Hello there stamping friends. Today I have the pleasure of sharing the "Time With" post with you. I have been trying to figure out what to do and I have decided that I will share with you how my cards come together and how I put the stick pins together that I add to a lot of my creations. I get so many e-mails asking how I make the pins and what it takes to make them so I will share with all of you. What do you think? To make the entire process easier I took pictures all the way through, so be warned this post will be a little longer than usual. :D
I have added caption to all of the photos so I will not write much about it anymore, but if you have any questions you can always contact me. For the recipe on what I've used to create this card read the "Recipe" at the bottom of my post.
Here you go (I have added the caption below the pictures as well, for easier reading :D:D)
|Selecting the paper I want to use|
|Here are the papers I chose from the Glitz Pretty in Pink pad|
|Now it is time to select the flowers I am going to use|
|Wait a minute, I need lace too!!! :D:D|
|One of my many boxes of beads|
|This little tray holds the beads I have selected for my stick pin. Now we are beginning to put a pin together|
|I have decided on which dies to use. Details are in the Recipe Box below!|
|These are the stamp storage sheet. I added a name label for each stamp set|
|Alright back on track. These are the layers I have decided to distress with my Tim Holtz distressing tool|
|And here we are after using the Distressing Tool|
|Here I have determined the layout I want to go for!|
|I’ve added the lace, glued all of the layers down. Getting ready for the flower arrangement!. Oh, and I have chosen to add a flourish. ;D;D|
|Flowers are arrange and secured. Flourish was cut and tugged under. What do you think?|
|Now on to the fun part. Let's get that stick pin going|
|Stickpin base plus spacers and a gorgeous glass bead and another spacer. I’d say we are off to good start!|
|More beads added and trying to decide if I like it or not. It is all about having fun!|
|Changed out some beads....do I like this? No, that is not it. ;D|
|Yep, those beads look better. Oh, and I added some hand dyed seam binding. Looks good, but I don’t like the rest of the pin showing!!!!|
|Added a few more beads to the end, but wait, the beads are not secure. Something is missing!!!!|
|To secure the beads on my stickpin I use these earring backings. I like that they are finishing the pin off nicely!|
|Here you see the backing on the stick pin. Nice and finished looking|
and here is what the end result looks like
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, Glitz Pretty in Pink
Stamps: ODBD Flourished Verses
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Vintage Photo
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die, ODBD Spellbinders Custom Die Elegant Ovals, Mulberry roses and leaves, cream lace, pink lace, handmade stick pin (glass beads and glass pearls, silver spacers), hand dyed seam binding
Well, this is it! I hope you have enjoyed my time with post today. I am a strong believer that it is supposed to be fun to play with paper and all of the embellishments and I hope that this tutorial was informative enough for you to give it a try.
Thanks so much for hanging out with me.
Have a blessed and super creative day!
Thanks soooo much Sabrina! You certainly broke this process down into bite sized pieces for us and I know our readers will love seeing the entire process. Gotta love those stick pins... and the stamp storage is great too!
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I hope you are enjoying our new schedule for the Shining the Light Challenge on Tuesdays! There's still time to play along so why not join in? You might be the next winner!
Until next time.... Be Blessed!