Monday, December 12, 2011

Outlines Rubber Stamps Challenge - Shiny and Bright

Hello!!!  It's Monday and time for a new Outlines Rubber Stamp design team challengeJoin the Design Team in our weekly challenges with a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate each week!  Please check out the details of how to play and win on the Outlines Blog

This week our challenge was to create a card or project that is Shiny and Bright.  The project can use metallic papers, crystals, or metal-toned pearl pens!  I hope you'll create along with us this week!

Snowflake Brooch

This week, I opted to make a brooch, using Snowflake Jewel (C-975) as my basis.  I think what drew me to this particular image is all the potential to add crystals.  In addition, the shape is lovely and the proportions (1.5" x 2") makes for a perfect sized fashion accessory.

The steps to create a personal piece of jewelry are very easy.  I stamped the Snowflake Jewel (C-975) image on black cardstock with Versamark ink.  I embossed with silver embossing powder.  I filled in some of the open spaces and the smaller dots with Silver pearl pen - but you could easily add smaller Swarovski crystals.  I glued SS12 Crystals and teardrop crystals (8 mm x 4.8 mm) into the snowflake.  To seal everything, I covered the entire front (not covering the jewels) with Glass Effects Gel.  I adhered a pin back onto the reverse side with Glass Effects Gel.  In fact, to make this an incredibly sturdy piece, I coated the entire back side of my snowflake with Glass Effects Gel and then pressed the pin back into the wet surface.  The finding slipped into the layer and is securely embedded into the shiny exterior.

Here's a picture of my daughter modeling the brooch.
I think it's the perfect scale pin to dress up a scarf or a winter coat.
I'd love it if you stopped by to visit the other designers for more inspiration.  And don't forget you can join in our fun!

Kecia Waters
Sue Kment
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp - DT Coordinator
Robin Kirkpatrick
Sandy Hulsart 

Thanks for visiting!
Stamps: Snowflake Jewel (C-975) by Outlines Rubber Stamps
Ink: Versamark ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Black cardstock by Bazzill
Other: Silver embossing powder by Ranger, Silver Pearl Pen by Viva Decor, Glass Effects Gel by Viva Decor, SS12 - AB Crystal and Crystal Teardrops (8 mm x 4.8 mm) by Swarovski, Picksey-Pick-Ups by Outlines Rubber Stamps, pin back by Outlines Rubber Stamps


  1. GORGEOUS!!!

    I'm am so impressed by this!!! Thank you so much for telling us step-by-step how you created this beauty!

  2. how fun is that your daughter is modeling it!!!