Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Emi and Summer CHA or BUST~!!

Today is my friend, Emi's birthday...she tries to sneak past the day but I'm on to her - HA! On this occasion, I thought I would try my hand at Spellbinders® Creative Arts' newest Media Mixáge™ product - Oval Hatpins! So I created a little gift for my sweet friend on her 29½ year birthday (wink wink!!)!!!

I first filled the oval bezel cup with light pink self-adhesive Sea Glass created by the wonderful folks from Mudd Puddles. Love their stuff!! I used an idea my talented friend, Judy Hayes did on her recent sneak peek project - stuck a jump ring at the bottom of the cup (it's supposed to be closed which I did afterwards ;0P). Set aside to dry.

Next I cut Media Mixáge Birds One blank dies and S4-378 Cherry Blossoms, dies with shrink plastic, colored with Copic markers and heat to shrink. When cooled, I coated them with Matte Medium to prevent the color from running in the dimensional finish at the end.

I poured dimensional finish into the bezel cup. After an hour into the curing process, I added the Sakura blossom, bird (added a pearl for its eye) and branch, covered them with a little dimensional finish and let dry overnight.

Lastly, I added on a metal "e" monogram charm and a couple of clear crystals on the jump ring at the bottom of the bezel cup. Insert into the card that I have created earlier in JR: JUNE 2013 Release - Day 1 post - it was perfect for this project! I took out the existing sentiment and stamped another sentiment on the card front. Then I added a Sakura blossom at the bottom (folded five die cuts in half and adhered to each side to form a dimensional flower), inserted the pins and added pearls to finish.

Here's another look...

Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps - Let Your Soul Sing
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - S5-161 Radiant Rectangles, S6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, S6-002 5 x 7 Matting Basics B, S4-378 Cherry Blossoms, EL-020 Awesome Blossoms, MB3-002 Ovals Hatpin and MD2-011 Birds One
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento - Rich Cocoa, Rose Bud)
Dimensional Texture - Liquid Pearl (Petal Pink)
Markers - Copic
Sea Glass - Mudd Puddles
Medium - Golden (Matte Medium)
Dimensional Finish - Mod Podge (Dimensional Magic)
Cardstock and Card Base - Darice and Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ Celebrate Cardmaking System
Ribbon - Basic Grey and Creative Impression
Pearls - Want2Scrap
Trinket Pins - Maya Road
Adhesives - ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares)
Other: Metal Charm; Crystal Beads

CHA or BUST~!!

If you or your retailers are attending the Create-n-Connect Conference & Trade Show 2013 (formerly known as CHA) please have them stop by at Spellbinders Creative Arts in Booth #1247! We are offering workshops on Education Day (day before the show starts) on the 22nd - if they're not sold out, come sign up!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Birthday, Emi!! xo


Mandalika said...

Oh my! That little brooch is so pretty. I just love the details you added to it. I didn't even realise you could make something like that so thank you for sharing the supplies list.

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous card, love the oriental feel of it and those new bezels look fab!!

Jen Mc said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy formerly known as CHA

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow margie,
this card is stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

absolutely gorgeous card!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Beautiful card Margie!! I love the look of the Mudd Puddles product!! It has a really cool chunky glass look to it. I will miss seeing you at CHA!!!! I hope it's a great show!! Hugs♥

Fleursbydesign said...

The pin is gorgeous, your friend will love it :)

Unknown said...

The pin turned out beautifully!

Connie Mercer said...

wow~ gorgeous margie!!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Margie! Love that sweet hat pin! Surely your friend will treasure this beauty!

Marnie said...

This is so very cool! What an amazing Gift!