There is a giveaway over on the Chocolate Baroque Blog at the moment. There is a new release of stamps called Home Sweet Home, and Glenda is giving away a set of these stamps to a lucky commenter, either on the Design Team Blog, or one of the blogs belonging to the Design Team members, including her own blog. There are links in my sidebar to the other Design Team members' blogs.
I was fortunate enough to work with these fabulous stamps recently, and one of the samples I made involved a card with a secret gift inside.
I wanted to make a very simple card from the outside, and chose very soft muted colours for the image. I used the same colours for the inner pocket.
I then decided to make a Chotski pin to go inside the inner pocket. Chotski pins are a bit like kilt pins with loops on. You can hang charms on them. Normally they are a bit grungier than the ones I have made here, but they can be whatever style you choose to make. I altered a couple of bottle caps, added some beads, used some silver plated charms, lots of odds and ends, and some jewellery findings. I stamped some of the words onto shrink plastic, and coloured some pieces of card to set behind the shrink plastic, in typical Clarice Cliff style colours, then mounted these into the bottle caps.
I stamped the smallest house stamp onto an acrylic heart tag, and coloured the reverse with Copic markers.
I had a lot of fun making this piece.
Hopefully, I've inspired you to have a look at these lovely new stamps, and given you a few ideas as to how to use them. Thanks for stopping by xx