Friday, 29 July 2011

Chocolate Baroque Giveaway- Home Sweet Home

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


veronica said...

lovely idea Judith - shows that you don't have to use bright colours for these stamps to work! Never heard of Chotski pins before, yours makes a nice surprise inside the card

Paula said...

wonderful card and pin.

Paula said...

An utterly striking project. I love the way the external soft subtle colours hide such a brilliant suprise & the way that little charm on the front hints at what is hidden. The acrylic heart is a real beauty. I've never heard of these pins before so thank you for some info.
Paula (PEP)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a beautiful card and pin Judith. I've loved all the cards so far, that I've seen made with these new stamps. They're right there at the top of my list.

Sue xx

mamapez5 said...

There are some lovely cards coming out with these stamps Judith. I really likes the bright sunrays in Glenda's video but I think I like your muted colours even more. The pin is gorgeous. Kate x

Aquarius said...

What a fabulous card and gift - I've often made these pins but had no idea they actually had a special name. You learn something new every day!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

stisteWhat a beautiful giftcard you have made. marvelous. And very pretty to get one with the beautiful surprise.
Have a nice weekend

Shirley said...

You are so clever Judith,it is gorgeous I love the idea of a secret pocket.

Shirley xxx

LizM said...

just so loving these stamps & all you clever DT members gorgeous samples.

another must-have!

Liz M x

Gerrina said...

What a wonderfull hidden present!
Like both the card and the pin!
Greetz, Gerrina

Elaine said...

This is a real gem of a project Judith, showcasing your card and jewellery making skills. The soft colours are gorgeous and the little heart charm is a lovely idea. I love your pin, the bright colours of those beads are just delicious! Really inspiring and different too. Elaine xxx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Judith, love the soft colours.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea of putting the pin in the pocket - fab card

Janet V

Julie said...

A fabulous card. I love the soft colours of the outside, then the bolder colours hidden inside on the pin make a fab surprise. That acrylic heart is beautiful.

Julie W x

Pat said...

How lovely. This card and gift would make anyone happy, areally lovely gift.
Pat xx

Be Inspired said...

Wow 2 Stunning DT projects Judith!

Lillian xx

Anne said...

What a gorgeous soft coloured version of this. The pin is lovely too

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