Thursday, October 15, 2009

October's Serendipity Stamp Challenge!

This month's challenge was to create a gift or ornament! I chose a set of star stamps only to find out an even cooler thing about them, they fit perfectly with McGill's Super Giant Star Punch! I can just picture a Christmas tree covered with these!

Supplies:

*Stars stamp set Serendipity Stamps (452QCL)

*McGill Super Giant Star Punch (also available at Serendipity)

*Navy Blue Cardstock

*Versa Mark Ink

*Silver embossing powder

*Embossing heat tool

*Heavy duty adhesive

*Silver wire

*Silver earring stems (a thick wire with a flat almost pin head bottom)

*Silver toned beads

*Silver ribbon

*Wire pliers and cutters

Directions:

  1. Stamp 7 stars on the blue cardstock with the versamark ink. Cover with embossing powder and emboss with heat tool.

  2. Punch out stars with punch (designed to match) and fold each star in half. Coat backs with adhesive.

  3. Put stars together by securing each half to another star and then putting the open ends together.

  4. Thread several beads onto earring stem, and then put the end of the stem up through the stars middle. Use the pliers to make a loop at the top of the star.

  5. Cut a length of wire to use as a hanger and attach it to the loop at the top of the star.

  6. Cut a length of ribbon and use it to tie a bow at the top of the star where the wire attaches to the loop.


It would be easy to use more or fewer stars to change up the look, not to mention the endless possibilities with other colors of paper, embossing powders, and beads! If you create on of these little darlings I'd love to see it, post a link here and one lucky person will win a prize from me!


Now start to hop and see the great creations from the rest of Serendipity Stamps Design Team members:



And don't forgot to hop on over to the official Serendipity Stamps blog to enter this months challenge, and get a chance to win free stamps! Everyone loves free stamps, right?

Serendipity Stamps Blog and Gallery

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL! Oh how lovely! I will have to get these lovely star stamps and make a lot of these for my tree. Thanks for the inspiration!

Yvonne said...

Amy, your ornament is gorgeous!! I never would have thought that stamp could look so gorgeous! Awesome job!
And BTW is that a TURTLE in the background!? How cool!!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Yup my sons pet turtle!

Tami B. said...

The earring wire idea is such a creative way to pull it together. Love this.

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Amy, this is beautiful! It will make a wonderful addition to your tree!

Kathie Bailey said...

Amy, what a beautiful ornament. I love stars any way and this is a gorgeous way to use them!