I am, really, but on things I can’t post yet. So I thought I’d better get back to last weekend’s Stampin’ Addicts Birthday Hop and give the recipe for another project.
Beware — images in photo above appear much larger than they actually are! This little Stampin’ Up! Simply Adorned Charm measures only 1¼” x 1″ — at least, that’s the size of the insert. It’s a challenge to use such a tiny “canvas”! But now that I’ve got this charm in hand, I’m finding all sorts of images that I can use. Remember, the back of the charm is also glass (but not beveled), so that you can create another insert that complements the front. A photo would be sweet, or a favorite quote — see how this works?
Tip: The closure on this is really firm. The charm absolutely won’t open accidentally! That makes it a challenge to open, but thanks to someone’s tip on Stampin’ Addicts (I think), I now simply use a dime to twist between the top pieces on the front and back. Easy!
The rhinestone in the corner was pried out of the pronged holder. Use needle-nosed pliers to spare your fingernails.
Stamps: Spring Song (p. 102, En Français (p. 134)
Ink: Basic Brown, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Aqua Painter and Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad