Flourishes Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be participating in the Flourishes Blog Hop!!

What do you get when you mix the beauty of stained glass images with the fabulous shapes of Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®? A fabulous new set from Flourishes called Beauty Within. This stamp set was designed to take the guess work out of cutting and trimming an elegant shape. With the help of S4-246 Labels Eleven and S4-248 Labels Thirteen, you can color to your heart’s content and then trim your image perfectly with these beautiful die templates. This set, designed by artist Becky Fleck, will be released first thing Friday morning! Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment on the Flourishes Blog and you’ll be in the running! Winners will be announced Saturday at 12 PM CST on the Flourishes Blog. 

Be sure to visit all the talented artist’s blogs!

Beth Pingry (here!)
Heidi Blankenship
Holly Simoni
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Margie Higuchi
Stacy Morgan

I decided to make a pendant with shrink plastic.

Stamp the rose image onto clear shrink plastic with black solvent ink.  Flip it over and color with Copics onto the other side so the markers don’t get contaminated with the ink.

Marker colors will be more intense when the piece is shrunken. (Hint: the markers don’t blend as well on a porous surface, so I colored each section with only one marker, after much experimentation.)

Align the S4-246 Labels Eleven #5 (the smallest is #1) onto the shrink plastic colored image.  Tape in place.  Cut in Spellbinders Wizard™.  I fed the sandwich twice to make sure it cut through the plastic.  Use a hole punch to make a hole if desired.  Shrink according to plastic manufacturer’s instructions.

This picture shows the end result, it shrunk from approximately 2.5 x 3.5″ to 1 x 1.5″.

The necklace is assembled by stringing plastic pearls along a sheer ribbon.  Attach a clasp at the end.  Place a jump ring on the pendant and attach to the ribbon between two pearls.

For the box, cut/emboss Labels Eleven #5 from blue cardstock.  Leave the paper inside the die template and airbrush a blue marker over the edge of the die template.  Cut/emboss white cardstock with Labels Eleven #4. Airbrush with a pink marker.  Stamp  “Beauty Lies Within” sentiment onto the pink Label. 

For the Rose, stamp the single Rose image twice with dye ink.  Color one image in simply, no blending necessary.  On the second, color and blend inks as desired.  Hand trim with scissors. Layer the “finished” Rose on top of the basic Rose image, and adhere with 3D Foam Squares.  Layer the Labels onto a box (I recycled one from a previous gift), wrap the box with ribbon and tie a bow.

I used the following supplies:

Spellbinders:  Wizard, S4-246 Labels Eleven die template
Flourishes: Beauty Within Stamp Set
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™: 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner®
Copic: R20, R22, R24, B21, B23, B24, G21, G24, G28
Tsukineko Jet Black Stazon® Solvent Ink, Tuxedo Black Momento™ Dye Ink
Shrink Plastic: Lucky Squirrel Clear
Cardstock: Worldwin Colormates Light Belgium Blue, White
Ribbon: Offray Sheerly Yours
Pearls: Bead Design Co.
Clasp: Metal Gallery

Thank you for visiting! Please leave me a comment, then go to the Flourishes Blog to comment for a chance to win.

I am working on another project with the same stamp set, but a completely different technique! I hope you’ll bookmark me or subscribe to see more!


25 responses to “Flourishes Blog Hop

  1. This was so clever! The pendant turned out beautifully!!! Great gift idea!

  2. Michele in IL.

    Love the pinks and blues! Thanks for the inspiration, I want to try this!

  3. Oh my gosh this is amazing.. It love the pendant. It was so fun stamping with you gals this month..Love love love this..:)

  4. WOW! Such a great idea!

  5. Gorgeous Beth! Great ideas.

  6. Great idea for the use of shrink plastic — would make a great feminine keytag.

  7. Wow, what a gorgeous creation! Love that necklace and the elegant box to pack it in! Beautiful!

  8. Rhonda Miller

    This is great. I never would have thought to do something like this. TFS.

  9. Wow! THat pendant is amazing 🙂

  10. Love your pendant, this stamp set was perfect for it. Beautiful details.

  11. Beautiful!! I love how the pendant turned out!! Shrink plastic is so much fun!! Not only would the pendant make a wonderful gift but you also have a lovely presentation–the gift box is very pretty too!!

  12. Wonderful project! What a fun idea . . . maybe some Copic markers in my future?

  13. Fabulous idea! Love, love, LOVE this! I have tons of shrink plastic and I must remember to get it out and use it after seeing this. All your colors are so pretty, and the end result is just exquisite!

  14. Beth, this is amazing! I love shrink plastic, and this is so beautiful! I love the way you coloured the roses and the airbrushed label is to die for! Beautiful!

  15. What a fantastic and creative idea! I love how you’ve used the cut out rose for the card too.

  16. this is more than fabulous and gorgeous Beth! I love it 🙂

  17. Being new to the whole stamp thing, but do remember so very long ago making shrink art jewellery, I will have to try this technique out. Very creative, I love blogs so many ideas…… too little time 😉

  18. gorgeous and what a beautiful gift and box. Nice idea.

  19. WOW Beth, this is off the charts fabulous! It’s been years since I’ve picked up a piece of shrink plastic but — oh my — this is divine! What a beautiful and creative gift!

  20. Beautiful! Oh this is such a wonderful gift and that you shrunk it is awesome. Very creative and awesome gift!

  21. What a wonderful tutorial – great idea and I love the new Flourishes stamps. Neat to have them fit so well in the Spellbinders dies. Now to save up the funds for these!

  22. LOVE this pendant!!!
    I’ll need to make one – LOL!!
    Great look with the airbushing – those edges on the labels look sharp.
    Beautiful job!! xo

  23. Projects are beautiful, love how the flourishes fit inside of each other.

  24. You ROCK Beth! omg that is sooo cool!

  25. What an ingenious idea. Congrats!!

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