Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Simply Adorned - a closer look

The Simply Adorned line of charms from Stampin' Up! are offered in several different sizes, beginning at 5/8" Circle and Square Charms. These itty bitty canvases create a unique challenge for stamping, and they will make you look at your stamps in a new way. Stampin' Up! also offers a few stamp sets designed for the Simply Adorned line, with small images and sentiments sized for these charms. However, for the charm inserts I featured in my Summer Mini Blog Hop post, I used some of the larger image stamps.

For example, in the 5/8" Circle Charm pictured above, I used a portion of the flower image from Elements of Style. I first stamped the large flower image from Elements of Style in StazOn Jet Black onto a piece of Window Sheet. Then I used a 1/2" Circle Punch (upside down so I could see what portion of the image I was punching) to punch out part of a blossom from the stamped image. Then I just added the center of a Small Circle Fire Rhinestone with a dot of Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive.
stampin up, elements of style, simply adorned charmsIn this photo, you can see how small the area is that I used for the 5/8" Circle Charm Insert. This was definitely one of the more simple Charm inserts I created! For the 5/8" Square Charm pictured below, you can see that I used the same stamped image from the Window Sheet. For this one I just placed the insert paper from my charm over the image and trimmed around it with Paper Snips. I added the smallest butterfly from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit with a dab of Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive. This charm is so small, that even that smallest butterfly has to have the wings clipped to fit, though!stampin up, simply adorned, charms

Finally, here's a closer look at the 1 x 1.25 Rectangle Charm insert I made using the Window Sheets again for a transparent charm. stampin up, simply adorned, charmsFor this one, I used Silver Encore Ink and Silver Embossing Powder to create an embossed image of the Elements of Style flower. You can click on the image to see a slightly larger view of it.


Melissa said...

What a great idea to use the Window Sheets! Oooh, I can just imagine the possibilities with this. Thanks Mary!

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