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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Paper Tey Ink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Trey Ink September Blog Hop!

This is my first time ever participating in the Paper Trey Ink Blog Hop, but I am totally pleased with my projects (although it was a bit hard to photo) so I figured why not, right?!?!!
I started my project by recycling something that most people just overlook...you find them in abundance on the streets and anywhere people drink really...it's a bottle cap, I found it on the street the other day, it was just sitting there all by it's little lonesome calling my name and asking to be used! It's a twist top so it wasn't deformed in any way and the logo had worn off so I don't know what kind of drink it had once protected, but I thought Hey I can do something with this! So in my pocket it went until I got home!
It stayed in my craft room for about a week until hubby brought home some epoxy to seal a hole and I asked him if I could just use the rest of it when he was done! So off I went with my bottle cap and sanded it and then spray painted it with Rustolium Teal spray paint...this stuff says it's quick drying, but I must be the most impatient person in the world cuz I kept messing it up and smudging it! Hubby doesn't so much like it when I spray paint things because I end up leaving my mark behind on the gravel driveway...there has to be a less messy way of doing this, but i was too lazy to drag out the newspaper!
I sprayed both sides of the bottle cap and then waited until it dreied...I took a piece of shimmery Vanilla Cardstock and used my 1 inch circle punch (it's the perfect size for bottle caps!) I then stamped the snowflake image in the center using tempting turquoise classic ink (I know you don't see a snowflake, when I added the epoxy it disolved the ink...so be sure to use a permanent, not water based ink)
Next I stamped the Holiday Cheer with stazon black ink and Glued it to the inside of the bottle cap. (before I started the process I used an ALL and hammer and made tiny holes so that I could thread some jewlery wire and make a loop) I added glitter to what I thought were the appropriate spots and then snowflake and dumped out the acess. I then mixed my two part epoxy and added it to the bottlecap...thats when my snowflake started to disapear...I thought my project was ruined...but alas I got a brillian idea once the epoxy had dried! I thought, Hey I'll add snowflakes to the hardened eopxy! So I got out my white stazon ink and stamped right on top...makes the whole project really neat and adds that 3-D effect! I love it!
To this I added a charm I had picked up a while back at A.C. Moore (it was on clearance) the sentiment was perfect because in todays world or rush rush rush I still believe in Holiday Cheer...Don't you?
So I added a few more snowflakes to the back with the white Stazon ink and another sentiment...now the necklace is double sided and you can choose which side to wear out! Neat huh? I finirshed the necklace by threading the bottle cap onto a piece of organdy ribbon and stringing some spacer beads to that... I still need to add a clasp, but all I had at home were gold and I don't think that will look good!

So now you have a perfect little gift for someone that wasn't very expensive and got some trash off the ground!

So here is a little card to add to the necklace...perfect little ensemble (please excuse the picture, I must of taken at least 30 and nothing came out!) The card measures 2 inches by 1 3/4 inches. I siply stamped 3 snowflakes with taken with teal ink and added glitter, stamped the holiday cheer right above inked scallops. The same organdy ribbon and another charm finish off the card...I hope you liked my project! You can view the rest of the participating blogs HERE.


Stamps: Holiday Treats by PTI

Ink: Taken with Teal, black stazon, white stazon

Paper: Shimmery white, shimmery vanilla

Accessories: Bottle cap, 2 part epoxy, glitter, sponge, 1 inch circle punch, charms spacer beads, sheer organdy ribbon, spray paint, patience!

Happy Stampin'

Come Back Soon!



Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very creative Silvia, great colors and a fun gift idea.

Deanna said...

Wow, so cute!

Scrapping Julie said...

what an awesome project. i sure hope you feel better today!

Cards and More said...

How clever this is! Who'da thought a bottle cap could become so pretty! ~babies~

Radiogirl said...

Very cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kacey Elliott said...

I love that you recycled! So cute! Your card is great too!

Claire Brennan said...

Fab necklace - I have a bag of bottletops and I didn't know what to do with them...

and a gorgeous card.