Saturday, February 16, 2013

Romance In Paris Stick Pin Swap

One of the swaps that I participate in at The Scrap Cafe is the stick pin swap. It is my favorite swap and I participate in it every month. This month the theme is "Romance In Paris" and we are to use the colors red, pink, and/or white.

I started out with a #8 tag (cut with the Tim Holtz Sizzix die) made out of Core'dinations cardstock. After I got the tag assembled, I had too much empty space at the top, so I cut off about an inch. I inked all the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.
The image is a vintage postcard of the Eiffel Tower that I downloaded from The Graphics Fairy.

For the bottom of the tag, I layered black braid trim, lace, and heart trim. The lace was originally white but I sprayed it with homemade rose shimmer spray. I also sprayed the large paper flower and the smaller ribbon roses with the same rose shimmer spray.

Here is a close up of my stick pins. All the beads are from my stash.

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  1. These are beautiful!
    I love your presentation. You always make them so pretty! :)

  2. I love everything...the pins, the card, the lace, the did an awesome job!