Sunday, June 29, 2014

Leather Bombshell Banner Necklace

Hey Bombshells!

Using a thin piece of scrap leather, I created a Bombshell Banner Necklace. 
- black leather scraps
- Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White
- Mod Podge and 1 inch Sponge Brush
- fabric scissors
- 1.5mm Short Jaw Hole Punch Plier (mine are by Vintaj)
- small clear acrylic/plastic (optional - but you can use old plastic packaging)
- jump rings, beads, wire, chain, clasp
- jewelry pliers (round nose, chain nose, flat nose, and wire cutters)
- embossing heat tool

First, stamp the banner stamp onto the black leather scrap with Tsukineko Brilliance Archival Pigment Ink Pad in Moonlight White.
Next, using an embossing heat tool, carefully dry the ink and heat set it. Make sure not to burn the leather or keep the heat tool in one spot for too long.
Using fabric scissors, cut the stamped image out leaving a black border.
Create holes on the top sides of the leather banner with hole punch pliers, making sure not to punch a hole too close to the edge. I first punch a clear acrylic scrap (which is really just recycled clear packaging from embossing folders) so the hole punch does not leave an indentation in the leather. (I use the same method when punching holes in metal as well.)
After both holes have been punched apply a thin coat of Mod Podge (from left to right) with a 1 inch sponge brush to lightly seal the ink. At first it will look like the ink smeared, but if the coat is light enough (and was dried well before coating) the ink is usually fine when it is dry. Note: I only mod-podged the top of the banner because the back of this piece of leather is soft so I don't mind it touching my skin. If yours is rough underneath you may want to back it with a soft piece of felt or fabric.
After the leather banner has completely dried, attach your jump rings, wire looped beads, chain, and clasps to finish the necklace off.
I can't wait to make more of these with some of the other banner stamps!

Happy Bombshell Craftin'!
 - Kim

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop

It's time for the June Hump Day Hop with Bombshell Stamps!

This month, Alison, chose the theme, Red Carpet Ready.

And here comes Bombshell Angel walking the red carpet at her summer movie premiere for her new blockbuster hit, Summer Lovin'!  The movie has a 1950's / retro summer vibe, so she is dressed for the part in her flirty and fun light blue dress.

I used Bombshell Angel and a dress from the "Bombshell Clothing" Die Cut Collection.  She was colored with Copic Markers and the dress was cut out with the Silhouette Portrait. The red cardstock is by Bazzill. The blue cardstock (dress), palm tree cardstock, Summer Lovin' card, and sentiment stickers are from the Summer Lovin' Collection by Samantha Walker / Carta Bella. The movie film is washi tape that I had in my stash.

Thanks for hopping with us!  Check the list below to see where you are hopping to next!

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Muse Monday

It's Muse Monday at Bombshell Stamps!  All month the "Homeward Bound" stamp set has been featured. It's on sale this month too!

Here's my card in honor of Muse Monday:
The ship from Homeward Bound was stamped in Tsukineko Memento Ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut out. I used a star embossing folder by Cricut/ProvoCraft in my Cuttlebug, and also used Circle Dies by Sizzix in it too.  The blue and orange cardstock is from my stash, and the striped paper is by Heidi Swapp.

Check out all the Muse Monday inspiration at the Bombshell Stamps blog!

Happy Monday!
- Kim