Monday, June 5, 2023

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Earrings Made Using Tim Holtz's Remnants Stamp Set, Loop Pins, and Alcohol Ink

 "Not a card" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme and we're also featuring products from Tim Holtz.  I decided to make a pair of earrings (because I love, love, LOVE big bold jewelry)!

There's this stamp set by Tim Holtz, Remnants, that has the most gorgeous big rectangle of chunky blocky text!  I use it often and whipped it out again for this project.  I stamped the text image in black onto white paper and while that dried, I found some thin metal that I cut into upside-down arch shapes.  I cut the stamped paper and glued it to the metal pieces, then dabbed acrylic paint around the edges.  I also stamped a plus sign from Tim Holtz's Glitch 2 stamp set and added some dots and more paint to those little squares.

As long as I was decorating earrings, I thought, why not make the back sides fancy, too?  I stamped text from Tim Holtz's Theories stamp set onto some paper and glued that down on the back side of the earrings, then painted more dots and smears all around.  I used a Crop-A-Dile tool to cut some bigger holes through the earrings.

I wanted to bring some beads to the party, so I found some white beads in my stash and dripped different colors of alcohol ink onto the beads and let them dry.

I glued the plus signs on top of the text background.  Last but not least, I found some Tim Holtz Loop Pins that worked perfectly to hold some of my beads in place.  I used some straight pins for the others.  Here are the components all laid out and ready to be assembled:

I put everything together and this is the end result.  This is what they look like on the front and on the back.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

What will you make this week that's not a card?  We can't wait to see your creations!  Upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.