Friday, June 17, 2011

Stamped Polymer Clay Charm in a Card


I made a polymer clay charm using some white polymer clay and a stamp.  I used a stamp set from Unity Stamps called Mix Up of Cuteness.  After I stamped the image into my clay I simply cut it out with an Exacto knife and then added the hole for the findings to go through.  I baked it according to the directions on the package and then painted it with some acrylic paint.  I finished off with some Stickles.

I wanted to showcase the charm in a card and I decided the best way to do that was a window.  I considered lots of ideas and this is what I settled on.  Before mailing the card I put in in plastic cover to help protect it.

I started with a standard sized Kraft card base.  I used my Nestabilities to cut a circle in the front of the card.

I cut a vanilla layer at 4 inches by 5 and 1/4 inches and placed a circle in the same spot on it.  To determine that I traced the circle with a pencil while having the vanilla piece temporarily adhered to the inside of the card.  After it had the matching window I embossed it with the Dvine Swirls Cuttlebug folder and adhered it.
The card without the charm in it.  Still very cute when it's removed.
To create the hot pink frame I used another Nestabilities die with a lacy edge, and then put that piece through the machine again with the same circle die positioned in the center.  You can always tape down your Nestability for any of these parts that need to be placed very carefully.

Along the bottom I have a pink strip that measures 1 and 1/2 by 4 inches and it's embossed with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder.

For my border I used the Fiskars EK Success punch called Open Scallop.  This piece is stamped with a sentiment from SP & Company's Ultimate Sentiments 1.
I added a stamped cupcake with similar colors to the inside of the card so it will look exactly the same when the charm is removed, minus the dimension that the charm has.  I just taped the charm over this piece.
Here's a look at the inside of the card, I think it's pretty cute with that cupcake floating around in there so I decided not to embellish it further.


I am entering this, and also one of my other projects from the link into the TGIF linky party over at Craft Junkie Too.  It's a lot of fun, you just link up your recent projects and get to see what everyone else has been up to as well.  Be sure and check it out!



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15 comments:

Peggy said...

Wow!!!! Love it Amber.

Joanne said...

That is great Amber. What a great idea. A card and then then a little charm to keep and show off.
If it is someone you give a card every year you could keep making these little charms year after year.
PS thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment.
Joanne at
Trying to be creative

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Cute:)

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Love That Bug said...

Amber,
This is adorable. Haven't tried the polymer clay yet
Hugs
Stacy

Juls said...

this is so fabby!!! Loving the polemer cupcake!!! Hugs Juls

Audrey Frelx said...

This card is cute, cute, cute!!! Love how you used polymer clay and the cupcake is super adorable!

girlia said...

Great job1

Marlene said...

Making your own charms now?!! Is there no end to your talent?! This is cool!

Missy said...

This turned out darling, I love the little charm!!!

scrappinC said...

Hmmmm! Yummy! Cupcake charm. You did a wonderful job.
Cindy Lou

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

What a fun project Amber -- thanks so much for linking up your crafty project this week on the T.G.I.F. Linky Party. :)
Tracy

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable!

Tara said...

Too cute! I love how you put the paper cupcake behind it so even when the charm is removed the card is still wonderful!
Tara

Dilsaver Designs said...

So cute, really love that charm, you did an awesome job and the colors are so fun!! Also I have an award for you on my blog if you want to come by and get it ;)

Kelly said...

OMG this is ADORABLE! Great colors and I love the little cupcake!