Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Name is a Name

You know what I love about stamping?  You can make anything at all extra special.  I was asked to make nametags for our Bible study group.  We're doing the Beth Moore study on Esther.  (Don't you just LOVE Beth Moore!?) 

After a  moment of utter panic, I decided to look at our workbook for inspiration.  Each page and each segment of the video has these beautiful flowers that I'm sure are probably crepe myrtles in a soft green that reminded me of Certainly Celery.  I found a dogwood stamp that looks close enough.  What do you think? 

These are those plastic tags you can get at the office supply store that have the little snap on clips on them.  I used my printer to print the names onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  My Certainly Celery marker was used to draw the lines at the top and the bottom..I think it made them look more professional. 

I stamped off my  floral onto scrap and stamped again onto the Vanilla to create the background.  I had some retired SU DP (sorry, can't remember the name) that I used to accent under each name. 

To make the flowers that are  Scor-Taped to the front, I used Mono-Multi to glue the Vanilla cardstock to a piece of chipboard pulled from the back of a package of SU DP, stamped my images in Certainly Celery, cut out each one, highlighted with Crystal Effects and then glued those tiny pearls (a big bag found at Big Lots for 50 cents!) with Crystal Effects to the centers.  I used the " Ribbon Blossom" technique to hide the plastic part of the clip.   At first I thought of using ribbon to go around the neck instead of the clips but figured the names would have ended up in our laps..LOL

Thanks for taking the time to visit. 

Blessings and Happy Stamping!

Charlene
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5 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

These are sure to be a hit!

Mary Beth said...

Who doesn't want to wear one of these? They're like beautiful pieces of jewelry!

acreativeneed said...

These are beautiful! Love how you made them so special!
smiles,Deena

jaymack said...

I remember that dogwood stamp.

Nancy said...

Those are gorgeous! What a treat to wear that pretty name tag! Terrific job, Charlene!