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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rudolph Pin Tutorial

I'm still making some gifts for Christmas. I got this pin from taking apart a flashing pin from St. Patrick's Day. It's one of those that blinks when you latch the clasp. It blinks pretty fast too. Kind of annoying if you're facing it!!! It's probably best you wear it!! LOL
The finished picture was difficult to get because I had trouble getting my camera to take the picture on the red blink. I even set it to continue to click and that was how I was able to catch the blink! Too funny!!!

Now, for this pin I stamped the Reindeer image
from the "Festive Favorites" set by Stampin' Up! I used black Staz On ink and Whisper White card stock. I prefer the Staz On ink when I'm using a blender pen. I can be assured the black will stay on the paper and not get on my pen.

I colored it in with markers and a blender pen.
After I colored it I used the Tag punch and punched out the image. I then used a tiny hole punch and punched out the nose. I punched out 3 more tags and marked the hole where the nose was and punched out that area. I glued them all together putting the reindeer image on top. I also made sure the nose hole was open. I set it under something heavy to set up and dry so it wouldn't warp.

Once it was dry enough I set the image on top of my Versa Mark pad and pressed down. I dropped the image in clear embossing powder and heated it up. While it was still hot I put it back in the embossing powder and heated another layer. I did this a total of four times. I could have added more but I was happy with the thickness and coverage so I stopped.

I placed the little plastic light bulb part of the pin in the hole and had to turn it on to see what it looked like. I was just too excited to wait!! LOL You should see me at Christmas!!! LOL The colored picture looks better than the embossed one. The embossing powder didn't change the image it just didn't allow me to photograph it as well. In the photo of the electronic part you see the two big silver things? They are the batteries. Above that on the left is a big black blob of "don't ask me!" And above that is the pin back and in the center of that pin back is the bulb which protrudes out the other side. So there you have it, the anatomy of the electronic part!! LOL

I added the electronic light pin with Crystal Effects. That stuff is the absolute BEST stuff and I use it for many projects. I just can't seem to say enough about it. I set the pin on a spool of ribbon so the nose part was in the hole. I wanted the electronic pin part to stay flat on the card stock. Once it dried the pin was ready to wear. I was SO thrilled with this project. I'm going to have to keep my eyes out for more of these next St. Patrick's Day.

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

This project is cute as can be. Love that stamp. One question though. Where do you get the part with the bulb that lights up? thanks.

Unknown said...

How fun!

tyrymom29 said...

What a great Idea !!!

Diane said...

Gee you're talented!!! That is so neat!!

Dorothy said...

Great job Wanda!

Trish D said...

Ooh, that's absolutely adorable! I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for one of those obnoxious pins :)

StampMom said...

That is incredibly clever to use the light!!! You are definitely an "outside the box" thinker. :-)

Pat S. said...

You are just too much!

This kind of project is WAY too tedious for me...but it sure is cute!