It's the Second Day of Christmas at the CLASSroom, and since I didn't have any turtledove stamps, I thought I'd share a soldered charm with you. I started with a stamp from the CHF Shoe Boutique set, as well as some Basic Grey 6" x 6" Eva papers. I chose the "Lucky to be me" stamp and some 1-1/2" square Memory Glass pieces to serve as the base for my finished piece.
I stamped the image three times, once on the bottom floral pattern, once on a solid pink pattern, and last on a dotted pattern (with some modifications, shown on the left). I cut the heart shape from the solid pink pattern and layered it on top of the small floral background, and then masked off the dots inside the shoe so that I could stamp a patterned paper shoe. What worked best for me was to stamp the shoe on the sticky side of the Eclipse tape, cut it out right inside the line, place the mask on the rubber, ink the stamp, remove the mask, and then stamp the dotted patterned paper.
Here is a picture of the layers, in order from left to right.
Next, I wrapped the sandwiched layers in 5/16" copper foil tape.
Finally, I soldered the edges and added some bling in the form of Decorative Victorian Filigree, jump rings, a pink chandelier crystal, and a little butterfly bead that I'd found in the beading section of a superstore. (I'm still not sure if I like the butterfly or not. He may get pulled off yet!)
This was a fun little project and went smoothly except for a couple of hitches with the attachments.That means that I need more practice, right? If you are looking for specific instructions on how to solder, you can refer to these posts:
Also, click here for the CLASSroom soldering projects. Have fun!