Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wintery Charms with VLVS! and Colored Lacquer

Wintery charms with Viva Las Vegastamps! and Sakura 3D colored lacquer
As the coolor temperatures approach and winter is a little over a month away, I'm in full gear creating gifts for friends and family and items for holiday wear. When I chose the snowflake background stamp to work with for my project sponsored by VivaLasVegaStamps!, I knew I wanted to create some fun charms. These charms are super easy to make and can add fun wintery embellishment to any item.
For this project you will need:
Tim Holtz Fragment Charms
Marvy Black Ink Pad 
Random winter colored cardstock--I used Basic Grey solids
Sakura Colored 3D Crystal Lacquer
jewelry findings, sanding paper, scissors

Begin by stamping in black the background stamp
onto your card stock.

Apply a small amount of colored lacquer [either 1 or 2 colors]
onto Fragment Charms.

Add to stamped image. Slide charm around a bit until it stops moving.

I really like how the two colors mix on the page when it spreads .

Once dry, remove the charm by cutting them out close to the plastic edge.
Lightly sand the edges to remove extra card stock. Punch the hole in the
card  stock to make charm usable. Print the backside of the charm with stamp.

Add findings to fragment charm. Here I've used homemade jumprings.

Add your charms to your item. Here I've chose to add them to a fiber necklace.
I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you for looking!


  1. Great idea! Will have to give it a try.

  2. Great idea - I need to get some Crystal Lacquer :)

  3. Love all the charms in all the fiber!