These are two of the cards I created. I wasn't sure if these large clothespins would work, but I discovered after stamping them they added a unique element to the display.
I don't have a before and after for you but I will go thru some of the steps I followed to make the clothespins and cards. I painted two large clothespins with craft paint and stamped images on them using the stamps that I had. I used a french wordy style stamp and a floral one.The pins were already painted but the stamped image does not adhere to them unless it is a freshly painted surface. I used a turquoise and a gray paint for the pins.
These are a few of the stamps in my collection. I have many more but these are the ones with more of a french theme.
I created four cards with different themes and decided to display them with the different clothespins I created. I already had some of these images stamped out for this card so I put them together and added a frenchy word pin.
I did this one as a postcard floral style and used my floral background stamp for both. I thought the floral image came out really well on the pin.
I never thought I would be doing this kind of craft project but I like to try something somewhat different as long as it isn't too time consuming. Here are the other two cards I made.I went with a travel theme and florals. These pins look much prettier in person. I made them too dark but didn't have time to redo them. They have stamped images on them that show better in a closeup pic.
Here are the closeups of these cards. I like the weathervane on this one.
I like this floral one on the windowsill. There is a button image stamped at the top of the pin.
A closeup of stamped image on pin. Even though this has been one of the more unusual things I have created, I think it has been the most fun so far. I'm glad I can bring new life to my stamps again.
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