December 8, 2007

Skating Anyone?

I wish I could recall where I first saw this idea... using paper clips as the blade of a skate... I just love it! The skate is easy enough to make. I just folded a rectangle of Confetti White paper in half and traced my design on, lining up the bottom of the skate with the fold of the paper. Then you just slip the paper clip in place and glue the fold shut.

I sponged SU! Close to Cocoa ink on the edge of the skates to antique them and "laced" them shut with Linen Thread. The scalloped circle is antiqued with White Craft Ink and then I dotted the scallops with a clear Sakura Glaze pen. All stamps are Kitchen Sink Stamps; "Never a Loss for Words", and "Snow Flurry" were the sets I used.

Paper: SU! Kraft, Confetti White, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip. Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and White Craft. Accessories: Clear Sakura Glaze Pen, Paper clips, Linen Thread, flat back pearls by unknown maker.

10 comments:

Karen said...

very cute!

Juliann said...

This is just way too cute sarah!

Angel Wilde said...

I once had a pin of felt that used a paperclip for a skate. It looks even cuter on a card! I love it!

Becky Oehlers said...

This is beautiful!

Carolyn King said...

so clever---love this!

Sharon said...

I remember many years ago seeing crocheted skate pins using a paper clip as the skate blade. Maybe that's where you saw the idea too. Very cute on the card!

Lori said...

Adorable! What a fun way to make blades for the skates.

Debbie Olson said...

Love this, Sarah--Great job!!

Becky said...

This is just too cute.

Elaine said...

Very cute! Love the paper clips as the blades!