I told you I have been busy!! I loved the idea of bottlecap pins and set out to make them last year and quit in frustration. I originally covered my stamped images in Crystal Effects, which I had read of others doing. After they sat overnight to dry I found the images had bled and were unsightly. I tried coloring them with different mediums, even permanent Sharpies and each time the result was the same. I tried embossing them first and then the glue underneath would bleed through. I pulled more than a few hairs from my head last year. I thought I was doomed to be a bottlecap pin loser!! All hail the queen, Julie Ebersole, one of my stamping idols. She has moments of pure genius. She posted a bottlecap pin awhile back and her solution was to use a 1" page pebble on top. Do you know what I mean? Those clear, domed epoxy stickers that are for scrapbooking. I bet she didn't go through all the mess I did, LOL!! I bow before the master!! I did have a bit of trouble finding the right size stickers but now I am golden!! To eliminate the glue problem I just adhered my images with red sticky tape, these babies are in there for good. The pin backs are the tie tack variety which I glued on with E6000 glue. For a fun presentation, I made little tags to attach them to. I used my SU stamp on the back of the tag to cover their angel policy. I am discussing with hubby a display I would like him to make me with dowels so I can hang them for better viewing at the craft fair. I am a snowman gal so I mostly did those but there are a few santas and snowflakes thrown in for good measure.
If anyone has any suggestions for price I welcome your input. Materials cost is around 1-1.25 each. I even used coupons to get my supplies but those bottlecaps and stickers are not cheap.
Last night I worked on lunch tins but they aren't ready for show yet. I hope to finish them soon and post pictures.
Have a great day!