Monday, February 10, 2014

Globecraft & Piccolo - Too Much Happy Keychain

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Need a quick gift? Something cute and simple? How about a darling keychain?!

Like this one.

Start with a Rectangle Acrylic Craft Charm. For this project use a piece of kraft cardstock and stamp it with a woodgrain stamp (I used Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful). Place the charm on top of the woodgrain image and trace around. Cut out the charm shape. Squeeze Glastique Gloss onto the charm and lay the cutout on top. Flip over the charm and move the cardstock and Glastique around making sure to get all of the cardstock surface. Use a slightly dry baby wipe to wipe the excess from the edges.

At this point, you can stamp a fun sentiment using an ink formulated for nonporous surfaces, such as Ranger's Archival Ink in Jet Black directly onto the charm (I used Stampin' Up! Yippee-Skippee!). Let dry.

While the ink and adhesive are drying, get your tiny hearts and stars. I chose my elements according to my kids. Using tweezers and a bit of patience, emboss those tiny bits using Embossing Powder Adhesive and your favorite Embossing Enamel Powders! I used Poodle Skirt and Deep Blue Sky.

When the ink and Glassique are dry, it's time to give your charm some faux soldering! Pour some Vintage Copper Enamel Powder onto a scrap sheet of paper. Dab the Embossing Powder Adhesive onto the edges of the charm and then dip the edges into the powder.

Heat with a heat gun and when the powder has melted and looks like liquid, dip the edges in the powder, again. Heat. Repeat until you get some overflow of melted powder onto the front and back of the charm. Let cool completely.

Once cooled, add the tiny hearts and stars using Glastique. You can also coat the charm with a thin layer of Glastique or use the Instant UV Resin to make your charm more durable.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the Globecraft & Piccolo blog tomorrow to see daily inspiration!

Inky hugs,


  1. Angi This keychain is great. Really love the soldered look and the techniques you used. Would you be able to tell me where you got the keychain metal part from. I have been looking for them everywhere.

    1. Hi, Debbie! Thanks for the nice feedback! This keychain came in my DT kit and I was making sure that you would be able to get your very own,'s the link:

    2. Forgot to add the html...just cut & paste the address into your browser!


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