On yesterday's post I promised a card share which I felt I outdid myself on. With birthdays coming up for some very beautiful ladies I'll be making several of these beautiful cards. Here's a close up of one (click on each picture for a closer view):
Here's another in a different color, and as you can see I've personalized them for the recipients -- right beneath the image:
So what did I tell you! Did I do a great job or what!!! I am very pleased with them! Of course I'll have to make boxes for them because they are too 3-D for envies. To put these cards together I used a Spellbinders embossing folder and die for the background and I found the image on the internet for the topper which I sized and printed out; used Stickles and liquid pearls, flowers; to make the lips look full I used Glossy Accents, and last I added lace and a bow for the finishing touch. I think I'm finally beginning to really enjoy cardmaking more... now let's see how long my streak of cardmaking luck lasts -- lol!!! Well, I hope you like my cards as much as I do!
The winner is #24!!! In the order listed on the giveaway post, (and who used the key word "word art") the winner is Norma, the Pink Bling Crafter!!! Congratulations Norma! I hope you enjoy your rings and just in case you need them I've provided some suggestions and/or helpful tips below to get you started at the end of this post. To receive them, please email me your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
If the rest of you are interested in how I made did these rings, please feel free to read on. Here, again, are several I did and I'll show how I got these looks:
For the ring on the bottom right finger with the Miss Kitty image, you'd select an image or pattern you'd like. Or, for other suggestions, you can use ribbon, washi-tape, material, music sheets, photos, etc. As long as it can be cut to fit inside the window of the ring, you can use almost anything. Here are examples a printed photo off my computer, a piece of ribbon and washi tape that I plan to use:
You'll need your image, acrylic paint, and Glossy Accents to adhere the image to the underside of the ring. First cut and size your image to fit into the window of the ring. It'll look something like this:
After applying a thin layer of Glossy Accents to adhere your image (making sure to press and smooth out any air bubbles); allow image to dry completely. Once dry carefully cut away any access image from around the outer edges of the ring and apply another coat of Glossy Accents to back of image to project the back of the image (particularly if it's paper). Allow Glossy Accents to dry and, if you prefer, you can paint the entire inside of the ring with a complementary acrylic paint. Or you can leave the band clear -- it's your choice, your design it!
To get a glittery look as shown for the rings on the top left first and second fingers of the picture, again apply a thin layer of Glossy Accents and using your thumb and forefinger sprinkle with a fine glitter; allow to dry thoroughly. Once dry apply a coat of acrylic paint in a complementary color and allow to dry.
For the last look on the first finger on the right top side of the picture using a toothpick draw a design into the window of the ring with acrylic paint and allow to dry. Once dry, paint the inside of the ring (covering the design) with a complementary color of paint.
As a note, I ran into some Google videos where nail polishes were used to paint the rings -- I've gotta try this too! In the meantime, check that out, but have fun and use your own imagination!!!
I hope I made everything clear. If not, let me know and I'll try to be more detailed.
Thanks everyone for stopping by, have a great day and I'll be back as soon as I can...
I'll be seeing you!