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Friday, March 29, 2013

CARD SHARE AND ART RING WINNER!!!

Hello, everyone and a very happy Good Friday to you!!!  Today is a great day!  All is as well in my world as it is right now, I love you all, and someone won my ring RAK!!!

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!
 
Now for the winner of my ring RAK!!! 



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 audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net

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!


29 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

So much fabulosity here! OMG! Congrats to Norma!!

Susie

Myrna said...

Audrey
There are a lot of words to describe these gorgeous creations but I honestly have to say when I opened my computer and saw the first one I just gasped in amazement. So truly, dear lady, they are breathtaking.
I wish I could be a wee mouse in the corner of your workspace just to watch you work.
Happy Easter to you and yours.
Myrna

silvia said...

Congrats to Norma!!!
Audrey~Fabulous rings and stunning card!!!

Have a Blessed Easter!!!

Hugs!!!!
Sil

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Audrey, the cards are so elegant and stunning!! I love the beautiful design!! The embossing is fabulous!! I just love everything about them - they are gorgeous!! And the newest rings are so fun!! Congrats to Norma - enjoy!! I hope you have a blessed and happy Easter with your family!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karon said...

Audrey - OMG those cards are so elegant and stunning!!!!!!!!! Love how you added the details and embellishments. Congrats to Norma too:-)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Glad to see you creating again? Don't I remember your saying that you're not a card maker ppsfft ..you are! A great one!

shari said...

Audrey, These cards are just beautiful, you did a fabulous job. Congratulations to Norma.

lisa808 said...

Classy and elegant cards!

lovemypaper said...

Congrats Norma! love the rings!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Audrey the feathery embellies make your card a class apart!!

Charlotte C said...

Your cards are amazing. I wish I had such luck finding images to print online. You did a really beautiful job.

Jani Lewis said...

Wow! Such lovely cards. Awesome details on the hats. Congrats to Norma and great rings. Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Lisa said...

WOW, what gorgeous cards. Classy lady. Congratulations to Norma.

Reflections from Granny said...

Stunning card and your rings are fabulous, you have so much talent I love to see what you'll make next.

Sorry for the late blog round but my hubby's not been well the past few months so blogging has been slow.

Happy Easter to you and all, hugs, Lori m

Lawren said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love them.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely card, love the pretty image!
Congrats to the winner!

Greetings from Paris!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

You outdid yourself! your cards are fabulous and your rings are so coll! have a wonderful and blessed Easter!

DIANA L. said...

First of all Happy Easter my friend, Secondly congrats Norma, Thirdly your cards are awesome. They are absolutely incredible. I think you have reached anew level in your card making--- OH!! my , girlfriend what will you do next. I love the image the feathers just everything
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Ps fourthly Thanks for the tutorial on the rings I may try this.

Ladybug said...

Hiya Audrey! Just poppin' by to wish you a Happy Easter!! :-)

OMG --- those cards are absolutely beautiful. The recipients are gonna love 'em!!! :-)

Hugs to you!!
Linda

Angi Barrs said...

Your card is so elegant. Love it. Hope you had a Happy Easter!

Nicole said...

Beautiful!!!!

Norma said...

Hello sweet friend:) OMG! your cards are so beautiful, I love how elegant they look and that background embossing is fabulous:) Thank you so much for your generosity , I'm super thrilled to have won those lovely rings!! thank you again! i hope you had a fabulous Easter with your family:)
Hugs,
Norma

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely stunning cards Audrey! I love the design:) Wow, your rings...so fabulous and fun! So creative!
Hope you had a great Easter!
Sherrie K

Tammy said...

The card is amazing. So beautifully done. Your rings are simply adorable. Congrats to your winner. Smiles...Tammy

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, I hope you had a great Easter! Thanks for leaving a message on my blog today!

These cards are amazing. So amazing I almost missed my favorite part, the embossing :-0 You did a great job with all the bling and embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing!

Staying Crafty said...

Gorgeous cards! I'm sure they will be appreciated :)

Pam said...

Wow! Beautiful card indeed. Love the whites ans the way you tied the bows

girlia said...

adorable

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow...2 for one! Your rings & the tutorial are fantastic!!!! The cards are so beautiful. Love your special touches & how the jewels come to life. You totally outdid yourself.
Love it all!
Love you too...Sonia