In today’s video, I’m finally able to show my wedding rings! I’m really thrilled with them, and they look even better than I imagined they would! But I’m not happy that they don’t stay together. In the video I asked if anyone else has had this problem with interlocking rings and how did they deal with it! I’m pleased to say that since recording the video, hubby has found a solution!Long story short! Hubby found a Master Jeweller in the Jeweller’s Guild in Hatton Garden (London) who can adhere the rings together by “tacking” them. This means each ring will be attached to the adjacent ring in four places. The Jeweller won’t fix each ring all round in case I need to have the size altered at any time. If this becomes necessary, each ring would need to be adjusted individually, and it’ll be easier to separate them if they’re attached in just four places. We’re going up to see the Jeweller next Saturday and he will do the job for us while we go and have a cup of coffee!
I first saw this card made by Wow Nola, who said she saw it made by Sam Clayton of Mixed Up Craft. The finished size of the card is 6″ x 6″, and you can either buy ready made envelopes from your local craft shop – which is what I do – or you can use your Envelope Punch Board to make your own.
The first card I made I used retired cardstock and Designer Series Paper (DSP) – just in case I messed it up! As it turned out, I think it’s a great colour combo and the card looks great. The daisies are in Rich Razzleberry. The only change I made to the way this card was made, was to corner round the point of the diamond that it stands on. I found the pointed corner of the Lemon Lime Twist card was splitting slightly.
If you decide to change the size of this card, you need to bear in mind three points. Firstly, the width of the cardstock being used for the base must be twice as long as it is wide. Secondly, you need to score along the long side at a quarter of the way along, and at halfway, too. Thirdly, you will need to adjust the size of all the layers.
There are several options for places to write your greeting. My favourite choice is the lower half, behind the diamond that stands up. Another choice is the upper half of that piece. Another possibility is to die-cut a fancy label in a co-ordinating subtle colour and adhere on either of the two slim panels i.e the one inside or on the outside with the petterned DSP. The fifth choice is the base that sits on the shelf.
Before I photographed the cards, I decided to make the centres of all the daisies shiny. To do this I covered all the yellow centres using the Fine Tip Glue. Once I had done this, I postponed photographing for aa little while so the glue could dry. If you look at the close-up photograph of the daisies below, you can see the shine. In real life it looks even better!
You will notice on the card above I used some of the Frosted Flower Embellishments to decorate the sentiment on the front of the card. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough to decorate the other two cards. The alternative is a two-layer flower I made using the little flower die in the Well Written Dies. The flowers have four petals, and I adhered one on top of the other with the petals offset. The die also cuts out the centre of the flower, which doesn’t leave much for the rhinestones to adhere to. When I’ve adhered the flower in position, I put some Tombow in the hole and then I put a medium sized Basic Rhinestone in the centre. It will then be secured by the Tombow and by the Glue Dt where it adheres to the flower! You can see these flowers on the other two cards.
I think that’s about it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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