Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friends...


Laugh! Ok-so this is yet another one of those give-yourself-a-three-stooges-head-slap-sharon" moments for not taking BEFORE pictures! Grrr! These frames...I found, believe it or not-at our rinky dink Wal-Mart. They were black. Plain black. And they are plastic. But...they were CHEAP-$5 for the pair! AND I knew they were PERFECT for the card Theresa gave me for my birthday. So---they've been waiting patiently in my craft closet. I consulted with my partner in crime and she thought as I did that if I painted them with a coat of Fusion spray paint, then I could top that with a regular spray paint and it should stick. Let me explain. We live on an island. What is around us is limited at best and has limited stock. To find this green locally? Just so not happening. Neither did the blue I got for the tape gun-I had to have that shipped. Anyway-I had the blue Fusion. I knew it would put down an excellent base coat. So I did. Then I topped that with the two coats of regular green. No problem! Worked like a charm-almost. First, it was rather difficult to get around the cut out words but, unless you look close, you can't tell and then you just see a shadow of blue. The second problem came in when I went to remove the painter's tape I had put over the glass. It peeled some of the paint off from the inside edge of the frame-down to the black. Was NOT starting over! "There are no mistakes in stamping-only opportunities for embellishment!" Out came the redline tape (and glue gun-since, naturally, I ran out of tape!) and ribbon. Just ran a piece around that inside lip and instant fix! I actually copied the inside side of the card as I just couldn't bring myself to cut it up. I used white for the front panel background, yellow for the inside panel. Corner punch compliments of Andrea set them off nicely. Then of course since I am also the Queen of Pop-Dots (yes, I have a stamp that says that, too!) I popped up the saying on the front on the OUTSIDE of the frame ("Of Royal Blood Mysteriously Misplaced at Birth"), gave her a big fat emerald (crystal) hanging from her necklace, added the flower and the bow. The BOW---that ribbon is AWESOME! Call Theresa and order it NOW! It's Stampin' Up and it is soooo soft and easy to work with. I got two rolls and want more! "We're honored to celebrate your Regal Day. Happy Birthday, Highness" was the inside panel sentiment and again, I punched that and popped it up on the outside of the frame, added the crown (with crystals!) and the bow. These look so adorable sitting side by side on my shelf. I love them and couldn't be happier with how they turned out (the photos could use some improvement but oh well...) I had FUN playing this afternoon. Now it's time to finish cleaning up the kingdom. New things, though, give new incentive to clean up that space at least! : ) I think I will order some Thai for supper, read and relax. Maybe stamp some more. Whatever you do-enjoy-and until next time, happy stamping and scrapping. Blessings, Sharon

1 comment:

artfulwhimsies said...

Those came out so cute that they are fit for a QUEEN!!!!! Great job~