Thursday, October 4, 2007

Eyelet rings

I made a few cards yesterday. I was moved by the story of the Dunn twin girls with cancer. They are only three months now. I couldn't even imagine going through something like that with my kids. I give the parents and extended family a lot for being able to be so cal, as the babies go through chemo. I found out about them through Andrea's blog. Here is the story of the family and their fight.
I made cards for each of the girls as part of the blog candy for a cause. (Though I don't need candy to fulfill this request for cards. I will show those tomorrow) I thought it would be nice to also make a card for the mom. Honestly, how does she have the strength to watch her babies go through that. I would be a crying heap of a mess.
So here is the card for mom. From reading their story, they are very strong in their faith. I instantly thought of one of the sentiments in the stamp set "Star-Studded Season". For the layout I went with this weeks SCS Sketch Challenge. I wanted to have a shinny star for the mom to follow, so I embossed a gold star onto Naturals White cardstock. I cut it out, layered it on the black cardstock and cut it out again. I used the window image from "Holy Triptych" for the main panel background. The sentiment is also embossed in gold on the naturals white cardstock. A few eyelet rings to add some decoration and a strip of Brocade Backgrounds DSP and I am done.
Paper: Naturals White, Basic Black, Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Brocade Background DSP
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Basic eyelets, 1/4" circle punch, mini glue dots

Here are the quick and easy steps to making the eyelet rings (they may have another name, but that is what I call them). They help when you want to add a little decoration to your simple embelishment.

Basic Supplies Needed: Crop-A-Dile (CAD), Eyelets, cardstock for rings (basic black used here), and 1/4" circle punch

Step 1: Punch holes using the 1/8" hole of your CAD in the cardstock you wish to be the rings. Also punch same size holes in your project where you want the eyelets to be placed.
Step 2: Using your 1/4" circle punch, line up the CAD hole and make the rings.
Step 3: Place the rings on your eyelets.
Step 4: Set your eyelets on your project with your CAD as usual.
Optional: You can make more rings of different colors by using larger circle punches.

1 comment :

dasimonds said...

The eyelet rings are a great idea!
Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.