Cricut Sweethearts Ring Card Using UTEE

This card is much more “blingy” in person.

DD asked me to make a B’day card for her friend that is sort of a joke card about a cute boy they both jokingly want to marry.  This is what I quickly came up with last night.  I used the Cricut Sweethearts cartridge for the ring and Wild Card for the “Happy B’day” sentiment.  I love that paper stack too!  It’s from DCWV Once Upon a Time Mat Stack.  It’s so pretty.  If you haven’t seen it, you should go look at it.  I bought it during the Spring, but I think it’s still around at Joann’s.

Gold Stickles decorate the “Happy Birthday”.

I think the ring is so cool because it’s just a piece of brown paper that I had the Cricut cut.  Then I put the band part of the ring in a glue pad and then poured some gold embossing powder on it.  After a little heat gun action I had a gold band! 😀  Then I mashed the diamond part of the ring into the glue pad and poured some UTEE in silver on it.  This is the funny part.  I’ve been seeing UTEE as a listing of what people used to get a certain effect, but I had no idea what it was.  I looked it up and found out that it stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels (UTEE).  OH!!!  So, then I put that on my list of “must have” stuff.  Last night when I was looking for silver embossing powder, I found that I already owned an entire boxed set of UTEE in Gold, Platinum, Bronze and Black.  OHHHH!!!  Duh.  Anyway, that Platinum UTEE is what gave the diamond the cool, solid silver look.  Then I added some silver Stickles for some added bling.

I also chalked the “Happy B’day” with Color Box Pigment Brush pad in a metallic Gold.  That’s such cool stuff!  It did a great job, but it doesn’t dry right away like the regular non-metallic colors.  So, some of my stuff has gold on it now.  Live and learn.

DD loves the card and I think the ring is pretty cool.  Hope you go try some UTEE now that we both know what it is.  Hey, you probably already own some too! LOL!

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