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#11 MrsG 81812

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    Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:14 AM

    What glue did you use for the crystals?



    #12 MrsG 81812

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      Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

      I love your cake topper. Can I ask how tall is it and what paint did you use? I think I am going to copy it and mix mine with swaroski and regular crystals.



      #13 venus909

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        Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

        It took me approx. 3 - 4 hours for the cake topper. I actually did it in a few mini sessions while I watched a movie or something so it didn't feel so bad. Crafty Eddie doesn't have a website perse but you can email him at craftyeddy@gmail.com and he will then send you a link to a photo gallery of his work and ordering info. thanks Dominque! I love working on the DIY projects... I have more I am hoping to post soon ;)

        #14 Smitten

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          Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:29 AM

          Beautiful!!!  I agree it is worth the extra cost for the swarovski crystals to get the extra dazzle.



          #15 Josie Fiorda

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            Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

            that is gorgeous! I love how sparkly it is!



            #16 kisha311

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              Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

              Great job! Can I ask about your flags for the straws? What kind of template did you use? I've been playing around with the same thing, but I can't get it to come out lined up correctly. I have also thought long and hard about DIY cake topper, and I'm more inspired to do it! What material is your monogram? I know you mentioned removing the cake pick part, so I was wondering if it's metal or hard plastic.

               

              Sorry for all the questions!


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              #17 venus909

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                Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

                @kisha for the straw flags... I actually used an image that I found online and modified it in photoshop to make my own template.  If you use photoshop I could probably share the template with you. I had a hard time getting it to line up to so I ended up only printing the lines on the top of the straw flag and cutting the end free hand.

                 

                The cake topper is actually thin wood that I painted and then after I painted it I added the swarovski crystals.

                 

                Let me know if you have any other questions..I'd be happy to help answer them :)



                #18 kisha311

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                  Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:05 AM

                  Thanks so much, I'm actually waiting on my copy of photoshop to arrive. Did you use elements, lightroom, or cs? Not sure if it makes a difference, but I would rather ask and be sure. I'm still playing around with photography so I don't mind purchasing the software.


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                  #19 breeo

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                    Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:29 PM

                    Really nice.



                    #20 misbosox

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                    Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

                    Great job!




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