my darling Mum passed away last Friday, I’ve been totally overwhelmed
by the messages of condolences and support I’ve received from crafters
and non-crafters from around the world.
They have had a very positive
effect on me, and I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone. xx
I decided to have a play with the Watercolour Christmas
Project Kit I received when I was on the Incentive Trip in Thailand a
couple of weeks ago.
don’t normally like kits, but this is one of two in the new catalogue
that I think are superb.
The last two photographs I’ve shared here show
how the original designs looked.
There is no reason whatsoever why you
can’t add your own spin to these designs, which is what I’ve done to a very minor degree.
In the pack are all the materials you need to make twenty cards; that’s five each of four different designs.
The other products you need to complete this set of cards are the Watercolour Christmas Wood Mount/Clear Mount Stamp Set, scissors and adhesives like Tombow, Dimensionals and Glue Dots.
Inside the kit are gold envelope liners which add a real feeling of luxury to this set.
I’m never happy with folding cardstock without scoring it first.
To remedy this I place the envelope liner face down on my Score Board, with the base of the liner lined up against the left hand vertical edge.
I slide the liner into the envelope and carefully manipulate it so the fold on the liner lines up perfectly with the fold on the envelope flap.
You should find that the liner will end just below the gummed edge on the envelope flap, which is what you need.
Finally, add some Fast Fuse behind the top of the liner flap; one line of glue is sufficient.
This will allow the liner a little bit of room to move up and down as the envelope is opened and closed.
Photographs 1 – 3: I stamped Emerald Envy holly leaves and Real Red berries in opposite corners on the sentiment tag.
I also adhered three mini gold sequins in a random pattern on the sentiment tag.
In the new catalogue will be flat pack acetate boxes that will hold 5 greeting cards with envelopes.
I’m planning to make up boxes with five identical cards in each box for my craft shows!
Photographs 7 – 9: as with the first card, I added some holly leaves and berries, although this time I three of them.
It was definitely a lot easier adhering the sentiment tag after I’d adhered the Mini Sequins in place using Glue Dots.
Photographs 10 – 12: I followed the same procedure as above in respect of the Mini Sequin Trim.
I also painted over the nine small Christmas trees using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
Photograph 13: this is the instruction sheet that comes with the kit.
Photographs 14 – 15: these photographs are from the front of the leaflet.
I’m showing these so you can see what differences my changes make to each individual card.
Photograph 16: this is the stamp set that has been paired with this kit and is available by itself.
Equally, the sentiments in the kit can be substituted with other sentiments you already have!
I’m giving serious thoughts to making a video showing how these are made these cards!
It won’t happen very soon as I need to order some of the acetate boxes.
It’s lovely to be back! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.