I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Here in the UK summer
has popped back again, and, as far as I’m concerned, is
very welcome to stay until Christmas! ☺
It won’t so I’m enjoying it while it’s here!
Today’s video is the longest tutorial I’ve ever made – it’s
1:11:11 long! The reason is that I try to pre-empt questions
and answer them in during the video.
To create the actual handbag I showed at the beginning of
the video, I used our Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty
Designer Series Paper (DSP), which I cut and then painted
with our fabulous new Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
This pack of DSP comes in a pack of eight sheets, comprising
of four sheets each of two designs. The sheet I had used for
the handbag has decorative strips along two sides, plus s six
oblongs that can be used as card fronts.
The first time I cut one of these sheets I ruined one of the card
front pieces, which made extremely nervous about cutting
the rest. I hope that by spending a few minutes at the
beginning of my video explaining the best way to dissect
the sheet, it will save other crafters from experiencing
the same frustration I did!
For the video I used a different card front design, and I left
it natural, i.e. unpainted, so you can see the difference
and make up your own mind which you prefer. Again,
I wanted to give a short demonstration on how to paint with
the Shimmer Paint. If you would like to see the video but
are put off by these first two parts, please fast forward about
eighteen minutes and that will take you to the box making.
I have designed this bag to be big enough to hold about
8 – 12 of our Note Cards and Envelopes, depending on the
amount of embellishments you add. The overall size is
5½” x 3 7/8″ x 1 3/8″ which is a good size for lots of different
gifts, not least, chocolates!
In the video I also demonstrated how I put a sheet of Whisper
White Cardstock behind one of the laser cut card front
designs before I started painting with the Shimmer Paint.
The photograph below is the result…………….ready for
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday,
and until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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