At last! I’ve started making my swaps for the OnStage Convention on 10th. November 2018! OK, so I’ve only made nine, but I’m planning to make ten a day so it’ll be a lot easier! My design, which will be a video to be posted on 11th. November is largely die cuts. This year, not only do I need to make my swaps, I also need to make team swaps, and to work on some projects for our craft day. Therefore, I need help getting my swaps made, and hubby volunteered to help if it’s die cutting!
Today’s card is way, way out of my comfort zone, although I’m pleased with the result! I was inspired by a card I saw in the Christmas Catalogue, which I’ve put my own spin on. I love this design of Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is called All Is Bright, but I couldn’t think of any ideas for using it……………..hence checking out the catalogue! I think I struggle with it as it’s quite a dark design. I liked the idea I saw in the catalogue of using the Sprig Punch and adding Basic Pearls for the mistletoe berries.
I decorated the inside of the card with a one inch strip of the DSP, plus a small bunch of mistletoe. Instead of Pearls for the berries, I punched some 1/8″ circles from the Sparkle (Dazzling Diamonds) Glimmer Paper, and I think they look just as good as the pearls! The cardstock I’ve used is Real Red and Call Me Clover – bright colours to give the darkness of the DSP a bit of a lift. I painted the words and the mistletoe using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, and just for once, it actually shows up in the photographs! Now there’s a result!!
The double bow was straightforward! I made two the same, adhered one with a Glue Dot, then I added a Glue Dot to the second bow, and adhered it in front of the other! When I’d finished the front of the card, I decided to decoarte the inside, but horror of horrors!! I’d adhered the front upside down! So I cut off the back part and the scored line, and measured what size card base I needed! I wonder if you noticed that there’s an extra layer to this card? LOL! Never mind! It’s not the first time and it certainly won’t be the last!
I think that’s about it from me today. I look forward to be back here tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting!