I would like to apologise to you for the recent disruption on my website, and I’d like to thank you for your patience. The problems are happening because my website is being moved from one web-hosting company to another. We are approaching the last hurdle, which will mean – most likely – that my website will be down again; probably tomorrow (Thursday). I should be very grateful if you would bear with me whilemy website goes through this major change, which I’m totally confident will be much better for all of us in the long run. Thank you. xx
Today’s card was inspired by Rachel Tessman, who was inspired by her team leader Susan Campfield. Both Rachel and Susan are very successful demos in the US. Rachel’s card was in black and white, and looked stunning. I made my first card in black and white so I could get the “feel” for this card. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used is from Botanical Butterfly, but very plain. I decided that it would have looked better if I had dry embossed the Basic Black Cardstock (CS) layer underneath the DSP. Another area that needed attention was on the front of the card. I noticed that I hadn’t applied enough glue between the two sentiments that were back to back to house one of the magnets.
Next I moved onto using colours, and chose some Share What You Love DSP. The design I chose decided that my colour scheme would be Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake. I embossed the Rich Razzleberry layer using the Dynamic Basket Weave Embossing Folder (EF). Although I liked the overall finished card, I should have made the band in Crumb Cake CS. For my third card, I stayed with the same colours and DSP as before. The two changes I made were with the EF and the band. I used the Subtle Dynamic EF for the Rich Razzleberry layer, and I made the band in Crumb Cake CS. Although I liked the Subtles EF, I preferred the Basket Weave EF.
When I adhered the two sentiments together, I made sure I put Tombow all round the scalloped edges. Next I used clothes pegs (clothes pins) to hold the two sentiments together for a few minutes to allow Tombow to dry. For the video, I chose a design from the Petal Promenade DSP. This led me to decide my colours would be Fresh Fig and Blushing Bride. I also decided to go back to the Basket Weave EF. I hope you like today’s project. I’m not sure it can be classed as a fancy fold, but it is something different, and I’m in love with the idea of decorating the inside of the card with a stamped image on the left-hand side.
I will be contacting my new web-hosting company shortly to find out if I can post my blog tomorrow morning before they start doing whatever it is they need to do! I’m hoping they’ll get everything done in time for me to post my blog on Friday morning. I will be pleased when this is all done and dusted! That’s about it from me today. In the mean time, happy crafting.
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