Yesterday I started working on a masculine shaker card for Sunday’s video. It was a request I’d received from one of my YouTube subscribers. The Classic Garage Suite from the Spring/Summer Catalogue has been my go-to suite when it comes to making masculine cards. I had the design I wanted to make in my mind. As soon as I had adhered the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer which I’d adhered to a Real Red CS card base, I knew it wasn’t going to work! I put it to one side and started again, having made up my mind to use it for my card to share in the morning! The original red, black and white shaker card I made looked very dull. To make sure I didn’t make that mistake again, for the video I used Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry and Whisper White. I’m looking forward to sharing the video on Sunday because the green, yellow and white card looks lovely. Next I needed to come up with a design for today’s card that didn’t look dull as the one before.I had to work with what I had created so far, and my first thought was a smaller panel in the centre on a Whisper White CS layer. But there wasn’t anything different or special about this idea! My next thought was a panel that didn’t have straight edge i.e. the cogs! I didn’t want to just put the red straight onto the DSP, or onto a straight edged panel. The next logical step was repeat what I’d just done i.e. white cogs! After I’d die cut both, I looked at the red on white and really liked what I saw. I looked at the white on red and definitely didn’t like what I saw; back to the red on top!The car on the video and on today’s card, were both layered onto four layers of diecut cars. There are times when I prefer this instead of using Dimensionals. I decided to add Dimensionals onto the car to see what the two methods together look like. I’m not sure how much it shows in the photographs, but it’s quite something in real life! Mind you, it’s unlikely I’d do both together in future.When the sentiment is die cut, it’s in two parts. In order to get the red frame around it, it’s necessary to die cut a complete piece again. This time there’s a centre of red CS that is wasted, unless you have an idea what it can be used for. The only thought I have is that it could be used as a speech bubble, albeit a coloured speech bubble! o decorate the inside of the card, I used the smaller die of three cogs and adhered that inside. Unfortunately the photographs of the cogs have come out very blurred.I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I look forward to be back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.
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