Today’s video is another fancy fold card. It was requested by one of my subscribers. The first card I made was a masculine card. One of the biggest challenges making these cards was using five different designs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) – from the same pack – on one card. Out of the three cards I made altogether, it was the masculine one I found the easiest. In their own way each card has been made slightly differently. The stamp set I used for the masculine card was Geared Up Garage. I’m really pleased this stamp set is being carried forward into the new Annual Catalogue. For the car and tool chest die cuts, I stamped the images using Memento Ink onto Crushed Curry Cardstock (CS). I adhered a die cut of cogs on the inside of the large flap. The cogs were from one of the designs in the Classic Garage DSP.I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment so I could make sure I had a really good image! The tool chest has been adhered to the card with Dimensionals so the small flap on the right hand side will slide under it easily to keep it closed. The final touch for this card was adding eight metallic gold pearls. I put them in each corner of the top two flaps to make them look like screw heads.I used the Tropical Chic Stamp Set for the second card. This is also being carried forward into the new Annual Catalogue! I have loved using this DSP over the past year. The colours and designs are absolutely superb! The cardstock I’ve used is Granny Apple Green and the DSP is Tropical Escape! The gems I’ve used must be retired because I can’t find them in either of the current catalogues! On all three cards, I left the inside of the smaller card on the right hand side blank. This is so the sender has a space to write their greeting.The third card is the one I made on the video. I used the Petal Palette Stamp Set. This has been my go to stamp set, and I’m really sorry that it’s retiring. Normally when I make a video, I copy a card I’ve made previously. Today’s card uses just about different everything! LOL! As I said earlier, it was a real challenge choosing five designs of DSP for one card. It was definitely very difficult with this card!With hindsight, it would have been better to have made a second masculine Geared Up Garage card. Although, I’m not sure I have enough of the DSP left. Each year I try to use up as much of the retiring DSP as possible. This year I have done exceedingly well. Unfortunately, I haven’t done so well using up the 2017-2019 InColour cardstock!After I had finished making the video, I added a bow on the front as I said (during the video) I would. Except I adhered it on the image on the inside of the card! Grrr! As you know, I avoid adding dimension inside my cards. I couldn’t remove the bow – I did try! – but I’d used a Glue Dot, and it would not budge! All I could do was to add another bow to the front as well. As I was about to do this, I decided I didn’t like the wide expanse of white around the image. I used the pen tip of my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, and drew little groups of three dots over the white expanse.
Next I repeated this on the image inside. Then I added a Shaded Spruce die cut branch next to the main image. I also stamped, painted and fussy cut another image the same as the one on the front of the card. I adhered this on to the plain greeting section. Finally I added some retired gems on the front two flaps. Once I had added these extras, I was happy that my card now looked finished! It’s a great style of card, and I’m very pleased that I was requested to make the video. Many thanks, Angie!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday. I’ll be back tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting.