Recently I shared a masculine faux pinwheel card with you, and I had two requests for a video to show how it was made. It’s an amazingly quick card to make. I always make a test card immediately before I start videoing so I know I have all my tools and products ready. It also serves as a reminder of how I made the card, as well as any handy hints and tips I want to share.The first test card I made was the Bird Ballad card, and I used eight squares in the same design. I loved the result and decided to make another test card…………..not that I needed to, but I was enjoying myself! Again I used all eight squares the same. I prepared the cardstock I needed for the video, and had it in my mind that I would show what the pinwheel would look like if I used two different designs, but without adhering them down.
As I was making the video, I was thinking I really liked using eight squares the same, but my viewers wouldn’t be able to appreciate the beauty of the faux pinwheel unless I made one start to finish! Finally my mind was made up; I’d do four and four! By this time, I’d turned over four of my squares and found the design went with the flowery side beautifully. As an extra bonus, the reverse side was the same design as the centre strip design!
It was a bit of a struggle to remember how to do the alternate adhering, added to the fact there was a right way up for the design! Fortunately, I have to talk to myself when I’m videoing, so I could talk myself through each piece! LOL! When I have first finished my card I was undecided which way I liked best.
Now I definitely like the faux pinwheel being make the correct way i.e. four each of two co-ordinating designs. In fact, so much so, that I’m thinking about re-making the two Petal Pink cards as well as the masculine green card! LOL! Please let me know which you like best.
The card size 5½” x 5½”, and I will use envelopes I bought from my local craft shop spcifically for 5½” x 5½” cards. Alternatively, this size envelope can be made using the Envelope Punch Board and a 9″ x 9″ piece of paper. Unfortunately, we don’t sell this product any more.
I recently told you I broke one of my overhead lights I use for videoing. My replacement arrived, and was all set up ready to go. As I looked at the screen I could see what I can only describe as rolls of light going up over my screen, one roll after another so there were several on the screen at the same time. I needed to know if that effect would show up on the video.
The only way to find out was to test it. I did a quick one minute video, downloaded it onto my laptop, and yes it could be seen. Othman wasn’t at home, and I needed to get on. I switched the light off, and moved the other light a close as possible to my working area. I was so relieved when I was able to check my video and saw it wasn’t too dark.
When Othman arrived home I asked him to have a look at it for me – it’s so useful having an engineer in the house! He said if I turned the light really high, it would stop the “rolling lights”, and it did! It was all to do with the speed of the flickering of the LED lights. The brighter the lights, the faster the lights flicker, and the camera can’t detect the flickering! Did you know that? LOL!
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.