I made a mistake when I was making today’s card not for the first time, but certainly the first time for a long time! When I’d finished the front of the card, I adhered a layer of Whisper White Cardstck (CS) inside the card. Unfortunately I adhered it on the wrong side, but it is a mistake that’s easily remedied. Although my holly should have been at the base of my card, my mistake made it hang from the top corners!
It could have been a lot worse! It could have been an image that I couldn’t change around so easily, maybe a snowman or a tree! I adhered another layer of Whisper White CS on the correct side, and added a double leaf holly image. To make it look as if I really intended the card to look like this, I’ll probably stamp another sentiment inside, possibly on the correct layer, and then sign on the opposite side!
Yesterday, I made Sunday’s video which features the Teabag Folding Card I shared here on Wednesday. It’s unusual I have to do two takes for my vieos but it happened yesterday. I’d almost finished recording take 1, when I realised I’d made a mistake which I couldn’t save without causing a lot of confusion! Take 2 was the best way forward, and I will be able to cut my losses with a revised card!
Normally when I make a religious Christmas card I use a religious image to go with it, but not today. The sentiment is from the God’s Peace Stamp Set, and the only image in that set is a poinsettia with some candles. This isn’t the kind of image I have in mind when I say a religious image, so I decided to make the sentiment the focal point on my card.
I started with a card base of Real Red Cardstock (CS), and then a layer of Whisper White CS which I dry embossed using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. The design I chose from the Most Wonderful Time Designer Series Paper, is my favourite in that pack! I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out the layer, and another die that’s 3 dies smaller for the sentiment.
I stamped, painted and fussy cut three holly images from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set. The colours I used were Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I’ve had to put Old OLive Light Blend on my next order because I’ve almost worn it out! It’s so convenienient that we can buy replacement Blends as singles, rather than as colour families like the Stampin’ Write Markers!
I adhered the holly images with Dimensionals and a little bit of Tombow. My final touch for the front of my card was to paint all the berries using my Clear Wink of stella litter Pen! When I had finished them, I opened my card to paint the berries inside, and it struck me that the single leaf holly looks upside down! Does it look like that because I know it’s upside down, or does it really look upside down? What do you think?
My jobs for today are to prepare my video to be published tomorrow, close my November Workshop order, and send out a global email to all my subscribers. My news will include the Closeout Event which starts on 3rd December 2019, my new Hostess Code for December 2019 – RVWA74X3 – and to share the good news with all Europeans that Tombow will be available as from 3rd December 2019. SU is being supplied by Tombow Europe until ours is acceptable to the German authorities! Plus an appointment with Sharon to get my nails done! A busy day ahead which is good because hubby is working today, too!
That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Products used for this project: please click on any link to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. December 2019 Hostess Code is RVWA74X3 Thank you. xx