I hope you’ve had a super weekend. I’ve spent most of my weekend getting my accounts sorted out! I have to file my (tax) self-assessment for year ended 31st March 2018 by 31st Jaunary 2020! My accountant actually does the work, all I need to do is to get the information onto spreadsheets for her! This year I’m going to a little bit earlier than normal, although it’ll still be after Christmas!
My New Year’s resolution for 2020 is to be more organised! To achieve this I have bought myself a magnetic dry-wipe board that hangs on the wall (doors actually!) in front of me. I’ve started writing lists of daily tasks and weekly tasks, and lists of jobs that need to be done at the beginning of the month, the middle of the month, and the end of the month! Once I’m happy I’ve thought of everything, I’ll break each list down to doable slices, and in order!
Did you know if you write your goals down, you’re far more likely to succeed? And did you know that if you tell someone what your goal is, your chances of success increase massively? This means I’m in with a good chance of succeeding, but it’s still going to take a lot of effort from me. Please wish me success in getting myself better organised, like I used to be!!
As you know, I love the Stitched Shapes, Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Stars dies, and today I used the last two sets listed here. My card base is Night of Navy Cardstock (CS), and the first layer is our Copper Foil. The top layer is made up of three layers of Brightly Gleaming Desinger Series Paper (DSP), which measure 5 3/8″ x 1 3/4″. This is a great way to use up scraps of DSP.
I die cut the first star in Vary Vanilla CS, then a star in Copper Foil, next is a star in the Brightly Gleaming DSP, and the top star is another in Copper Foil. My original plan was to make my card landscape, but I couldn’t decide on a sentiment that would fit in the way I wanted it to, so I turned it to portrait. The sentiment I used is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, and has been heat-embossed using Copper Embossing Powder.I adhered the three layers of DSP to the sheet of Copper Foil, and decided to wrap a strip of ribbon round each join. I found this Very Vanilla Ribbon with a Copper Metallic Edge in my drawer, unopened! I can’t find it in either of the current catalogues, so I assume it was in last year’s Spring/Summer catalogue! If you don’t have a suitable ribbon to use, try using two very slim strips of Copper Foil instead.
I adhered all the layers of stars together using Tombow, and then adhered the star to my card front using Dimensionals. Next I adhered the sentiment on a layer of Night of Navy CS, and then onto the card front using Dimensionals. Earlier I had die-cut one of the smallest Stitched Stars, and found it covered the stars on the DSP beautifully. I only had one small star, so die-cut another six and adhered them in random positions down both sides of the Very Vanilla DSP!
I have to confess I’ve used a new product from the Sping/Summer Catalogue on today’s card! I normally avoid doing this until customers are able to buy the products themselves, but on this occasion I couldn’t resist! They are the Champagne Basic Rhinestone Jewels. I put one in the centre of the star in the centre of the large star image. Although they are called Champagne they go brilliantly with the copper products we have.
To decorate the inside of the card, I added a layer of Copper Foil, and a layer of Very Vanilla CS. I decorated it by adhering die-cut stars for the Stitched Stars Dies. The centre star is one Stitched Star adhered onto a fancy star. I thoroughly enjoyed making this card yesterday after having spent the most of the weekend on accounts! Yawn!!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a super week, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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