On Friday, 20th December, I spent my day working on my video for Sunday (two days later). It was a fancy fold that I’d been requested to make. I’d found a video but despite paying full attention to how it’s all put together, I couldn’t get it sussed! That evening I spoke with Hubby about the card and as I was explaining what the problem was, the penny dropped and I knew how to sort it out!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time on Saturday to test my theory, design the card, make a prototype and then a video, etc. all in one day so that it’d be ready for Sunday. Yesterday I had plenty of time to have another go! I changed how the card went together slightly so it fitted in the way I could see it working, and it was a success! Yesterday, I was able to design a card for the video and make the video, so you’ll be able to see what fancy fold card gave me a real challenge!
The reason I’ve told you all this is because it helps to explain today’s card! The images I used for both of yesterday’s video cards have used “pictures” from different Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs. One was Bird Ballad and the other pack was Magnolia Lane. At the beginning of the video, I explain how I decided on the pictures, and I showed three more different packs I feel could be used, including one for a masculine card!
When I started creating today’s card, my idea was to use three small “pictures” that would cut to a small circle size. My idea didn’t work because the pictures were too busy with other flowers surrounding the ones I wanted! The way I was able to get around this was by fussy cutting the magnolias I wanted. All three flowers are the same; I’ve just positioned the circles they’re on in different positions.
When I first saw the colour Petal Pink, I was not impressed at all! I felt it was too much of a coral pink rather than a real pink, but I have grown to love it, although I think it’s partly/largely because it goes with two gorgeous packs of DSP i.e. Bird Ballad and Magnolia Lane. Looking back, I remember I disliked Lemon Lime Twist when it was first introduced but grew to love it, and was very unhappy when it disappeared!
The top layer of today’s card has been embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. Not only has it filled the large plain area of Petal Pink Cardstock (CS) but it has also made the Petal Pink circles stand out more. You may have noticed two things about today’s card! First is that there are two cards which are almost identical; one has a sentiment that goes under the circle to the left-hand side and has rhinestones, and the second card has pearls and a shorter sentiment strip. e second thing you may have noticed is that one of the circles on one of the cards has a Dimensional hexagonal backing clinging to it! I didn’t notice it until I started editing and cropping the photographs! I could have gone back and retaken the photographs, but I thought it would probably raise a smile, or two! In case you can’t find it, I’ll make a note under my signature saying where it is!☺
That’s it from me today! I hope you have a great weekend, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime happy crafting.
In case you haven’t found it, the Dimensional hexagonal backing can be seen in the last three photographs, in the last circle! ☺
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