I received several requests to show how I made the teabag folding card I shared on Friday. Before I started the video, I had a great time playing with different options. This finished up with me including a Christmas Tree ornament in the video as well. It was like a brilliant walk down memory lane when I used to do a lot of teabag folding!
The swap that inspired me to make my card had three sections to the Christmas tree, the card I shared on Friday had four sections, and the card I made during the video had five sections. When I decided to make the Christmas tree I decided to make it four sections. I know we’re always told we should work in uneven numbers, but the four section tree looks every bit as good as the three and five sections trees!
When I made the video, I didn’t stop to decorate the tree, but said I’d get it done in time for today’s blog. Confession time again! I was stuck for something to decorate the green video card with, although I had it in my mind something red. I tried with some small stars I punched in Red Foil, and I tried very small Red Foil dots. What I wasn’t happy with was that the red foil was too bright.
I checked all the bits and pieces I had, but there wasn’t anything that really rocked my boat! I decided to have a look in my box of new products from the forthcoming Spring/Summer Catalogue. I knew I had a tub of sequins and flower sequins which are part of the Poppy Suite. When I took them out of the box I noticed another tub, called From My Heart Faceted Gems.
I dismissed the Poppy sequins, but liked what I saw in the Faceted Gems. They all had a backing of red, pink or white. I picked out the smallest two sizes of the red ones and really liked what I saw. It was a painstaking job of adhering them randomly on the tree, but the red wasn’t a bright red, and it went really well with the Garden Green. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) i used was Toile Christmas.
Next I wanted to decorate the tree on the Poppy Parade card. This was so very much easier because the Red Rhinestones blended in brilliantly with the cardstock and the DSP, which is from the Christmastime is Here Suite. I decided not to decoarate the Tree Ornament just yet but I might put rhinestones on it so the lights from the real Christmas tree will cause lots of reflections!
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, In the meantime, happy crafting.
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