I hope you’re enjoying the weekend. If you’re in the UK, I pray you haven’t been adversely affected by Storm Dennis. If you watch today’s video you’ll hear the storm whistling past my studio window. I’ve never heard it as loud as this before and I don’t think my camcorder has ever picked it up as loudly either. The forecast is that Storm Dennis will be with us for three days! Today is day 2! Stay safe, Crafters.
Today’s card was inspired by a card I saw made by Debbie Henderson, who is a demonstrator in the US. This is Debbie’s blog link if you’d like to check her out: https://debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com/. I put my own spin on the card which including adding an extra layer and I added a ribbon to tie the triple-fold part of the card closed. The reason my needs help staying closed is – I believe – because I have two layers on each “page”, which makes my card that much thicker.
Another change I made was to add a support stand to the back of the card. The base sheet is a single sheet of cardstock plus layers, and I did consider making the base sheet a regular single sheet fold card. This would have made the stand unnecessary and it would also have provided plenty of space to write a greeting or to add more sentiments.
Another change I made to my card was to use just two designs of DSP rather than five i.e. one for each sheet! I alternated the two designs so, from the front of the closed card, only one design is visible. I think it would be better if I added some kind of embellishments. I’ll have a look at this later today. I’ll also have a look at the first card I made using the Sailing Home Stamp Set; I know I have some trinkets for this set.
The colour scheme I used for my first card is Night of Navy Cardstock (CS), Crumb Cake CS and Whisper White CS – they certainly make a great colour combo. This is definitely a masculine card – although there are also women sailors – whereas the card I made on the video would be suitable for men and women; I think most people like animals!
Although I showed the Petal Pink Grace’s Garden card in the video, I wasn’t happy with it at all! If anything could go wrong while I was making it, it did! I was able to correct the boo-boos as I went along, but by the time I’d finished the card, I felt it was a real bodge-up! It’s extremely rare that I ever feel like this, but with this card, any cardmaker could look at it and see what the mistakes were! The sentiment is from a stamp set called Delightful Day which is in the beginner’s catalogue Called Experience Creativity. Please click the link to see the catalogue, and contact your demonstrator
The sentiment is from a stamp set called Delightful Day which is in the beginner’s catalogue called Experience Creativity. Please click the link to see the catalogue. That’s about it today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and look forward t being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting!
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