Today’s video is the project I had planned for last week. It’s a fabulous fancy fold card which uses two different colours of cardstock and three different designs of Designer Series Paper (DSP). I found it a bit confusing when I was working out how to explain to crafters, what measurements applied to which cardstock or DSP. My solution is a chart which I showed during the video and which you can see in the last photograph in today’s blog.
The original plan for this card was to have a Petal Pink Cardstock (CS) base with Whisper White CS and then the DSP. I was disappointed to find I didn’t have any Petal Pink CS in 12″ x 12″ sheets, which is why I had to swap the two around. My revised colour scheme has still worked out well, and I’m really super pleased with the finished project.
The first card I made, i.e. the test card, is the Bermuda Bay card. Although it worked out well, I did struggle with how to decorate it; unfortunately, that is often the case with masculine cards. Rather than finish the card in a hurry and spoil it, I left it so I can go back to it when I’m ready and finish it off in such a way that I’m happy with it. I’m open to suggestions!!
The Night of Navy Sailing Home card is the one I made immediately before the video. This stamp set is my all-time favourite masculine set. The selection of images covers a good range of sizes which for me, makes it a great set to work with. I created the rope-like Baker’s Twine on the anchor trinket by threading a length of twine through the hole on the trinket and tied one reef knot on top of another reef knot until I ran out of twine! It isn’t brilliant but it looks good!
Below is the chart I made for myself to make sure I used the right colour/design for the right layer. When I put it together, I didn’t realise I would be sharing it – if I had I would have made it a lot neater! LOL! With the DSP I showed the front design and the reverse, so it would act as a double-check to avoid any mistakes.
This project may look difficult but it isn’t; it’s more time-consuming than anything, but certainly well worth the effort! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday. Please take care and stay well. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, happy crafting!
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