Yesterday evening at 8 pm, as usual, most of the residents in the UK were outside their homes clapping, banging saucepan lids and some people were in their gardens setting off fireworks! This is our way of saying thank you to all the NHS staff and carers who put their lives on the line for us every day. As I said last week (I think) this is going to become a regular event every Thursday evening at 8 pm until we are over this pandemic!
This is the third card of three masculine cards I made recently using the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper (DSP). For this card, I chose to use Night of Navy and Balmy Blue for my colour combo. When I first knew we were losing Soft Sky and getting Balmy Blue instead, I have to admit I felt more than a tad bit disappointed because Balmy Blue appeared to be such a dark light blue. Like other colours before, I have grown to love this new blue!
I always try to avoid using one-sixteenths of an inch in my measurements for my cards, especially when I using strips of DSP or cardstock. The strips for today’s card measure 1 1/8″ wide for the two outside strips and 1¼” wide fo the centre strip. The first time I ever did this I was worried that it would look as if I’d made a mistake but I’ve grown up since then! LOL!
The reason I say this is that when I look at the front of my card the outside strip on the right-hand side looks wider than the strip on the left-hand side. I wonder if it’s an optical illusion because one strip is quite heavily “patterned” while the other side is very light on pattern. Do they look different widths to you, I wonder! Anyway, that’s by the by!
I chose the sentiment MAY ALL YOUR TOMORROWS BE AS HAPPY AS TODAY is from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set which will be retiring on 2nd June 2020. This stamp set hasn’t been one of my go-to sets but I do like this sentiment. After I had stamped the sentiment, using Night of Navy Ink, on to a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) I die-cut it using the largest fancy-shape die in the Stitched so Sweetly Dies.
It left two fairly large white gaps at either side, so I fussy cut two different sized yachts to fill the space. Before I adhered the sentiment to the card front, I adhered a strip of 5/16″ wide Braided Burlap Trim. And there’s me just explaining the lengths I go to to avoid using sixteenths of an inch! LOL! This trim comes on a roll of ten yards which will last me forever, but it is retiring with the Annual Catalogue.
I adhered the sentiment over the burlap using Dimensionals. Inside the card, I added a layer of Whisper White CS. When I had fussy cut the two yachts for the front of the card I did two more so I could decorate the inside of the card. I used Tombow Glue and adhered both yachts for the inside as well. The finishing touch was a steering wheel trinket which I adhered on the front of the card in the top left-hand corner.
It’s been a very busy week for me this week – in a good way – and I’m looking forward to getting back to crafting later today! My plan is to work on a project for Sunday’s video. I haven’t decided exactly what I’ll be doing, so my mind is open for the time being. That’s about it from me today. Please take good care and sty safe and well. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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