My computer skills let me down again on Saturday evening when I was preparing yesterday’s video for publication! After what happened on Friday evening I was extra cautious to make sure I used the correct time and date for publishing! Unfortunately, this month YouTube closed their Classic Studio and the new studio went live. I thought I knew what I was doing but I must have overlooked a step because my video didn’t go live at 7 am on Sunday as it should have done!
Fortunately, my friend in Australia noticed and messaged me. I was able to correct my mistake and my video was just over an hour late! Many thanks to Mal and my apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by this bloomer! I’m so glad I’m not a superstitious person otherwise I’d be waiting for the third computer-related mishap to happen in relation to scheduling! I hope you agree that superstitions only work if you’re superstitious!
Today’s card is such an easy card to make, yet is very striking. I had the Whisper White Cardstock (CS) Ornate Frame die-cut sitting in my tray for a few weeks and have tried to incorporate it into a card on several occasions. Today I succeeded. On Saturday when I was working on yesterday’s video, Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) was one of the sets I tried to use. I didn’t succeed using it but it did make me realise that I have a lot of this DSP left and it’s retiring in three weeks!
I decided that the die-cut Ornate Frame and the DSP were clearly meant for each other. I took the frame out of the die packet and laid a complete sheet of the Pool Party design on my table. I used the die to go over the DSP until I found a point that I felt would make a good picture for my picture frame. When I had decided on my picture, I laid the die over the top of the design and drew a pencil line around the inside of the frame.
My Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer made light work of cutting the picture out from the inside of a 12″ x 12″ sheet of DSP. It was a bit smaller than I would have liked it to be so I cut a piece of Pool Party CS 1/8″ bigger all round to use as a layer which fitted into the frame beautifully! After I had adhered the three pieces together using Tombow, I adhered it to a top layer of Pool Party CS, then a middle layer of Whisper White CS, and finally onto a Pool Party CS card base.
To decorate the inside of the card I adhered a middle layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Pool Party CS. To add some decoration I fussy cut two Pool Party coloured birds from a sheet of birds on a Whisper White background DSP. I left a small edge of Whisper White but there was a large area of Whisper White between the birds’ legs! Rather than try and cut it out, I used my Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and coloured all the white spaces and the edge.
I wasn’t sure how to finish the front of my card because I don’t like not having a sentiment but there wasn’t much space and I was tempted to go without. What do you do at times like this? I know some crafters leave off the sentiment until they know what occasion the card will be used for but do you ever leave the sentiment off altogether? I chose BIRTHDAY WISHES from the Varied Vases Stamp Set and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch, then popped it up with Dimensionals!
My final touch was to put tiny Basic Pearl Jewels at various points around the frame. I think that’s about it for today, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care, stay safe and stay well. 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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