Today’s video shows how to make a fabulous masculine floating gatefold card. The first one I saw was by Dawn Griffiths, and then I saw one by Blondecards_n_crafts. She credited her video to Dawn and also Jennifer McGuire. I checked out Jennifer’s video and used her idea for the floating mechanism. So credit to all three crafters! I wasn’t happy that the card didn’t close properly and one of the videos included a belly band which I wasn’t very keen on. The reason being that I feel belly bands tend to be a bit hit and miss. That is, they are invariably wrapped around the card to find the size needed rather than scoring the lines at set points. When I showed hubby my first card, the zebras, he said it needed magnets! Yesss!! The disadvantage of using magnets is that they shouldn’t be used on children’s cards. This style of card is ideal for any type of card. I was planning on making a Christmas card but time ran out! When I was planning the video I went through my stamp sets and I pulled out those I thought were suitable.Bearing in mind each card needs 3 matching images two of which must fit into a two-inch square with a larger image that will fit into a three and a quarter inch oval! With a quick look, I was able to pull out between nine and eleven stamp sets! The easiest stamp set to use was the Zany Zebras because they didn’t need any colouring!
I showed several techniques in today’s video including heat embossing any colour ink you want to use, and a different way to hold your embossing buddy. I wasn’t able to demonstrate this fully because I thought about it after I’d stamped the sentiments and I wasn’t convinced the ink was dry! After all the things that went wrong with today’s video, I didn’t want to add another one! LOL! I hope you enjoy today’s video.
After church today, we’re off to Vicki and Leigh’s for lunch. Fortunately, we all feel the same about the pandemic, social distancing, etc. We are also blessed that our teenage grandchildren are taking it all very responsibly, too. If the weather continues as it has been for the last couple of days we’ll be able to sit outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine!
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.