Yesterday I decided to make a video showing how I made the stable door card I shared yesterday. Yesterday’s card was my “prototype” and then I went on to make my “just before the video” card! I decided to make a masculine birthday card using the Sailing Home Stamp Set. It still seems to be my go-to masculine stamp set because it fits easily into so many different styles of cards.I was really pleased how the card turned out but it also taught me a way to line up the images inside the card with the images on the front of the card. Next, I went on to make another Christmas card like the card I shared yesterday but using what I had learned with the masculine card. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used for the masculine card is from the Trimming the Town DSP!
I would like to have had the time to go on and make a flowery card. In fact, I would have been happy to have spent my day seeing how many different styles of stable door cards I could make! LOL! Although the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set was brought forward from last year, I’d never stamped the two-step Christmas tree.I remedied it and used the tree as my “just before the video” card! The colour I stamped the outline of the tree with was Garden Green and after experimenting with the second stamp, decided to use Garden Green Ink stamped off once! It was very difficult trying to line the second stamp up when I had full-strength Garden Green ink on my card because I couldn’t see through it!Before I photographed all four cards I added some type of sparkle on it. For the Real Red card, I shared yesterday morning I used the retired Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. For the Christmas trees on the Garden Green card, I very patiently went over every leaf, inside and outside the card, painting them with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen!For the Pear Pizzazz card, which is the one I made in the video, I painted each Christmas card – after the video – using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen – this was so much easier than painting all the individual leaves on the previous tree! LOL! For the masculine card – I used my Shimmery Crystal Effects and put some on the light blue stripes on the stable door. I left it to dry and hope it looks like shiny, glittery waves! I’ve tried to get the shine to show in the photographs but without much success. I have had so much fun with this card because it’s quick and easy and makes a brilliant card! Another change I made from the first card is, with the other two Christmas trees, is that I cut the tree trunks off. When I make videos I try and offer variations to my cards to allow crafters to do something a bit different!
Hubby’s favourite card out of the four of them is the first card, i.e. the Real Red Card I shared yesterday. He prefers all the trees rather than the other two cards where I’ve made the trees look “tidy”. I’m not sure I have a favourite because I love the masculine card and I also love the two-step Christmas cards! What is your favourite?
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being vback with you tomorrow. In the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
Heather waldron says
These look lovely Going to give these a try soon
Many thanks, Heather. This is a quick and easy card to make but I’m sure it will make the recipient say Wow! Enjoy! xx
Meg LaRue says
I love your cards, Jan, and want you to know you have set the bar for my card making creativity. I thank you for sharing your many ideas. I do CASE many of them. The stable door card is definitely on my to do list.
Many thanks for your very kind words, Meg. They are truly appreciated! xx