Today hubby and I are driving down to Southampton again today to have another look at the car hubby is hoping to buy. Since we were down there Tuesday week ago, the car has been serviced, had the diagnostics checked and had an MOT carried out (the car is over three years old). Everything is looking promising! Although he has been driving for many years, this is the first time he has ever bought a car – he has always had a company car! Welcome to the real world, eh?
Today’s card was inspired by a sketch and I’m really pleased with how relatively easy I’m finding it to put different patterns together – not just two but three! This has always been a struggle for me in all aspects of my life, e.g. my clothes, my home furnishings, etc. I’m also finding sketches are a great way of using up scraps of Designer Series Paper (DSP).
The crafter who made the “What Are Sketches?” video I saw earlier this week, records videos where she makes a lot of cards using ALL the paper from one pack of 6″ x 6″ patterned paper. Sometimes she makes say 25 cards are maybe 36 cards. Kristie explains that it takes approximately five or six hours to make all the cards – that by itself is amazing! – so the video is on fast forward and lasts about an hour! I haven’t been able to watch a complete video but I do find them fascinating!
I used the Forever Greenery DSP for today’s card together with Shaded Spruce Cardstock (CS) as my accent colour with a Whisper White card base. Although I have used my standard card size with my regular-sized top and middle layers, I don’t have the sizes for my individual middle sections. Some sketches provide measurements and some don’t, neither of which make any difference to me because those I’ve seen so far with measurements are for the US. The way I decide my sizes is that I look at the sketch and take a guess at what I think the size is because there isn’t any real right or wrong with sketches.
The sentiment I used for my card MADE WITH LOVE JUST FOR YOU is from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set which will be available as a special promotion as from 3rd November 2020. There is a matching set of dies called Curvy and both these products will be on early release from the Spring/Summer Catalogue 2021. At the beginning of November, it will be available with a Christmas stamp set called Curvy Christmas – this will also co-ordinate with the Curvy Dies. (This stamp set will only be available while stocks last during the promotion). The two robins on the front of my card are also from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and there are dies in the Curvy Dies – there are three different birds in the set.
There is also a pack of DSP available in the bundle and is called Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″. If you watch Sunday’s video, I use some of this DSP and I show the colours and designs that will be available. As with the stamp set, the DSP will only be available while stocks last during the promotion. The pack of DSP features Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce, with all the same designs in each colour. In the video, I pointed out that there are only three designs that are Christmas-specific! Therefore, if you’re hesitating about buying a pack of Christmas DSP with less than two months to go before it’s Christmas, the rest of the designs will see you through to next summer if you don’t use it all up before Christmas!
That’s about it from me today. I look forward to be back with you tomorrow with this week’s video! In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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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”