I didn’t have my blood test yesterday because I realised it was a Bank Holiday! Fortunately, I’d asked hubby to check to see if the hospital was open for blood tests and the answer was no so we didn’t have a wasted journey! I can now look forward to having it done on Monday!
Yesterday was a lovely day for me because I started by blitzing all the paperwork that has been accumulating on my desk since I don’t know when! I work a lot better when my work space is uncluttered! Once I had finished my spring clean, I started working on tomorrow’s video. I know the fancy fold card I’ll be demonstrating and I’ve finished my prototype. Before I can start videoing today I just need to design what products I want to use and I’ll be off! After I had finished my prototype I started working on today’s card.
I chose the Beautiful World stamp set because I’m thinking about using it for my video. It was in my mind to use the globes but I changed my mind and used the quills and ink pots instead! After working out the measurements for my three columns, I started working on the ink pots and quills. Before I explain about creating the images, my measurements for the three World of Good Designer Series Paper (DSP) strips are 1″ x 4 7/8″ which left a white quarter inch border all around the outside and 1/8″ in the two gaps between the strips. The measurements for the US are the two outside DSP strips should be 1″ wide x 4 7/8″ tall and the strip in the centre should be 1 1/8″ wide x 4 7/8″ tall. This will leave a quarter inch border all round. Please test these sizes on scrap paper before cutting your DSP!
I used my Stamparatus to stamp four quills using Crumb Cake Ink and four ink pots using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. After I had die cut them using the World Map Dies, I fussy cut three of each. I know this sounds daft but I find it easier to fussy cut images if I die cut them first (wherever possible!) I used the same HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set that I’ve been using quite a lot recently. By die cutting the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, slim die no 1, I know it will measure half an inch by two and a half inches. This means I need to cut a layer that measures 5/8″ x 2 5/8″. I stamped the sentiment using Cinnamon Cider Ink and layered it onto a piece of Basic Black Cardstock (CS).
I wrapped a piece of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim around the card front – that is, the layer of Whisper White CS I had adhered to a middle layer of Basic Black CS – and adhered both ends at the back of the card front. Before I did this I added a buckle from the Antique Corners & Slides Elements. Before I adhered the quills and ink posts in place, I played with different arrangements, i.e. I tried three identical images and also in a relaxed arrangement. I have to say, I’m not sure I like this relaxed look! What do you think? The quills have been glued to the DSP and the ink pots are on Dimensionals. I finished the front of the card by painting the quills and ink pots off with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter and I used Tombow to adhere a metal corner in each of the four Whisper White CS corners.
Inside the card I added a middle layer of Basic Black CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS. I had one die cut ink pot and quill left over and used them to decorate the bottom right hand corner. Before I adhered them in place I cut the Whisper White CS off the top of the ink pot and around the “stem” of the quill. I didn’t do the rest of the images because I knew the white edging wouldn’t show once it had been adhered to the white top layer. To finish off I painted both pieces with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. A very pleasing card methinks!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and 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”