I have a lovely project for today’s video! The name I’ve given it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but it was the best I could come up with. Please let me know if you have any suggestions! The Kangaroo & Company Stamp Set just cries out to be a new baby card when one of the main images is a kangaroo plus joey! I know it’s great as a Valentine card with the hearts and flowers but I think the baby ‘roo is just so cute!
I used the Love You Always Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Love You Always Foil Cardstock (CS) for both cards. The sample card is in Sahara Sand and the video card is in Blushing Bride. I’m so pleased to see a DSP in Blushing Bride because it isn’t often that there is one! Both sets of the Love You Always paper is also available in Rococo Rose and they all look equally fabulous.
There are several techniques I’ve demonstrated in today’s video. My favourite has to be dry embossing foil cardstock. On the Sahara Sand card I used the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder (EF) and for the Blushing Bride card I used the Ornate Floral EF. The Cut & Emboss machine gives fabulous results when using our EF’s and we no longer need to spray our cardstock with water before embossing. Being so used to spraying my cardstock with water first, I didn’t think I’d be able to stop, i.e. old habits die hard!
I was so impressed the day I tried embossing without water, I decided I’d give up using it! Sometimes I forget myself and still spray; and I still always spray if I use my Big Shot. The Cut & Emboss also gives fantastic results with our dies, especially the more intricate dies. The only thing missing is a magnetic plate!
Back to the video! When I was adhering the sentiment flag inside the card, I was sharing a tip I picked up from Kristie Marcotte who has a very successful YouTube channel. Her videos are always based on a pack of patterned paper which she uses to make cards using sketches. She speeds up her videos so they are about an hour long because she make a large amount of cards using virtually the whole pack.
When Kristie adheres an image or a sentiment that sits part on and part off another layer of cardstock, rather than have her sentiment or image create a slope she adds another piece of cardstock under the area that is off the first layer so it finishes up on the same level! I hope that makes sense!
I was sharing this tip and it wasn’t until I was watching my video after I had uploaded it that I realised I’d put my extra bit of cardstock under the wrong side! At the time it didn’t appear correct but I didn’t know why! Fortunately, I’ve been able to correct my mistake since! LOL! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you on Tuesday. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.