Yesterday I decided to make a video showing how I made the card I shared with you on Saturday morning. I’d spent more time making other cards using this technique, the most successful of which was a flower card. One thing I didn’t take into account, until it was too late was that before the video I didn’t have false nails on! Not surprisingly it made the video quite a challenge for me, but I survived!
In my blog yesterday I explained that it was a mistake to have used the biggest butterfly die which made me decide to use a smaller die for the video card. It worked out so much better, apart from struggling with my nails! When I had finished my Bumblebee card I felt it was too plain and I said in the video if I decided to add anything I would share a photograph in today’s blog.
The change I made was to use Sahara Sand Ink and stamp some small butterflies from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, randomly over the Designer Series Paper! It made so much difference and I’m really pleased with the final card! It wasn’t until after I had finished my card that I realised I hadn’t die-cut my butterfly straight. This explains why my lines of the herringbone design wasn’t completely straight!
Before I started videoing, I went through my die folders to see what other dies could be used for this technique. I was absolutely amazed that there were so many! Apart from obvious shapes like hearts and stars, the following dies could also be used: flamingo, birds, kangaroo, trees, snowman, lighthouse, cats, dogs, tie, snowflakes and the list goes on!
I prefer to use a satin ribbon because using a design like herringbone you get two different shades of colour; a bit like velvet, it’s light if you brush it one way and dark if you brush it the opposite way. This technique doesn’t have to be used as the herringbone design, straight lines also give a good result.
This is a great technique if you ever feel like trying something different. 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!