Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes. I had a lovely day with hubby on Wednesday and had our special meal on Thursday. Yesterday evening we went to Vicki’s for dinner to celebrate as well! As long as I can remember, I’ve made my birthday last three days – one just isn’t enough! This year it’s been four days which is even better! 😀
Today’s video started as a faux bow but I had an idea that I thought would make it look more like a ribbon by adding two ribbon “tails”. I’m thrilled with the result but I think it looks more like a rosette and should have CONGRATULATIONS instead of HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I will definitely change this during the week. With a change of Designer Series Paper, I think it would make a great masculine rosette card!
This project is very 3D, just like Open Book Easel card I demonstrated in last week’s video. In that video, I showed how my card fitted into one of our Acetate Card Boxes and how I decorated the box. During the week, I put the Rococo Pink card in to the decorated acetate box and then into a Jiffy bag! I posted it to myself to see what the card and box looked like after a trip through the mail.
Bearing in mind that it was only in the post for 24-hours before it arrived back to me and it didn’t travel to far, I was amazed at the minimal amount of damage done to the belly band. There was no damage to the acetate box nor the card inside! To say that I was amazed is an understatement. I now need to test it on a longer journey!
Back to day’s video! I saw a video posted by Taffy Crafting – there’s a link under the video – and I loved the idea. I made my prototype – Bumblebee and white stripes – and was impressed with how easy it was. My second card is the Rococo Rose card. For my third card I decided to follow more closely to the video and put an oval in the centre instead of the circles I’d used on my first two cards.
To adhere the bows for my first two cards I used Glue Dots and my third card – Balmy Blue stripes – I followed Taffy and used Tear & Tape. This time my bows were a lot slimmer which taught me it was important to keep the Tear & Tape as close to the edge as possible or too much of the bow gets closed creating smaller “curls”.
For my video card I decided to use Tear & Tape but I stayed with my circle rather than the oval centre. I had another idea I wanted to try and I decided to try it during the video because I had a plan A and a plan B. My idea was inspired by Taffy’s video in as much as she had a banner under her bow but each end came just over the two side edges of the card and she had fish-tailed each end – like a ribbon.
My idea was to have two extra pieces of Designer Series Paper, fishtail both ends and adhere them coming from beneath the bow, one towards the right and one towards the left. I’m really pleased with my finished card although I think it looks more like a rosette rather than a bow. What do you think?
That’s it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and enjoy whatever you have planned for yourselves. I think hubby and I will just be chilling out! Take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Basic White Cardstock – 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm) NA 8½” x 5½”
Highland Heather Cardstock – 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm) NA 4” x 5¼”
Basic White Cardstock – 3¾” x 5 3/8” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) NA 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper – using Stitched Shapes Dies (retired) 4 ovals using no. 2 die (approx 1 3/8” x 2¼”) 3.5cm x 5.7cm & 4 using no 3 die (approx 1 7/8” x 2¾”) 4.8cm x 7cm
Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper – bow tails 2 pieces 1¼” x 3” (3.8cm x 9.6cm) NA 1½” x 3 7/8”
Subtles 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper pack – band 1½” x 3¾” (3.8cm x 9.6cm) 1½” x 3 7/8”
Highland Heather Cardstock – circle using Stitched Shapes Dies (retired) die no 1 (approx. 1 3/8” diameter) 3.5cm
Basic White Cardstock – scrap for sentiment
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