Happy New Year, Crafters!
Today’s video shows how to make the card I had planned to share with you on my blog last Wednesday i.e. until my 800+ word blog went POOF never to be seen again! Fortunately, these disappointments don’t last long and I decided to make a video showing how I made my card instead. When I had the idea to use an intricate die from the back of Designer Series Paper (DSP), I went through all my dies to see which other sets would work as well as the seahorses.
I was very surprised that I didn’t find any others apart from flowers! While I can see the point in making seahorses, animals, birds, etc face each other, I don’t see any point in making images without faces facing each other. In the video, I quoted making daffodils facing each other but why would you want to do that? The only reason I can think of is if you draw faces on the daffodils – not an idea that I can see appealing to the masses! LOL!
I have no idea what made me think of “creating” this technique but I am really pleased with the result. A demonstrator friend of mine once told me that there isn’t anything new in cardmaking and I totally believe she’s right. So having said that, I’ll be very surprised if my idea hasn’t already been “created” by someone else. That is, this new idea may only be new to me!
When I first started creating this card, I knew I wanted to have two seahorses facing each other and I also wanted them popped up on Dimensionals. If you have a critical look at the seahorses you’ll see there are very few places to put Dimensionals. To solve this issue I went back to a technique I have used several times previously.
I adhered each seahorse on top of four Basic White Cardstock die-cut seahorses which had been adhered together. This made them really stand out when adhered to the card front. All the layers added a lot of support to what are really two fairly intricate die-cuts. My first thought was to do the same to the seaweed as well but I decided to adhere it as a single layer of DSP so I could allow the seaweed to “wrap” itself around the seahorse’s tails!
The Polished Dots I used for the seahorses eyes are from the new Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue (158134 – page 23). The colours are Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral but I don’t think either “colour” is an actual colour; they are more like a shade and are very versatile. See if you can see what I mean in any of the photographs. Don’t forget that the new Mini catalogue goes live on Tuesday 4th January 2022 and that is also the start of Sale-a-bration which runs until 28th February 2022.
If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll know that I have organised a Paper Share, a Ribbon Share and a Gems Share for the products in the new catalogue. If you haven’t seen the offer but would like to, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to email you a copy. Shares are a great way of getting 25% of all packs/rolls of DSP, ribbon and gems in the new catalogue at just 25% of the cost of buying all the full packs!
That’s it from me today. I’ll be back soon and in the meantime, I hope you have a very blessed Sunday. I wish you and your family a very healthy and happy New Year. Happy crafting.
Basic White Cardstock – card base 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.6cm) US 8½” x 5½”
Scored and folded at 4⅛” (10.5cm) US 4¼”
Merry Merlot Cardstock – 2 pieces middle layers 3⅞” x 5½” (9.9cm x 14cm) US 4” x 5¼”
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces top layers 3¾” x 5⅜” (9.6cm x 13.7cm) US 3⅞” x 5⅛”
Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper – scraps of two designs for two seahorses and seaweed
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for eight seahorses, sentiment
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