Yesterday I was back to learning how to wear my “lockdown” false nails!! If you watch my videos you probably remember the nails with the glittery tips I wore during lockdown; this was because all beauty salons (and lots of other venues) were closed! I’ve had to start wearing them again because Sharon has Covid! I contacted her yesterday to find out how she is and she’s not 100% and she’s still testing positive.
I recently saw a fancy fold card that had “blocks” inside which was similar to my video called Inside Block Card. The big difference was that, unlike my card, the blocks had a solid back as opposed to my card that had been created by cutting. When I started checking on the card I saw, it turned out to be the same as mine. It was just the way it had been photographed that made me think the blocks had a solid backing!
By now my brain was working on how could I create the card I had in my mind. The easy answer was to use pop-up boxes. Then I remembered my seven panel card I’d made using the New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP). I wondered if I could use the design from the Flowering Fields DSP which featured rows of tulips all coming – at an angle – from the top left-hand corner of the 12″ x 12″ sheet! Then I thought about stamping and painting an image and cutting it to fit the box fronts!
This was the idea I liked best and started working out how to do it. It was like a lot of things in life, once worked out – or when the penny drops – it’s easy! The biggest challenge was working out the measurements for the image so it would cut into pieces that would fit together exactly. Life might have been easier for me if I had concentrated on just a carcass, that is, without any decoration; although I’m not sure I could have been a good judge of plain cardstock!
When I had finished my first Mango Melody card I decided the blocks were too far spaced out; there was half an inch between them. I re-calculated my measurements and made the Fresh Freesia card! The bigger blocks and smaller gaps looked so much better. Hubby insisted he still preferred the Mango Melody card but I said it was because he preferred the colour. He didn’t agree with me so I said I’d make the video card in Mango Melody but with bigger blocks! It turned out that I was right!😀
The DSP I used for my Fresh Freesia card is from Heart & Home. To colour the image I picked out all my purple Blends e.g. Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia and Purple Posy (retired). I changed my green to Granny Apple Green – I had used Evening Evergreen for my first Mango Melody card. For the centres of the flowers I stayed with the Mango Melody Blend (retired).
The butterflies were painted with Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia. I demonstrated in the video how I paint my butterflies to achieve a well blended colour combination. In the video I also showed what I did to help me decide which colours would work well together when I need three or more colours on one project. I hope you like his project.
Stampin’ Up has organised a new event for demonstrators. They’re calling it Creativity Now and it’s a four-hour crafting session. It’s a virtual event on the same sort of platform they’ve used for other events during the pandemic. What makes this event unique is that it is crafting only…..there won’t be any business talk! To use their expression “All business talk will be left at the door”. Given that the majority of demonstrators join SU for the discount on their shopping, this is a fantastic idea!
If you’d like to join join Stampin’ Up! to get the discount and to attend this event, contact me and I’ll let you have more details: firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t delay though because registration for this event closes on 19th April 2022. That’s about it from me today. I hope you enjoy a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you soon. In the meantime, please take care, stay safe and happy crafting.
Mango Melody Cardstock – card base 6” x 10½” (15.2cm x 26.6cm)
Score at 3½”, 7” (8.9cm, 17.8cm)
Mango Melody Cardstock – 4 pieces blocks 1¼” x 6” (3.2cm x 15.2cm)
Score at 1½”, 3”, 4½” (3.8cm, 7.6cm,11.4cm)
Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper – front middle layer 3⅜” x 5⅞” (8.6cm x 14.9cm)
Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces inside panels 1⅞” x 5⅞” (4.7cm x 14.9cm)
Basic White Cardstock – front image 3” x 5½” (7.6cm x 14cm)
Basic White Cardstock – image blocks 2¾” x 4½” (7cm x 11.4cm)
Cut down the centre at 1⅜” (3.5cm). Next cut each strip on landscape side at every 1⅛” (2.85cm)
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for butterflies
PRODUCTS USED for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for APRIL 2022 is DQZCK6R3 Thank you. xx