Today’s video shows how to make a W-V Fancy Fold card. It has been very popular recently and I planned to make a video but never got round to it, until now! I’m not crediting anyone for the creation of this card as I haven’t any idea who that person is. It’s a very simple card and it made a very pleasant change for me to make a video where I actually do a fair amount of stamping. 😀
I demonstrated how I colour single line around the outside edges of images to create a shadow or grounding effect. It’s really simple and very effective. The stamp set I used is the Crane of Fortune for the dahlia image, the dragonflies and also the two sprigs of leaves. I used two sentiments from the Bamboo Beauty Stamp Set (carrying forward) and the HAPPY BIRTHDAY is from the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set (retiring).
My first prototype card didn’t work out well because my scoring didn’t create panels that lined up with each other. I believe this happens to me because sometimes when I line my cardstock I’m at the start of the black marker, sometimes on it and sometimes past it! This is why I far prefer to use my Scoreboard. Each panel is guaranteed to be perfect because the score lines are fixed in place – no guessing!
The benefit of my first prototype not working out was that it gave me a chance to find a way to made the “V” card lay flat on the four panels when they are laid out. In the video I was able to show the results of my efforts. I think there must be a way to be able to do this but at the moment, I can’t think of it. I might get hubby to have a look at it to see if a fresh pair of eyes can see why it isn’t happening. I suspect the four panels are too thick for the V card!
I don’t think I used any different products for my Calypso Coral prototype card apart from changing the cardstock and the different designs I chose from the Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is my favourite pack of DSP which, considering the great offerings we’ve had this year, it really is saying a lot! Fortunately, this DSP is in the Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue so we still have two months to use it.
During this past week Stampin’ Up! announced that the NEW Magnetic Plate for the Cut & Emboss Machine will be available to demonstrators and customers when the new Annual catalogue goes live i.e. on 3rd May 2022. If you watch my videos, you’ll know I went back to my Big Shot when the original platform was withdrawn; so I’m really excited with this news! The Mini Magnetic Cutting Plate (151005) is still in its final development and no release date has been announced. You may be interested in making a note of these dates for future catalogues and Sale-a-bration: 1st July 2022 – Christmas Mini Catalogue goes LIVE and the 2nd Sale-a-bration of 2022 begins and it ends on 31st August 2022
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That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to be back with you soon. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Crumb Cake Cardstock – 11¼” x 5¾” (28.2cm x 14.6cm) US 11” x 5½”
Score at 1¾”, 3½”, 5¼”, 7” (4.4cm, 8.8cm, 13.2cm, 17.6cm) US 1¾”, 3½”, 5¼”, 7”
Crumb Cake Cardstock – 6” x 3” (15.2cm x 7.6cm) US 6” x 3”
Score at 3” (7.6cm) US 3”
Crumb Cake Cardstock – 2⅞” x 2⅞” (7.3cm x 7.3cm) US 2⅞” x 2⅞”
Basic White Cardstock – 4 pieces 1½” x 5½” (3.8cm x 14cm) US 1½” x 5¼”
Basic White Cardstock – 4” x 5½” (10cm x 14cm – please double-check this measurement) US 3¾” x 5¼”
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces 2⅞” x 2⅞” (7.3cm x 7.3cm) US 2⅞” x 2⅞”
Basic White Cardstock – 2¾”x 2¾” (7cm x 7cm) US 2⅞” x 2⅞”
Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces design 1: 1⅜” x 5⅜” (3.5cm x 13.7cm) US 1⅜” x 5⅛”
Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces design 2: 1⅜” x 5⅜” (3.5cm x 13.7cm) US 1⅜” x 5⅛”
Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper – design 2: 3⅞” x 5⅜” (9.7cm x 13.7cm – please double-check this measurement) US 3⅝” x 5⅛”
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