Today’s video doesn’t feature the card I had originally planned for this week. Although I tried it and gave it my best shot, I just wasn’t happy with the result. Not being one who gives up easily I went on to a slight adaptation and, although it worked I wasn’t happy. I persevered and finally came up with a version I was very happy with and I’m very pleased to be sharing it with you today.
When I first saw this design quite some time ago, it was always photographed with the bottom layer vertical with the top section at an angle. The design never rocked my boat until I saw a design recently which had a heart closure. It was photographed – like mine, with both the top and bottom layers at opposite angles and for me, it turned the card into a lovely design.
Although the heart closure didn’t work out in a way that pleased me, I still thought it was a very attractive card. After I gave up on the heart closure idea I tried using ribbon. This worked but I still wasn’t 100% happy with it. Finally I tried using magnets and they really worked a treat! During the time I spent perfecting the closure, I was also working on a fool proof way of making sure the two diagonal fold lined up perfectly – I’ve explained it in the video.
Today’s card features products from the Tea Boutique Suite which is featured in the new Annual Catalogue that launched last Tuesday. The stamp set is called Cup of Tea and the dies are called Teacup Dies. Both of these products are available as a bundle which saves 10% off individual prices. The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is called Tea Boutique and is a 6″ x 6″ pack.
The sentiment on the front of the card is from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set, which has been brought forward from last year’s catalogue. I stamped the leaves, which are from the Cup of Tea Stamp Set using Garden Green Ink. The flowers I have used to decorate the sentiment are called Loose Flower Flourishes which is another product brought forward from last year.
The colour of the video card is Fresh Freesia and has been decorated inside with some Fresh Freesia DSP from (I believe) Pansy Petals DSP. Unfortunately, today’s video is take 3 and I didn’t have enough of the Fresh Freesia design from the Tea Boutique to replace the pieces I had spoiled in take 2! The colour of the before the video card is the new Sweet Sorbet.
Everything about the Sweet Sorbet card is the same as the video card except the all the DSP is from the Tea Boutique pack! I have already started my second list of products I want from the new catalogue so I have added another pack of Tea Boutique! It’s so strange because the first time I saw this suite I wasn’t impressed with it but decided to give it a try! Now that I’ve started playing with it, I love it!
The heart card I made, I used some Sweet Talk DSP with Real Red Cardstock. I think this would make a fabulous Valentine card. The two hearts were punched out using the Heart Punch Pack which is another product that has been brought forward from last year’s annual catalogue. These punches will always stay as part of my stash. I think the hearts – one straight cut and one scallop – work together beautifully.
There are other card bases shown here that need to be finished off. There is the second Fresh Freesia card which is the one that I did wrong in take 2 and had to use some DSP from the Heart and Home DSP to finish the layers. The other card is the Highland Heather card that I used some Flowering Fields DSP. This is the card that should have been my heart closure card had it worked out right. This has the gap down the centre for the closure so I’m not quite sure what to do with it now!
Unusually for me that’s five cards for one video – three completed and two that need completing. If I ever get round to finishing them off, I’ll share them on my blog. In the meantime, please don’t hold your breath! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a blessed Sunday and \i look forward to being back soon. In the meantime, please take care stay safe and happy crafting!
Fresh Freesia Cardstock – 11¼” x 5¾” (28.5cm x 14.6cm) US 10⅞” x 5½”
Score at 3¾”, 7½” (9.5cm, 19cm) US 3⅝”, 7¼”
Score first and last panels from top left hand corner to bottom right-hand corner
Basic White Cardstock – 3 pieces 3½” x 5½” (8.9cm x 14cm) US 3⅜” x 5¼”
Cut each panel from top left-hand corner to bottom right -hand panel
Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper – 2 pieces design 1: 3¼” x 5¼” (8.3cm x 13.4cm) US 3⅛” x 5”
Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper – design 2: 3¼” x 5¼” (8.3cm x 13.4cm) US 3⅛” x 5”
Cut one panel of design 1 from top left hand corner to bottom right-hand corner
Cut the second panel of design 1 from top right-hand corner to bottom left-hand corner
Cut the design 2 panel from top left hand corner to bottom right-hand corner
Basic White Cardstock – inside card 3½” x 5½” (8.9cm x 14cm) US US 3⅜” x 5¼”
Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper – 3⅜” x 5⅜” (8.6cm x 13.7cm) US 3¼” x 3⅛”
Basic White Cardstock – scrap for sentiment
Fresh Freesia Cardstock – scrap for sentiment layer
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