Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Beaded Tassel Video & Snow Globe No 2

Hello, Crafters.

I have just uploaded today's video which I've called Beaded Tassels: Beaded Tassels for Christmas Baubles. A little while ago I posted a video showing how to make a Dazzling Diamonds Bauble which had a tassel of beads hanging from underneath.

A subscriber asked if I'd make a video showing how I made the tassel. As I said yesterday, if one person asks for something, there'll be others who'll be interested in it, too! So it's my pleasure to post it today.

I had a lovely day in my studio yesterday. It was one of those days when I started something that led onto something else which led on to something else, and so on! Which meant, although I'm really pleased with the jobs I did, they weren't actually on yesterday's list! Today's a new day! 

On Sunday and Monday evenings, I was busy doing up parcels for some of my retired Stampin' Up! products I'd sold on EBay. I like to put a Thank You card in each parcel but ran out of them very quickly. I even took the cards out of a gift box I had wrapped up and ready to give!

So my first job yesterday was to make more Thank You cards. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for three parts of the design. As I was working away, I thought about Veronica's email I told you about in my blog yesterday morning.

One of her suggestions, in a nutshell, was tutorials/videos on using Stampin' Up! tools to get the best out of them. So I decided to make a video showing how I made good use of my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make my thank you cards.

I used it for three purposes i.e. to get the sentiment straight, to get some leaves behind the stamped flower image (masking) and to stamp an image in a precise position but in the top right hand corner - therefore the Stamp-a-ma-jig would be upside down!

I finished off making 25 Thank You cards and then made the video. I'm planning to post it on Sunday. As I said yesterday, many thanks, Veronica. ☺

For yesterdays challenge card I've used Versamark and Iridescent Ice for the glittery effect on the snow globe. My colour scheme is Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Soft Sky Card Stock. The top Very Vanilla layer of my card has been embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I stamped the snow globe onto Soft Blue Card Stock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I used Mossy Meadow Ink to stamp the fir trees from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set inside the globe. I used a white gel pen to put snow on the trees, the falling snow and the snow that has settled on the ground.

I cut the globe out, covered it with Versamark, then with Iridescent Ice and heat set it. I used the same card stock and ink and stamped the globe base. Then I heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it. I cut it out and adhered the base and the globe to the card front using Dimensionals.

Again, using the same black ink and Very Vanilla Card Stock , I stamped the sentiment from the Reason For The Season Stamp Set and heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. This was then layered onto Basic Black Card Stock. Using my white gel pen, I  drew some falling snow on a piece of Soft Sky Card Stock for the layer behind the sentiment. This was then heat set with clear embossing powder as before.

Quite a lot from me today! But I think that's about it , so until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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