Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Magic Elf Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

My perseverance finally paid off.

I was successful in making the video showing how to make a magic card!

I've uploaded it here: Magic Elf Card.

I was inspired to make this by a swap I received at the OnStage Convention in Brussels last month.

It was given to me by Robin Beatrice - see the last two photographs.

I had to watch lots and lots of different videos on YouTube before I could pull together all the relevant details I needed to make a successful magic card!

The swap had the acetate on the outside and I wanted to make a card that had it enclosed.

The red card here one - photographs 3 and 4 - was inspired by a Dawn Griffith video that worked really well.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find a Christmas image small enough.

I felt the poinsettia was rather over powering for the window and a lot of it was lost when the coloured section was exposed.

The poinsettia is from the Reason Of The Season stamp set and looks beautiful when it's coloured in.

My first attempt at making a magic card is the one in photographs 5 and 6.

I based it on the swap I 'd received and was really pleased with the result.

It worked beautifully but it wasn't what I was after.

One of the things I found about a lot of the videos I watched is that I felt important details were missed out.

Therefore, I've tried really hard to avoid making the same mistake in my video.   

Today, I'm trying a pop-up slider card - fingers crossed!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. This is just brilliant, Jan! So appreciate that you have been able and willing to work out all the wrinkles of this project and thank you so, so much! I loved this when you first shared it with your other swaps ... now I will look forward to doing some myself! Happy, happy Christmas!!

  2. Hi, Geraldine. This morning I made another one by following along with my video! LOL! I now want to see if I can make it into a proper card. A very merry Christmas to you, too. Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. I love all your videos. So informative. To one of my favorite bloggers:
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Hi, Doris,many thanks for your very kind words, they're really appreciated. I also wish you and your family a great Christmas, too. Happy crafting, JanB.