Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Glitter Tape Wedding Card Video

Hello, Crafters.
This morning I uploaded my latest video onto YouTube called Glitter Tape Wedding Card.

The idea for this video occurred to me when I was making the first set of Sunday's team training cards which used Washi Tape.

Previously, I have rarely ever actually used Washi Tape, and I thought that chances are there are lots of other crafters who haven't either.

My favourite card was the one where the whole of the top layer was covered with diagonal strips of Washi Tape - please see photograph 9. 

This design made me think about the three Metallics Glitter Tapes that are on offer as one of the Sale-A-Bration products available free with a qualifying order until 31st March 2016.

I made my first wedding card using all three - gold, silver and white - at the normal width - please see photographs 4 and 5.

While I was working on it, I thought it was a shame they weren't varying widths, and this started me thinking how could I make them different widths? Hence the video - please see photographs 1 to 3.

And, of course, this works in reverse too! Say you have three different widths Washi Tapes you want to use for a project, but you'd like them all the same width, now you know how it can be done! Ta-da!! I am pleased with this idea because it opens up other possibilities.
Yesterday, I made the fourth card for the second set for Sunday's training. The technique this card is demonstrating is rainbow stamping using our Marker Pens.

Needless to say I've added my own spin to this card but I used the rainbow technique on both the sentiments I've used. It's a very easy technique and the effect is great.

The three colours I used were Mint Macaroon, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow. I started with the lightest colour first and painted one third of each stamp. Then I changed to the next darker colour and painted another one-third and finally, the third colour on the remainder of the stamp. I huffed on the stamps before I stamped and the effect is really beautiful. Please see photographs 6 to 8.
The yellow pearls in the centre of the Cajun Craze flowers have been painted with a yellow Sharpie pen and the blue flower centres are from the It's My Party Enamel Dots in the Spring Catalogue. 
Another project I worked on yesterday was my swap for the Telford Sampler, which is a group of nine people - there are three groups taking part - and we all make nine identical 8cmx8cm samples, like mini card fronts. We can choose the subject but have to stick to the specified colours.

These are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla and Smokey Slate. We can also use gold and silver in any format e.g. heat embossing, foil, glitter, etc., pearls and rhinestones. The other stipulation is that all products used must be current Stampin' Up! products.

On 16th April we're going to the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local Convention in Telford. The Telford Sampler, I'm really pleased to say, is as well as the normal swaps that happen at Conventions.

We have all agreed where and when we will meet up for the actual swap. We'll all finish up with nine colour coordinated samples, including our own, which we'll be able to frame when we get home.

I'll share mine with you after Convention. Swaps for Telford is another project on my list of To Do List!
As if that wasn't enough to keep me busy yesterday, I had four more wedding cards to finish off as a result of doing three takes for today's video! I now have eight! LOL!

That's quite a bit from me today, and if you're still reading this, a big thank you.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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