Sunday, 10 April 2016

Random Border Design Video

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I posted my Random Border Design video.

I was inspired partly by a card that was part of the Show & Tell display at the last training I went to and also a video I saw by Shelly Godby of Stampin Smiles.

When I have an idea for a video, I make the card or project first.

If it all works out and I'm happy with the result, I make it again but changing something, normally the colour scheme.

While I'm making the second one, I make a not of all the measurements and the products I've used.

Then I prep all the pieces I need during the video and I'm ready to go ahead making the video.

This means I normally have at least two cards, or projects, to show with every video with some kind of variances.

For today's video I made three cards before I finally decided which method I liked best - random or more uniform!

The first card I made was the one in the last photograph.

Although I'm happy with the card, I used Cucumber Crush as the accent colour for the layer, the sentiment and the butterfly.

With hindsight I think it would have looked much better if I'd used Mint Macaroon as the accent.

The second card I made was the Tip Top Taupe - see photograph 3 - and I decided to see what the stamping would look like if I kept to a uniform "pattern".

I think it gives a great effect and I like it but it just doesn't look quite so relaxed as the random stamping.

Then I made the Lost Lagoon card and I was totally happy.

So I prepared the cardstock I needed for the video except I used Blushing Bride as the accent colour.

I think this looks as good as the Lost Lagoon card so now it's just down to colour preference.

Moving on, I'm really pleased to let you know I made great strides with my swaps yesterday - I made a total of 36!

I decided it isn't any good keep telling you I have all these swaps to do unless I actually get on and do something about it!

So I set myself a target of making at least twenty a day which would mean I'd get them all done in time.

So that was an excellent result!

It was our Grand National horse race over here yesterday and hubby went and placed my bet for me - I do this twice a year, the other race is the Derby.

Anyway, my horse came in third ! YAY!

Later in the day, I had an appointment with Sharon for my fortnightly manicure. She very kindly keeps a box of my handmade cards in her salon so her clients can have a browse.

I received a text from her in the morning to say that she'd had a big run on my cards and the box needed topping up!

All in all, a very successful day for me yesterday. 

That's about all my news for now. I wish you a very happy Sunday.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Replies
    1. Many thanks, Catherine. I hope you give this technique a try. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. They are so pretty, I am going to have a go
    cheers kaye

    1. So pleased you're going to give this technique a go, Kaye - I'm sure you'll be really pleased you did. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.