Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight & Sitting Here Video

Hello, Crafters.

This Saturday is the Festival of Flight at the London Biggin Hill Airport. Gingham Goose Craft Markets are running a new event there called the Gingham Goose Craft Village.

I'm thrilled that I have a stand there selling my cards and 3D projects. I'm offering a free gift to the first fifteen customers who spend £10 or more. If you're planning to attend the event, do pop along and say hello! ☺

Earlier this morning I posted my Sitting Here Card video. I shared my original card here last Friday and I was asked if I'd make a video.

I remade my card before I started the video so I could iron out the problem I had with the rope supports on my original card. I decided that if I ignored the rope when I made the mask i.e. cut the rope of, life would be much easier and it certainly was! 

Normally, I try everything I'm planning for my video, before I actually record but I made an exception with this video. I decided I'd use Baker's Twine for the rope. This was an idea I'd muted when I wrote last Friday's blog but hadn't actually tried it out. 

So I was definitely on a wing and a prayer but I'm pleased to say it all worked out beautifully!

I think this stamp set is going to be very versatile because I can see the images like the cat, the bird, the dog and dog basket being added to various card designs as a little something extra.
Photographs 1 to 4: I used Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White Cardstock for the card base and layers.

This is the card I used the thick Baker's Twine for the swing rope support.

I don't know what colour I used but I do know it's a retired colour! Stampin' Up! are currently offering Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine which would be a suitable alternative. 

Although it isn't as thick as the one I used, I don't think it will matter as long as you have stamped the image in Basic Black, so if any of the stamped image showing through, it's going to be black on black.

As I explained in the video, I used the retired Large Oval Punch for the sentiment and the retired Scallop Oval Punch for the Flirty Flamingo layer because I haven't received my Layering Ovals Framelits Collection yet - they'll be here today! YAY!

Photograph 5: I have left the swing ropes stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink.

Photograph 6: this is the card I shared here on Friday. The colour I used for this one is Sweet Sugarplum and I also used some of the new Ruched Ribbon as well as a sentiment from the Sitting Here Stamp Set.

I hope you watch the video. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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