Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Perseverence paid off!

Hello, Crafters. 

Yesterday I persevered with the fancy fold card I told you about yesterday. 

I'm not sure how many card bases I made during my testing process, but I imagine probably ten or eleven! 

I switched over to using non-Stampin' Up! cardstock! 

Eventually, I came to the conclusion that it IS necessary to do the extra cut to make sure the card lines up perfectly!

I went ahead and recorded my video and I'm very pleased with the result!
I'll edit it today so I can post it tomorrow morning.

To make today's card I started with a base of Sahara Sand Cardstock, with a layer of Whisper White and a top layer of Sahara Sand. 

I used the large background stamp from the You've Got This Stamp Set and stamped it on the top layer using Sahara Sand Ink.

I stamped the Marriage is a Jorney sentiment which is from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set, at the bottom right hand side of the top layer using Crumb Cake Ink. 

Using the large and small flower flourishes from the Flourish Thinlits Dies, I die cut them both is Sahara Sand Cardstock. 

The sandwich I used on my Big Shot was the new Platform & Thinlits Adaptor Plate, then the Precision Base Plate, cardstock, die and cutting mat. 

I ran the sandwich through the Big Shot twice. 

Then I ran my Sizzix Die Brush over the the dies whilst resting them on the sponge mat and all the bits came out so easily. 

The new Platform & Thinlits Adaptor Plate are worth every penny their reasonable price. 

They now come as standard when anyone buys a new Big Shot - excellent value!

I painted over the entire die cuts with my Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen.

I used some of the retired Sahara Sand Lace Trim to wrap around the lower half of the top Sahara Sand layer  so the base of the ribbon is just above the sentiment.

If you don't have any of this lace, this card will look just as stunning without the ribbon, or you could use an alternative you have in your stash.

Once I had adhered the Lace Trim in place with SNAIL, I adhered this top layer to the card base, making sure I put some Tombow on the ribbon to make sure it doesn't go walkabouts!

I put Tombow in strategic places on the back of the large diecut and adhered to the card front.

I did the same to the smaller flourish and adhered it so it looked as if it's part of the large flourish. 

Can you see the join? LOL!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I really like this "tone on tone" lovely :o)

    1. Many thanks, Audrey. The Wink of Stella really adds a WOW to tone on tone! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Beautiful. I love the Sahara Sand for this card.

    1. Many thanks, Ina. Yes, it's great for tone on tone. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Gorgeous, the tone on tone is great, and it's a great way to use up old ribbon. My flourish dies have just arrived so I can have a play straight away xx

    1. Hi, Annette. It always amazes me how well tone on tone works! I hope you enjoy dies! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. stunning and blessing in sharing have a blessed day

    1. Many thanks, Linda. So pleased you like this. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.