I spent my day, first of all designing, and then making, a special
bookmarker that I'm going to send out to all my customers, with the new
Christmas catalogue. Unfortunately, I never do "quick & easy" so this is quite a mammoth task and is going to take up most of my weekend!
I'm so pleased with the idea I came up with, I'll be making a video which I hope will be
ready for next Wednesday. All my customers should have received their catalogues by then!
I'm not going into the details because I don't want to spoil the surprise for my customers! ☺
I was working on these gifts yesterday, I had YouTube playing on
my iPad. It was on autoplay and the videos all featured the Limited
Edition Thoughtful Branches.
I decided that I'd create a card for today
using the set! As you can see it didn't quite work out according to
I started making the hydranga but I just didn't feel I could
do something different. I think having seen so many great ideas during
the day, I'd OD'd on Thoughtful Branches.
Instead, I decided to have my
second play with Seaside Shore - no idea why I chose that one but I'm so
pleased I did. The
style of this card is so unusual for me but I love it! I'll certainly use this idea again.
My original idea was to have just the fish and the seaweed as
you see it now, but I was going to put a top layer of Marina Mist that
had a circle cut out of it, rather like a porthole window.
I had die cut
the circle and then dry embossed the layer using the Seaside Embossing
When I was about to adhere it on top, something made me
stop and I decided I liked the scene as it was.
Using Marina Mist Ink
and Cardstock, I stamped and fussy cut one each of the two shells, as
well as the two starfish.
Then I adhered them in place, making sure I
kept my scene just in the centre of my layer.
I always cut my card bases and layers to the same size and I like a
total of three layers, I was now one short!
I'd already adhered the Pear
Pizzazz layer to my Marina Mist card base, so I cut the base in half,
effectively making it the second layer. Then I took a piece of Pear
Pizzazz and cut it a bit larger than normal and adhere the layers to it. My finished card was 1/4" taller and wider but it still
fits into one of our regular envelopes.
create the scene I used Pear Pizzazz Ink on Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and
Marina Mist Ink on Marina Mist Cardstock. I fussy cut all the images.
The only parts I stamped directly onto the layer are the bubbles and the
sentiment, which is from Guy Greetings.
I'm so pleased with my finished card - I feel it looks very
clean and airy!
That's about it for today. I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.