Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Merry Medley Stockings Video

Hello, Crafters.

After I'd posted yesterday card I thought I really ought to make a video because I can't assume everyone already knows how to use Mica Flakes.

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if customers said they hadn't noticed them in the catalogue because their photograph is very discreet and very easy to overlook. 

It's such a shame because this is a fabulous product. 

I had to do two takes for today's video which, fortunately, doesn't happen often. 

I'm always having to do restarts but a retake to me is where I complete one video, and something happens right at the end, which means I have to start from scratch again!

This was even more frustrating because I'd had a problem when I was heat embossing in the first take when my Foil bubbled! I decided to leave it in so we could learn together whether it was usable or not - it was!

I'll tell you what happened! 

When I was about to start the heat embossing, I explained about having to be careful with this technique on Foil because it's easy to cause bubbling. 

Yes, I caused bubbling, and as I already had three stockings ready, I decided to leave it in.

When it was time to die cut the stocking, I placed the die right over the section that had bubbled because I wanted to see if it would make the paper separate or not and no it didn't!

The only slight problem was that the foil had buckled a bit but it laid down totally flat after it had been placed under a weight for a short time!

I'm sorry I haven't been able to share that with you on video,  but at least we now know, if foil bubbles, it can still be used!

That's about it for today.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Loved this card when I first saw it and now, after watching the video, love it even more. I will be ordering that background stamp and the mica chips as a result, and yes, I had looked at them before but thought the Dazzling Diamonds was 'enough' ... obviously, I was wrong! lol -- such a super card Jan. TFS again!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. The photograph in the catalogue really doesn't do justice to the Mica Flakes. I'm trying to think of a design using the green with trees - watch this space. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. These are beautiful cards! I love your videos, they are so easy to understand, thank you.

    1. Hi, Leslie. Many thanks. I'm so pleased you enjoy my style of tutorials. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.