Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Mum's Birthday Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I posted the video which shows how I made my friend Liz's 90th birthday card which I shared here with you on Tuesday, 20th. September 2016. 

I altered the card I made in the video so it's suitable for my Mum's 93rd birtday on 3rd December 2016.  - she'll be 93! I changed colour combo - this time I used Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaroon. It's a long video because there are several big elements to it. I suggest you keep your finger on the Fast Forward button so you can give it a good workout!!

For today's card, I started with a base of Real Red Cardstock (CS), followed by a layer of Whisper White and a top layer of a stripe design from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP).

For the thinner strip actoss the centre, I started with a layer of Whisper White CS, then a layer of Real Red and a top layer of the spotty Crumb Cake from the same set of DSP.

I chose the sentiment from the Wonderful Year Stamp Set  and heat embossed it on top of the DSP using Versamark and Early Espresso Ink. 

I wasn't sure if that would work without scorching the DSP but it worked beautifully; I just needed some teddy bears to finish off my card. 

I took the small teddy bear stamp fom the Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and stamped five of them. 

I die cut them all using the coordinatimg die from the Santa's Sleigh Framelits.

I cut the legs off three of them so I could adhere them peering over the top, and I adhered two more bears - full size  - standing either side of the centiment.

I painted over all the bears, using my Wink of Stella Clear Gliter Pen. A much easier card to make than today's vide card. Until tommorrow, Happy crafting. JanB.


  1. Love how you have used the DSP to make your Christmas card this morning ... really cute! And the video tutorial ... what can I possibly say?! A M A Z I N G! Such a dazzling beauty it is ... I would love to see your Mum's face when she receives this later in the year! Just brilliant! And such patience you have! (some days ARE better than others, aren't they?!) lol -- thank you so much Jan, for another great video!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'd love to see her face too but she lives in Australia. I remember the look on Liz's face when she opened hers, so my mind's eye will super-impose Mum's face when her birthday arrives! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.