Thursday, 6 July 2017

Nearly there!

Hello, Crafters.

I was very disappointed yesterday because my delivery from UPS didn't arrive!

When I tracked my delivery at lunchtime, it was marked as "delayed".  

Later during the day it said it was due for delivery by the end of the day today. 

By bedtime, it was saying it'd be delivered by the end of the day Wednesday 05.07.17!

I so hope it arrives today as I have everything ready to get my customers' happy mail packaged and sent out!

Yesterday, I was able to finish my card swaps for Thailand, and also make one that I upped very slightly, plus a video that I'll schedule for publishing while I'm away, possibly 16th July. 

I feel amazingly well organised, and have just two more videos to make. 

While I was finishing off my swaps yersterday afternoon, I had YouTube playing on my iPad.
I'd set it to play playlists I saved several years ago! 

One of the videos that came up was one  that demonstrated the faux metal technique, which is what I've used for today's cards.

I think it'll be a great technique to share in a video!

I'm not sure whether I'll use one of these card designs, or come up with a different design altogether, but it will definitely include the faux metal technique. 

The images on these cards are somewhat bland and need "something" added.

I made both cards more or less the same, so rather than explain twice, I'll run through both cards describing the Marina Mist card first, and then I'll put the details for the Smokey Slate card in brackets immediately after the blue card, if they differ.

I started with a card base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), then a layer of Basic Black CS and a top layer of Marina Mist CS (Smokey Slate CS).

I stamped the car, which is from the Guy Greetings Stamp Set, on a piece of Whisper White CS using Basic Black Archival Ink. 

I coloured the car using the Marina Mist (Soft Sky) Marker Pen. 

On the Marina Mist car, I also coloured the wheels, bumper, etc using the Smokey Slate Marker Pen.

Immediately under the car I stamped the birthday sentiment which is also from the Guy Greetings Stamp Set. 

I coloured the hollow parts of the letters using Marina Mist (Soft Sky) Marker Pen. 

I layered the image onto a piece of Basic Black CS.
For the faux metal, I used the Petal Burst (Woodland) Embossing Folder, and layered it onto a piece of Basic Black CS. 

Inside the card I adhered a layer of Basic Black CS, and then a top layer of Marina Mist (Smokey Slate) CS. 

Before adding the top layer I stamped another image of the car in the bottom left-hand corner. 

I haven't gone into details of the faux metal technique as I need to play with it a bit more to remind myself of all the characteristics of this technique!

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



  1. Sorry for the delayed UPS arrival ... I know how that can throw a person off, but I also sense the urgency and closeness of your time for "take off" and you really don't have it to spare right now! Hopefully, the waiting is over today! Really love this look and will definitely be looking forward to the video explaining further, when the time comes. Needing a masculine b/d card very shortly, so will probably go with this. Thanks Jan! Always, inspiring!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm pleased to say that my parcel did arrive this afternoon and I've managed to get all my customers' happy mail in the post! Another job on my list that I can tick! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.