Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Peace This Christmas Wreath Video

Hello, Crafters.

Earlier today I uploaded my video which shows how I made the wreath card I shared here with you two weeks ago.

I have thoroughly enjoyed making these cards even though they take a lot of patience, I found them very relaxing! 

The only changes I made for the video are the bow and the pearls. 

 When I made the second card just prior to recording the video, I used a Red Glimmer Paper Bow I found in the Red Glimmer Paper Ziplock Bag, which holds die cuts intended

for previous projects, but never actally used. 

When I looked to find out which set it came from, I found it was a retired set, and I'd punched the holes on either  side to make it look more realistic!

However I did learn two things from this bow! 

Firstly, I thought a thicker bow looked much nicer on the wreath than the one I'd used on my original card. 

Secondly, I thought the bow looked a lot nicer on the bottom part of the wreath. 

This meant I had to find a current larger bow for the video. 

I found it in the Everyday Jars Framelits.

I unwittingly managed to get some paint on the sentiment of the second card, and I needed to find a way to disguise it. 

My first attempt was to use my Tombow Mono Eraser, but it didn't work, which rather surprised me as it wasn't particularly dark nor spread over a large area.

I thought about putting a small bird over it, especially if I could create robins!

I found two with co-ordinating dies in the retired Beautiful Branches Stamp Set and co-ordinating Thoughtful Branches Framelits Dies. 

This bundle was a limited edition last year if I remember correctly, 

I stamped two birds, each facing different ways, in Crumb Cake Ink, and used the pen end of my Real Red Marker Pen to colour their breasts.

Then I die cut them. 

The plan was to adhere them at either end of the sentiment and therefore covering up the mark, but they didn't look right.

I played around with various options and settled on Red Glimmer Paper Squares at each end of the sentiment, and then the birds both sitting on the wreath! 

The red on the sentiment looks a bit "heavy" but the birds look great!  

Maybe I'll add stars, or large Basic Pearls to break it up a bit - I'll think about it.

This morning I'm off to meet my daughter for coffee, for the second monthly special time together. 

That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting. ☺

JanB.

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