Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Double Baker's Twine Bow & Flourishing Phrases Video

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I uploaded my video that shows how I made the card I 
shared on Monday. I changed the colour scheme from Pink 
Pirouette and Wild Wasabi to Soft Sky and Emerald Envy - all 
four colours will be retiring on 31st May 2018.
I didn't decorate inside the Pink Pirouette card, but I remedied that
 when I made the Soft Sky card, by stamping a partial image of 
the flourish in the bottom right-hand corner. As I was colouring 
the flowers and leaves, I said I hadn't decided what I'd do about 
the Basic Grey bobbles, but crafters should check 
today's blog to find the answer! 

My solution was to punch five circles using the 3/16" hole punch 
on my Crop-o-dile from a scrap of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, 
and very gently colouring them using the fine tip end of the Dark 
Pool Party Stampin' Blend. 
  I also painted over the flowers, leaves, bobbles and butterflies 
on the front of the card using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. 
I did the same to the flowers and leaves inside the card. 

During the video, I had said I wanted to add some butterflies
inside of the card, but I forgot. I remembered about them after I'd 
finished the video, but then I decided I didn't want them anymore!
If you decide you'd like to copy the card, but don't like the idea of fussy 
cutting the flowers and the butterflies, I'm sure the extra layers can 
be easily omitted without spoiling the overall look of the card.
In the video, I challenged myself to name the five new InColours, and
 although I didn't get them exactly right, I was surprised at how close I 
was. The colours are Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, 
Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch!

My plans for today are to do as much as I can to label all retiring products, 
like stamp sets, and labelling new products, like dies, so I can see at 
a glance if I'm about to work with a retiring product. That's about it 
from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting!



  1. Really pretty cards Jan, and not at all difficult to do, provided you have both stamp sets that you have used & I don't, but it's one I would like to case one day! Many thanks for another delightful and enjoyable (not to mention, instructive) video and happy crafting to you too!! šŸ˜Š

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Absolutely - not difficult at all. It's also suits crafters who don't like fussy cutting, too. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Love, love your videos/instructions. On the flourishing/double twine bow card, if you don't have the butterfly stamp you used, will you suggest something else to use instead; ie: another stamp set or a different element? Thank you for your inspiration. Happy crafting to you, from Texas. Dianne

    1. Hi, Dianne. I'm so pleased you enjoy my videos and instructions, thank you. Other stamps I would use instead of butterflies would be any flying insects like bees, dragonflies, possibly even lady birds. In the absence of anything like that, I'd use a background stamp - that covers more or less everything - stamped in Sahara Sand stamped off once so it's very faint. Depending on the stamp you use, and how juicy, or not, your ink pad is, I'd try it on scrap paper first. Sometimes I find stamping Sahara Sand off once, makes the second stamp almost invisible. I hope this helps. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.