Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Delicate Lace Vellum Flowers Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

When I shared this card last Saturday, I was overwhelmed with
 all the positive feedback I received - I was really humbled! I was
 asked if I'd make a video showing how I made the card, and
 I'm only too pleased to share.

 I chose Poppy Parade as my colour, but I don't have any Poppy
 Parade Stampin' Blends so I used Dark Cherry Cobbler. It 
isn't great but I think it works OK! When I shared my last
 video - No.386 - Dry-embossing on Vellum, I showed a couple
 of pieces of the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum which I said I'd 
use in future projects
 One of the pieces was the dry embossed irises , which 
are the same design as the painted ones I used in
 Saturday's card. I decided to use the image in the same 
style of card to see what it looked like both ways.

 I found it very fiddly trying to mount the dry embossed image
 for two reasons. Firstly, the dry embossing
 had caused so much dimension, and secondly when the 
four bookmarks are cut into four strips, I was left with two very 
slim sides that need to be used to glue them down.

 The real problem is having to be careful where the adhesive goes 
i.e. enough to adhere it down securely, but without being visible!
 So my conclusion on this design is to stay with the painted image, 
because it's mounted onto a strip of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), 
and then adhered to the card with Tombow. 
You may remember, when I was telling you about the delicate lace
 that I'd adhered inside of my first card? I said I'd adhered it 
horizontally first of all, but very quickly whipped it off
 because my card was vertical card.

 It was only a little while later that I realised I could have left it vertical
 as the lace on the front was vertical! DOH. Never mind, I
 decided to stay with horizontal.
 When I was photographing my card after I'd finished the video, I 
decided to add a small strip of red across the lace on the inside 
of the card. I think it added a nice finishing touch!

 Today, Hubby and I are out shopping for some last minute bits 
and pieces for Alaska! ☺☺☺

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


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