During this week’s Facebook Live, I shared how I made the Swing Card that I posted here last weekend. I decided to team the fancy fold up with another new Stamp Set, Free as a Bird.
The Bird Ballard Suite is all adorable and very adaptable for male and female cards alike. I talked you through how to create the swing fold mechanism of this card, before adding the focal point of the birds.
The card base here is our brand new colour, Pretty Peacock. Oh, how I love this colour. It offers such richness and makes for a beautiful staple base. To balance out the richness, I teamed it with shades of brown – Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.
A few of my class ladies wanted some tips on how to use stamp sets that were random splodges, like Artisan Textures. I took this stamp set and added some interest to the sides of the focal panel. The random shapes and spots make for great ageing around a picture, just like you’d see on an old photo. Instead of using Black ink, I used our darkest brown, Early Espresso, keeping warmth in this colour palette.
After stamping the birds, I took our beautifully soft watercolour pencils to colour them in.
I had, unfortunately, die cut a very narrow frame, which was narrower than the mini Foam pads. Not being happy with this and my attempted resolve, I decided to remove all dimension to this after recording had finished and stick the frame flat. I much prefer it.
The sentiments in this stamp set are all just adorable and I love the mixed fonts they offer. These trinkets are adorable and give a lovely vintage vibe to your projects.
Of course, I had to use the Stitched Rectangle Dies. A firm favourite of mine.
The beauty of a Facebook Live is that you can watch Live at the time, or return to watch at a later date. I talk you through making the base mechanism of this card AND you’ll see my silly mistake, which I’ve not put right (we’re all human).
View my Facebook Live Video Tutorial HERE.
I’m now hosting weekly Facebook Lives on a Wednesday evening at 8pm Local UK Time with a different theme, card or technique each week. Occasionally our son Bertie, steps in to offer his ‘Kids crafting for Kids’, which he did last week. He did a sterling job and thoroughly enjoyed it. He is already working on his next project for you.
Pop a note in your diary and come and see what we’re up to next Wednesday.
Last night I uploaded an abundance of retired products to my dedicated Sale Group, where I’m honouring a Buy one, Get one FREE Sale. You place an online order with me and get to choose retired products to the same value, to receive for FREE, along with Free shipping of these items. All you pay is for your New Catalogue products that the postage of these from Stampin’ Up! direct to your door. That’s the same as being less than half price, with a few extra gifts along the way.
If you’d like to take a look and take advance of this fabulous offer, then click on the image above to be taken to my Online Sale Group page. I look forward to welcoming you in. The Sale lasts until Sunday evening, when it will close for me to collate everything.
There’s lots going on this week at The Crafty oINK Pen, but it’s been a great week of catching up. I’ve a whole host of new classes coming your way soon too.