Monday, 29 June 2009

And finally....a Prima Flower Card

Have you ever wondered where sequins come from? Answer: From a sheet of brightly coloured foil/metal, machine punched out in a repeated dot pattern. This punch-out is then sold on as ribbon. This is recycling at its best and is cheap as chips ;0)
So I was looking at this stuff (which isn't very inspiring to say the least), trying to think of a use for it on a card that wouldn't look too gaudy, and it got me thinking. So I had a bit of a play and came up with the border for this card. It was double the fun, cos I got to use spray paint and play like a kid, and I got a nice chocolate brown coloured bit of sequin punch-out that I can use on another project too!

This project is simple, because that's the way I like it. I am making no more excuses - I don't 'do' faffy cards, my style is definitely simple: I like 'em simple! A big 'prima' style flower, a funky label-type design cut out and stamped for the sentiment, border at the bottom then a ribbon to finish. And, as I finally got the editing done on the video, and got the thing published (pat on back for me), here it is below. Don't forget to click on the HQ button in the bottom right hand corner after pressing play. It really does make all the difference seeing it in higher quality.
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Tuesday, 23 June 2009


Hi - just a quick update to let you know that I'm still here! Just been extra super busy...all the weddings at the weekends and working long hours in the week, then I've had a sore throat over the last couple of days, and all I've felt like doing is sleeping....but I have filmed another card tutorial, I just haven't had chance to edit and publish it, mainly cos I've had no voice to do the voice-over (LOL!) so here's a taster of the final card; the tutorial of which will be done over the next few days....

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Square Frames Card

I made this card a few weeks back, but have only just got around to editing the video for it this weekend. Life's crazy busy at the moment, which is great, but it doesn't give me a whole lot of time to be sitting at my PC publishing videos!

I have four weddings to go to this year, and all the hen nights associated with them, so it will be a very busy summer! But don't worry, I'll try to do as many tutorials as I can ;0)

This card was an idea I had just staring out of a window....frames within frames....

I think it would be a great card for a man (perhaps without the salmon pink!) but the basic idea would be great if you're stuck for ideas for Father's day!

As you can see, some of the frames are raised using 3d stickers and some are flat to the base card. This was just to give some added interest so the card wasn't completely flat, however, it would be fine if they were all stuck flat too. I am just incapable of making a card without the use of some dimensionals! In fact the only card I have made that was completely flat, I hated, and refused to publish online ;0)

Anyhoo, here's the video below, don't forget to watch it on HQ....please head over to YouTube to rate & subscribe - thanks!