Cutting it fine again this evening arn't I!! I've no excuse. Well, I have, but it's a bit rubbish. Today I started going through my photo's to do the little year momento. It took me hours, and I haven't yet printed one single photo off!! Honestly. First my computer had updated and my photo thing had changed, so I had to learn how to use it again. Then I obviously started tidying up my photo's and deleting loads. I realised I don't take that many photo's, so needed to look on Facebook - you know the story. Facebook = 3 hours of your life suddenly disappears. Yep, that. I have started making a map of what I want to put on my canvas though - so I feel I've made a start. Phew.
And then I decided I would take the challenge set by a message on facebook by a lady who messaged me (thank you Joan), and asked me if I could do a video clip showing how to revamp a Christmas card. So, I choice a lovely card from my our cousin Alice and the family:
I eased off the reindeer
and then cut out the merry Christmas, so I can use that next year. The main thing I wanted to use though, was the glittered frame, so I cut this out keeping some of the shading
I used some Tonic dies, the Royal Frame and Butterfly Insert Set, and Simply Screens Clematis die, with one of the sentiment die. Doesn't the frame from the Christmas card fit incredibly well! So, I decided what elements I wanted to use, but then I had to decide how I wanted to fit them together. Again, I find taking photo's the best way of deciding as I can look at the photo's to work out what looks best - as opposed to relying on my memory :)
I decided to go for the tall card, and cut out a panel for the screen die to run down, so the screen is open. I love this look, as it shows how beautiful and elegant the die is
I also inked the edge of the frame die, just subtlety, to make it stand out from the base
I attached the frame onto my card, using 3D foam
And then added the frame taken from my Christmas card, together with the sentiment
Next, embellishments. Again, it takes me a while to decide what to go for, so I took photo's to help. This part always takes me such a long time. I do like less is more though, so decided to just go for the ribbon, but did add some Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops to finish
I was finally happy, and took the card to my little light tent.....as soon as I get down on the floor to take photo's one of the dogs spots their chance
I did manage to take a photo of the card as well!