Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Snow Globe Card ( And Finally.....A VIDEO!!)

Hello! I know a few of you have been anxiously waiting another video. I've received threatening texts and such (Okay, so that may be a slight exaggeration), so I thought it was high time I get my act together and film something! If you guys only knew the awfulness I went through to get this tutorial uploaded! I'm so thankful for video editing software! First off, I tried different versions of this card 4 times before finally settling on this design! I always do a rough sketch and select my papers before I start crafting, but for some reason I was having a major "craft block." Everything I tried looked awful. Like completely horrible! I trashed 4 cards! So. Finally. Four cards and 3 hours later - I finally filmed a video of a card that looked decent.

I always clean up in between each card because a dirty craft table makes me anxious. However, this time I was so frustrated that I didn't clean up. So, during my video I had things falling into my screen and I would have to stop filming and start over. I had things falling off of my table. The neighborhood dogs were all barking. Oh man. It was a treat.

At long last, I finally got my video uploaded onto the computer and I was editing it...only to have my computer shut down halfway through the editing process! Thankfully, I was able to recover the file.

So, now that you've heard my sob story, let's get on to the card!

I used a fabulous Mama Elephant stamp set called "Believe in Magic." I ordered this stamp set a couple weeks ago and I'm finally giving it a workout! The card base is Neenah 110lb paper and the patterned papers are from a Recollections paper pad called The Ballet. I looked everywhere online for a place to buy this paper, and I can't find it :( However, there are many paper pads with gold foil papers. Any paper pad will work!

Anyway, (!!) I stamped and embossed the snow globe with the tree inside and some snowflakes falling around the tree. The stamp set comes with 3 different bases for the globe and I chose the solid base with a snowflake peeking through. So super cute!

The stamp set has a few sentiments so you can build your own saying. I chose to stamp and emboss "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." I think it's only fitting since my husband was making fun of me for singing this song the other day...even though it's only September!

I finished off the card with some Doodlebug sequins adhered with Glossy Accents. I played around with adding some gold or red sequins, but in the end, using just the white ones looked best.

All right, ready for the video!? Here it is:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I promise it won't be long before I have another video! See you next time! 

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