Sometimes I am surprised at how much an idea can change. As I started my Come Craft With Me youTube LIVE stream last night, I shared a sketch of a card idea. However, throughout the video, you will see that I change my mind several times, and by the end of the show, the card looks completely different!
I think this is a really fun thing to do. You guys get to see WHY I change my mind, you get to see what influences my decisions, and you get to see how I just ‘make it work’.
For this card I was inspired by a stamp set from Newton’s Nook – which has this cute hot air balloon with a kitty in it. I wanted to create a sky behind it, but was torn between a day time scene (primarily because I wanted to use the lawn fawn stitched cloud backdrop diecuts – teehee) and a night time scene. Another idea which has been in my mind for a long time is to use the Go-Press & Foil machine with my Lawn Fawn snowy backdrop die to create a beautiful starry foiled background. I thought it was be AWESOME to do this on top of a galaxy effect inked background. I asked the viewers for their thoughts and we went with a night time sky!
I also decided to change it up this time – no copics! GASP!! Can you even believe it! 🙂 Instead I used my distress inks to watercolour my image. Whilst I had my distress inks out, I used the blending too to create the galaxy / night time background.
So the Go-Press & Foil machine is pretty epic. If you haven’t already seen it – you should check it out! Not only can you use hot foil stamps but you can also use it with your dies – which is what i did. The machine is built to work with manual die cutting machines – it works perfectly with the Go Cut & emboss machine, but i use it with my Big Shot. I will say however, that you need to use a few cardboard shims to get the pressure just right. You will see me experimenting in the video – but the results are WELL worth it!
I also wanted to add the Eiffel Tower – for some added cuteness. I miss France. I need to go back there soon. Anyway…. off track … 🙂
My original idea was to add some chibitronics to the card, but the design changed so much along the way that i thought that i wouldn’t use them…. BUT…. then I decided it would be unfair to tease you and then not deliver… so I added some white stars. It also gave me a good excuse to use some Heffy Doodle stamps! I used the PRESS ME stamp from the Interactively Yours set to add a little instruction to the cloud. 🙂 And just look at the foily goodness!! <3
We have a collaboration coming up soon with Newton’s Nook and Chibitronics, but I have already made another project to share – so that will be coming soon (date to be confirmed). Keep an eye on my YouTube channel as it will appear there (and here on the blog) when it is the right time.
Thank you for joining me last night, I hope that you can join me again next week. It’s the day before my birthday – woohoo! I am also going to have a giveaway over on Instagram so please keep an eye out over there, and help spread the word! 🙂