On Friday evening I finally got round to doing my first ever Youtube LIVE stream! It was so nerve-wracking, and exciting and in the end lots of mega crafty fun!
I started by sharing some project that I made using the new HoneyBeeStamps release, then I started working on a baby boy card.
I want to say a massive thankyou to those who joined me- I can’t believe I was crafting for over two hours and some of you were there the entire time- that made me so happy! It was also amazing to engage with you more and share our crafty stories together.
I will definitely be doing some more live videos and I will try to give some advance warning, now that I know that the sound and video quality is good.
If you have any requests, or would like a Q&A session then please do be in touch via the contact me section of the blog.
You will find the video over at youtube.com/hungryheffy if you want to take a look!
Two other things to share…
1. I posted all the cards from the address call today, so they will be with you shortly.
2. The chibitronics giveaway is still open until the end of April. check out the previous chibitronics post for details.
I’m spending today with some new Lawn Fawn goodies – and I’ve managed to make, video, edit and upload a video all in one day- which is pretty much a record for me. I was feeling proud as punch, until I noticed that there is an annoying flicker on the footage. Sorry about that guys. I have enlisted the help of mister husband to see if we can make sure that doesn’t happen on future videos. Grrr! Mega frustrating – I hope you can endure it for today.
Here’s today’s card! A fun interactive card featuring a carousel or merry-go-round – one of my childhood favourite funfair rides! We used to go to an Irish seaside town called Portrush, and they had the most amazing Carousel – it always seemed like pure magic to me and my sister!
I thought this unicorn would make the cutest little element for my carousel, and I coloured him with pastel copic colours, and added a layer of glitter with my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush marker. I then added some extra sparkle using the sakura clear glitter gel pen, around the horn and the mane. Everyone knows that unicorns are 98% sparkle!
Of course there is some distress inking, and whole load of diecutting. I even threw in a little heat embossing with holographic embossing powder – for an extra glimmery shine!
The video walks you through how I made the card from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it!
Don’t forget that the Chibitronics Giveaway is still open until 31 April 2017.
Head on over to this blog post to get more details on how you could win a Chibitronics starter kit.
Also coming up this week is the new release from Honey Bee Stamps. HBS are celebrating their birthday, so it’s the biggest release EVER! Be sure to visit the Honey Bee Stamps blog this week to see all the new goodies!
Check out the full details on how you can enter this fabulous giveaway at the bottom of this post!
but first, let’s take a look at today’s card! The full video tutorial is at the top of this post, and can also be found on YouTube.
This card features the fun little Loch Ness Monster image from the Lawn Fawn Loveable Legends stamp set, and I have paired this up with some Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant dies.
You will see from the video, that when making cards with Chibitronics, I like to build it in two layers – the circuit layer, and the design layer. I find this the easiest way to get the results I want.
In this card, I knew I wanted two lights – one white LED for the stars – and the Lawn Fawn snowy backdrop die was great for creating a night sky. I then used a yellow LED to create the glow of a full moon.
I kept the scene quite simple – using the stitched mountain border dies and stitched hillside border dies to create a landscape – with Loch Ness in the foreground! I used distress inks to add colour to my die cuts, and added a layer of blue vellum to the very front.
To make sure the yellow and white lights didn’t ‘pollute’ each others area, I used foam tape to separate these areas – you can see exactly what I mean in the video! I also added black cardstock behind the night sky – this was because I only wanted the lights to shine through the little holes and not shine through the actual cardstock.
Here’s what it looks like when the lights are off! I think it is such fun! I like that the card looks clean and simple, but has some hidden pizzazz! I hope you like it too!
Thanks to our friends at Chibitronics, you too will have the chance to WIN A CHIBITRONICS STARTER KIT – this gives you everything you need to get started with building your own paper circuits, and making fun light up projects!
Here’s what you can do to enter! You can do any of the below, or a combination – multiple entries are allowed, and international applicants are welcome! (Although, please note that sometimes the post office can be funny about shipping batteries, so these may be removed from the kit, depending on the country postage rules) <3
Follow me @hungryheffy on Instagram, and add a comment on the giveaway post tagging a friend. Reposting will give you an extra entry.