Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thursday Tutorial for FCCB-" Learn from my mistakes"

Hello everyone.  It is time for the Thursday Tutorial at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is "Snow Fun" and you are to use a snowman or snowflake in your project.  I hope you are making a project to enter into the challenge.  It is always so fun to see the different projects 
and diecuts that people use. 
So for the Thursday Tutorial I wanted to share this new paper by Tattered Angels (there are some other companies that make similar paper. I got the paper at my LSS where I have taken several classes on using Glimmer Mist.  The paper starts out white with an embossed design and then when you spray it with the Glimmer Mist the pattern pops out.  One of the designs I found was a snowflake pattern.  
Now I am going to be honest with you my first project which is my tutorial project did not come out real well so I tore it apart and redid it into this finished product.  When I realized how bad my project looked  I was going to post a video or something else.  But then the teacher came out in me and I remembered saying to my students "We learn from our mistakes too."   I know we have all had times when our projects don't come out right for one reason or another so I am sharing my tutorial to show you what "NOT"  to do.  
For my original card I cut a card from page 47 of the Art Philosophy Cricut cart at 5 x 7 with a window.  
I then repeated the cut with plain blue cardstock so I would have a liner.  

The first two pics are my completed first card  outside and inside. 
The paper wrinkled as I glued the pieces together before the Glimmer Misted paper was really dry.  
(Also its a lousy picture but that's another problem.)
Picture three is the cut on my E2.  Picture 4 is the cover piece cut out.  You can save the inside piece for the inside of your card or for another card later. 
I then lightly sprayed the card cut with Glimmer Mist.  I used Patina , Blue Skies and a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds.   I should have let the piece dry really well before gluing the inside lining to it.  It also is good to flatten it with books or I use 12 x 12 tiles that I have in my craft room to put vinyl on to press the paper flat.  
Even though I put a lot of ATG tape on the card it puckered and no amount of pressing it helped.  
I then added Snowflake stamps and Quick Quotes chalking ink.  I also heat embossed the stamps to give more dimension.  I added a snowman stamp with some tiny buttons on the inside to pick through the window.  
The stamp Friendship Warms My Heart is from Robins Creative Cottage.  
So after taking my pictures and realizing I would never use this card, I carefully pulled it apart.  
This card was make using the backside, the ribbon and the inside piece.  I also reused my sentiment piece.  
The front window piece is now being pressed so I can salvage it too.  
So there is my tutorial on "Do as I say and not as I do." or "Learn from my mistakes."
I hope you will find some time to craft this week and join us for the Thursday Tutorial.  It would be "Snow Fun"  to see what you create.  

1 comment:

  1. Suzanne, you are so amazing. Thank you for sharing your crafting mistakes with us. I think it shows just how wonderful you are. A lot of times we have issues in the craft room and only the best crafters can say I make those mistakes, too. I still think this is a beautiful card. :)