Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sea You Soon Message in a Bottle :D

I really LOVE this Finest Vintage freebie that came with issue 27 of Die-Cutting Essentials, and I thoroughly enjoyed making the cards for the magazine using wine as the main theme, and when I did the cards for Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 166 (whose freebie coordinates) I based that on a beer theme. But as I don't drink alcohol, I thought what other cool ways could I use this set, so here is my first video, there should (hopefully) be two more videos using this freebie in a non-wine way, but for this pair of cards I did a sea theme, so the iconic ship in a bottle and a message in a bottle too, which I think worked really well :D I made these two cards this morning (as per usual I'm a bit behind lol) and from the ideas I'd jotted down I thought they would be quite quick, but turns out they took 2 hours lol but I really love them, so it's worth it :D I hope you like them too, and that this video (and the two others which should be up before the end of the month) will give you lots of other ideas of ways to use this wonderful freebie :D :D :D

P.s. I've just started an Amazon Affiliate Account, so I'm trying out the links in today's post, I think everything other than the Magazine link is for Amazon :D It means I can link to a lot more of the essential tools I always use too, which is good :D And if you click on any of the links and make a purchase whether it's for the item you clicked on, or for anything else you add to your basket after following the link, you'll be (at no extra cost to you) supporting me carrying on doing what I do with my videos as I'll earn a tiny commission for each purchase :D So thank you soooo much if you do this, and thank you to everyone who has already done so with my CraftStash and Spellbinders links too! It means so much to me!! Thank you!! Oh, and before I forget, I might have a giveaway coming up soon too :D :D :D

Main products used in this video :D
Die-Cutting Essentials Issue 27 - Finest Vintage Dies
Spellbinders Platinum 6.0 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinders Spellbinders Cutting Plates 2/Pkg-Standard,
Spellbinders Spellbinders Magnetic Pick Up Tool-,
Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Waves Borders Etched Dies, Brown
Creative Expressions Foundations Spearmint Green A4 Cardstock - 25 sheets
Creative Expressions Foundations Cornflower Blue A4 Cardstock - 25 sheets
Creative Expressions Foundations Taupe A4 Cardstock - 25 sheets
Creative Expressions Foundations Coconut White A4 Cardstock - 25 sheets
Winsor & Newton "Student Designer Wallet" ProMarker (Pack of 24)
Copic Various Ink Refill For Sketch & Ciao-Colorless Blender (just got this to fill up my ProMarker blender, and it works fabulously :D)
Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABC 4"x6" Clear Alphabet Letter Stamps LF321
Lawn Fawn Quinns's ABCs 4"x6" Clear Alphabet Letter Stamps LF353
Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy 4"x6" Clear Stamps LF1334
Anitas A4 Plain Parchment Vellum Paper Stack, Pack of 10, White
Cosmic Shimmer Glue Large 125ml
Nuvo By Tonic Studios Crystal Drops, 3D Glue, Morning Dew
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen Clear Overlay, 3 Piece by Spectrum Noir
Tsukineko Versafine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
Tonic Studios 352e A3 Glass Cutting Mat, White/ Green
Ranger Metal Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin-Holds 12
Tonic Studios 104e 12.5 cm/ 5-inch Non Stick Precision Scissors, White/ Orange
Tonic Studios 8.5-Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 107E 9.5-inch Tim Holtz Titanium Shear, Maroon
Pack of 3 Ultra-fine Tip Glue Applicators
My Favourite Things 5.25-Inch Number 13 Die-Namics Blueprints Dies (this is the stitched rectangle I always use)

Do you like listening to audio books while you craft? Audible offer you a free month trial where you can get a free audio book to listen to, I got Miranda Hart's book, and it's fab I've listened to it loads :D :D :D

To see the process behind this pair of bottle themed cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

Hundreds more photos below :D