I made another video! I didn't make the whole card on camera, because that's very much a by-guess-and-by-gosh process. I'll try to get better at planning so I can make a whole card vid, because I really enjoy making my little movies. Once I got used to it, Windows Movie Maker is just a blast. I even added music from ccmixter! Which, by the way, is an awesome site. So much good good stuff to listen to, all free.
- After I made the double-embossed piece, decided it was too big, and I wanted the card to show through, so I cut it down by 1/2".
- I used my Fiskars shape cutter on a sheet from the beautiful Lost and Found Christmas mini stack by My Mind's Eye. I stamped a sentiment from the Fiskars Tis The Season stamp set, and edged the piece in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- I traced that same Fiskars shape on to a piece of dark green stock, and cut just outside the lines, so I'd have a larger mat. I adhered the mat (pencil marks side down, of course!), then attached the sentiment atop it with foam.
- I covered a snowflake Bazzill Chip in Pine Needle Distress Stain, then accented it with green glitter glue. I attached the snowflake with foam.
- I tied some red raffia over the snowflake, decided I didn't like it, and removed it.
- Then I attached the whole thing to my kraft card base
50 Watts has a lovely collection of illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett for Old French Fairy Tales. The artist's tale is tragic, but the enchanting work lingers.
Which way is the dancer spinning? Or are you just looking at her breasts? There's a rumor going around that the direction you perceive, and whether or not you can switch, has something to do with which side of your brain is in use. That isn't really true, but the write-up on ScienceBlogs is interesting anyway. Incidentally, I see her going counter-clockwise, I can reverse if I put in some effort, and I think she has lovely breasts.
In Meghalaya, India, they spend multiple lifetimes tending the roots of fig trees to create living bridges across rivers that rage during monsoon season. I watched this, and was amazed that humans had such foresight, when most of us are notorious for not thinking past our own lives, if that long. Remarkable and beautiful.