Sunday, August 26, 2012

I did it!!!

Well, I've done it!  I've accomplished one of the goals I made at the Stampin' Up Convention this year, which was to start making and posting Video Tutorials on my blog.  So I've just created my first video tutorial and was too excited about it to wait until Tuesday to post it.  I know I'll get more polished as I do more of them, but it's not bad for a first attempt.  I really hope it gets easier, though.  It took me all day.  I had to design the title photo for the video on MDS 2 (My Digital Studio 2)!  That was sooo much fun to do, let me just say!  I had to pick out some catchy music for the theme.  And then there was the taping itself....oh my!  THAT was an experience in itself!  And what to do with my nails... I'm no hand model as you will undoubtedly see in the video.  Finally, editing a video always takes a long time to do well.

The video was on the Faux Linen technique I highlighted a couple of posts ago.  Here is the card I made:

I cased it from one I made with my upline, Tamara.  She, in turn, had cased it from Wendy Weixler.
I just wanted to mention here, before I post the video, that I used a new embossing folder called Lacy Brocade on the white panel.  The stamp set is called Stippled Blossoms, one of my very favourites!

And without further ado, here is my first Crafty Clues by Heather video tutorial, on the Faux Linen technique:

Hope you like it!
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms (w126745; c126747); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w115370; c127802)
Paper: Always Artichoke (105119), Whisper White (100730), Island Indigo (122923) and Glossy White (102599) card stock
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Always Artichoke (126972), Pool Party (126982) and Island Indigo (126986)
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); 5/8"  Organza Ribbon in Whisper White (114319)
Tools:  Stampin' Sanding System (129367); Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127819); Labels Collection Framelits (125598); Modern Label Punch (119849); Stamping Sponges (101610)
Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Stampin' Sanding Block
5/8" Organza Ribbon 


  1. Kesten and I watched your video this morning and we loved hearing your voice (also the saxophone music). But I think you should listen to Dad's advice and use some more "colourful language." Boy, would that be exciting!

  2. We watched it this morning too! Very cool!

  3. Thanks, Heather! Great job on the video. It was a little tough to actually see the end results once you were finished, though.

  4. Enjoyed the video, Heather - your nails look terrific so don't even worry about that at all....and you have nice long fingers!! It was all simple to follow and really'll sound more 'colourful' as you get used to being on video, I'm quite sure!


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