This video shows how I coloured the reindeer on my 2016 hand made Christmas cards using alcohol markers. The video shows a Copic Marker version as well as a Bic Mark It Marker version. The colouring is shown in quadruple time. In real time, it took about 15 minutes per reindeer (including first turning the die cut into a sticker and then cutting out the coloured image at the end). Pictures of the finished product come at the end of the video (the Bic version on the left and the Copic version on the right). You can see the markers pooling on the paper in the video. I used Copic Xpress It paper which allows the ink more time on the surface for a better blend. To see these reindeer on a finished card, please visit my blog (fairycardmaker.com - February 2017).
I made this custom scrapbook mini album for a baby boy. It's really not that mini with pages 9.5 x 8 inches with 9 x 7.25 matting so that a 5 x 7 inch photo can fit in portrait or landscape. I handmade many of the embellishments in this album. (So glad I got a new alphabet stamp!). There are 7 flat pages (14 front and back). Plus, the inside covers can also hold photos. The very last page is an interactive swing tab page. (Sorry for the bad lighting! This video was filmed at night.)
I made this pocket scrapbook mini album for a friend's wedding. The colours were silver and purple. The album pages measure 9 x 7 inches so that 4 x 6 photos can fit in portrait or landscape orientation. 5 x 7 photos will fit in portrait on the outside pages, but can fit in landscape on the pull out photo mats in the pockets. I used Kraft Tex for all the page hinges because it is far more durable than paper. The pages are attached to a ribbon spine (reinforced with Kraft Tex) by twine loops. I reinforced the holes I made in the folds of the pockets for the twine loops with Tyvek. I tied the album in to the invitation, which I helped my sister design but she completed on her own. I was very pleased with this album!! It's my biggest to date!
This is another of my ribbon-bound envelope scrapbook albums. I used A6 envelopes cut with my Accucut Craft die from thick gold foil paper. The covers measure about 4.75 inches by 6.75 inches (just over 12 x 17 cm). The spine of the album and the triple envelope page assembly is reinforced with Tyvek.
I made this snowflake scrapbook mini album using an Accucut Craft Snowflake album die set. It has heavy chipboard covers. The colour scheme is cream, light blue/aqua and light purple. There's lots of glitter in this album! I created a hinge system for my pocket pages that I'm calling the Ribbon Slide hinge system. I haven't seen anything online like it but that's doesn't mean it hasn't been done before. I designed mine as a form of DIY Strap Hinge scrapbook album. More information about how I did mine is available in a picture tutorial on my blog at: fairycardmaker.com
More info about what I used to make this album starts at 4:36 in the video!