Skip to the jump if you don't want to read my blabber about program/video issues LOL:
SO glad it's the weekend. We're still in the middle of a deep freeze up here (as in -40C and whatnot with the windchill - at one point we hit -50C - so COLD) so I've been stuck in my house for a week :P - but that means extra craft time LOL! It's supposed to start warming up a bit here next week so we'll see!
I got another card made for my Valentine series along with a video - I've mentioned a couple times now in my videos all my technology struggles lately with my upgrade on my Mac to Yosemite (total regret there) and upgrading my iMovie program to the newest version (biggest regret there!). I've been muddling along trying to figure things out, it doesn't help that I also got a new microphone at the same time so that's been something to figure out and adjust to.
Anywho - iMovie does NOT like me and has decided to start crashing during voiceovers - so I apologize if I sound frustrated/angry at all during the video! I really WAS ready to pull my hair out - I had to repeat myself a good 5 or 6 times before I finally got it to work. SO frustrating.
I only share all this b/c #1 it contributes to what it all is I DO, and #2 I get asked a lot what programs I use and what process I go through to make videos - so I share it here so y'all know it's not always a walk in the park LOL! My hubby got me a new video editing program for Christmas (Final Cut Pro) that is on my list to figure out how to use - I'm more determined than ever now to start learning how to use it and get away from iMovie (which is a great program once you know how to use it but I'm just getting beyond frustrated with the glitches in this upgrade!).
OK on to the card!
Even though I included this in my Valentine series this could totally be an "anytime" sort of card. I used Simon Says Stamps' I Love Donuts set along with some patterned paper from Doodlebug's Sugar Shoppe 6x6 collection - totally a match made in Heaven LOL.
I also used a somewhat new to me product on the donut "glaze" - Tsukineko's Shimmer Pico Embellisher. I go into a bit of a review/how-to on it in the video - but let me say I think it's really cool. The applicator tip is SUPER-fine on these things (they come in multiple colors), and it's a pretty thin consistency so it dries really quickly! THAT made me happy - I tend to make cards and whatnot at the last minute and want to get pics taken and all that jazz and don't have the time/patience to let things dry - that's why I don't use Glossy Accents as often as I want. This dried in under 1/2 an hour or so (might take longer in a warmer/humid climate) which is so quick and fun. I'm tempted to get more of them now...
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch directly on YouTube by clicking HERE <----click!
If you missed my previous videos in this series you can find them here: