Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Penned and Painted Black and Suede + Trimmer Maintenance Video
Happy Tuesday everyone!
I’ve got an unusual post for you today, not only do I have a card as is usual on a Tuesday, but I have an extra video for you too! It’s not a tutorial though, but it came as an off the cuff decision when I was filming a few weeks ago.
But first, my card. I love the monochrome look of blank on white, but wondered what black on another neutral would look like. I have to say, I think quite striking.
The Penned and Painted stamp set is a great ‘open’ flower that lends itself really well to this kind of card. I didn’t put the secondary stamp in (it’s a 2 step stamp set), but kept to just the outline stamps of the 2 flowers.
Simple and easy and stylish. And then with the greeting from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set, and some matching black twine, it’s a finished card in minutes.
And look at all those layers. Lots of trimmer work here, so it leads me neatly onto my trimmer tips and maintenance video for you.
I love our trimmer. It’s my most used tool that I own and I work it a lot. A lot a lot! I must make thousands of cuts each month, certainly well in the realms of hundreds just on my thank you cards alone, and then doubled across the gifts and other projects each month. And that means that I know my trimmer very well.
We europeans are very fortunate with ours, it’s both metric and imperial across the top and bottom and then metric on the vertical panel. Perfect because we are a mixed breed of some who prefer imperial, some who prefer metric and some like me who work in whatever they fancy that day!
But my video focuses on the maintenance of the trimmer tracks too as well as how to get as much life from your blade as possible by cutting in both directions.
So I hope this extra video goes down well, and that you have a great Tuesday wherever you are!
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Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator
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