My tutorials may soon devolve into Doestoevsky-tinted poetry readings, with verses about despair, and prison metaphors. You'll hear raindrops in the background, and perhaps Air Supply songs.
Or Lionel Richie. Yes, I think Lionel Richie.
Maybe that inspired the design for today's card - moving out of grey. You never know what gets into your brain when you sit down to make something.
Speaking of sitting down to make something, I mention this in the video, but I thought I'd explain how I prepare for my videos.
In general I'm not a fan of preparation. Except for the zombie apocalypse - I do think you should prepare for that. But other than that, I find preparation to be a bit of a burden.
So when I make a video, you are seeing my entire process - the design process, the decisions I make, the mistakes, etc. The only thing I decide in advance is what stamp set I'm going to use, because that is where I start all my designs - with an image. I'm incapable of starting with color or layout - my brain just doesn't work that way.
So today's design will play out live for you in my video, with two fun new sneak peek sets - Bohemian Borders, and You've Got This. I would say I'll try not to use You've Got This on every card for the next six months, but I don't want to tell a lie. I LOVE the font & the message. I most definitely have a recipient in mind for this card!
Here's the video - be sure you're watching in HD. :)
Here is the printable grid paper I reference in the video - great site! This is another site where you can specify the units of measure. The grid on the MISTI is in 1/4" increments. If you prefer the quilting templates I use, they are here.