Some Of My Latest Cards – March 2011

 I’ve made a variety of cards lately, using a variety of techniques.  One is cut out using my CraftROBO.  Another the embossed backing and flower embellishments are all made using one sheet of dual background.

1Cat Card Front With Pyramid  2Heart Biscuits Penny Slider Border Sheet  3Mum Layered Card  4Pretty Lace Background Paper in Turquiose/Lilac  5Easter time 1 card front and back

  1. Cat Card Front With Pyramid by Jean Gordon (A lovely tranquil card that could be used for many occasions.  Most of the cutting is straight edge cutting, though there is some cutting round shapes for the ribbon bow.)
  2. Heart Biscuits Penny Slider Border Sheet by Sarah Edwards (A craft knife and ruler is best for cutting out the channels for the penny slider, but a pair of scissors can be used for the outside and cutting round the heart shapes.  I made the channels slightly wider than indicated because of the size of my round foam pads.  I find it easier to make penny sliders with foam shapes that come pre-cut into little round dots rather than try to cut my own out.  With this minor adjustment the penny sliders work well.)
  3. Mum Layered Card by Tina Fitch (This is a CraftROBO cutting file.  For this card I cut it out of an off-white, iridescent, good quality card near the maximum weight the CraftROBO will cut.  After cutting  I simply used a purple metallic marker to go round the edges of pieces tho highlight them, using the same pen to completely colour in one bow and the word Mum.  A card any mum would be pleased to receive on their birthday or on Mother’s day I’m sure.)
  4. Pretty Lace Background Paper in Turquiose/Lilac by Nick Bowley (As this background sheet had two colours on it I used one to make the background by embossing it with one of the Glitter Girls’ boards and the other colour to punch out flower shapes which I folded and shaped before sticking to the front of the card.  As the flowers were punched out and the only cutting on the background was around the embossed line, this was an easy card to make.)
  5. Easter time 1 card front and back by Stephen Ingram (A quick and easy card to make as the base card is included on the design sheet.  Only fiddly cutting is the bow element which could be left off if you find it too difficult.)

1Chestnut Horse Pyramid  2STILL WATERS CORNER PYRIMAGE  3BRIDGE OF HOPE CORNER PYRIMAGE  4Beautiful Poppies Card Envelope Pointy Stacker AIO  5Deep Purple Rose Lace Card Envelope Pointy Stacker AIO

  1. Chestnut Horse Pyramid by June Young (Straight edges only to cut out for making this card and a stunning photo of a horse incorporated into an interesting design.)
  2. STILL WATERS CORNER PYRIMAGE by Karen Nash (Just straight lines and rounded corners to cut out for this design.  I used a border punch on the matting layer to give it a different look.)
  3. BRIDGE OF HOPE CORNER PYRIMAGE by Karen Nash (Another design with just straight lines and rounded corners to cut out for this design.  This time I used a plain mat with rounded corners.)
  4. Beautiful Poppies Card Envelope Pointy Stacker AIO by Ann-marie Vaux (A design sheet that includes both a quick and easy to make card and a matching envelope.  A great item to have in your digital library ready for when you need a quick card ar gift tag.)
  5. Deep Purple Rose Lace Card Envelope Pointy Stacker AIO by Ann-marie Vaux (Another design sheet that includes both a quick and easy to make card and a matching envelope.  With no difficult cutting it’s a great little design.)

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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