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I’ve been playing around some more with cutting out on my Cameo the last few days, as well as doing some digital designing using Designer Resources bought from craftsUprint. I’ve also been doing a little project doing a trial using some of Crafty Bob’s special paper in my Cameo. The results of my testing should be appearing in my blog over the next few days so keep your eyes open for that.
(Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards. These linked pages usually has a longer description of how I made the item.)
This first batch is made using my new Cameo.
- Studio Oval Double Circle Mats by Angela Burke (This is a very detailed cutting file, but looks fantastic. I used various sized layers not only as matting and layering behind a simple bunch of 3 paper flowers from a Glitter Girls Flower Box. The main card is made from Satin Board from C & C, and the two shades of mats and layers out of Pearlescent cardstock, also from C & C.)
- Morning glory over the edge card by Lyn Simms (The main card is cut from Centura Pearl Snow White, the butterfly out of Satin Board. The blue background is Silk Art card, and the card is simply embellished with some peel-offs and sticky back gems. I have to say that my Cameo is cutting these intricate designs very cleanly.)
- Shaped Daffodil Note Card by Rae Carr (A very minimalist card. Just print and cut both the outside and the insert, fold both into shape, and stick the insert inside. One greetings peeloff – “Dymuniadau Gorau” – Welsh for “Best Wishes” – on the outside, and that’s it. Sometimes a quick card is needed when my hands are totally not working, so a design like this is a handy thing to have in my digital library.)
- Iris Shaped Note Card by Rae Carr (Another minimalist card, made like the previous card.)
This second batch has been built up using Designer Resource bought via CUP.
- 11 sheets of A4 Background Papers blues and lilacs by Jacqueline Hatton and 10 Cream and White Borders by Alison Roots (I made a card front using two designs from the backgrounds and two strips of the same border. The topper is a digi-stamp out of the Daisy & Friends CD-ROM by Joanna Sheen. I cut this out as an oval topper using my Cameo and coloured it in using Pro-markers.)
- Elegant Gold Alphabet by Carol Lepard and 11 sheets of A4 Background Papers blues and lilacs by Jacqueline Hatton (This is an A4 card made by scoreing and folding an A3 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock. The greetings panel on this has been made the focal point of the card by creating a large panel from one of the backgrounds and laying on the letters for “Penblwydd Hapus” – Welsh for “Happy Birthday” – out of the Elegant Gold Alphabet. It’s been printed onto the Tesco Value Glossy Photo Paper. The flowers have been made by punching out two different flower shapes, using Tonic Petal Pairs punches, out of a paler background from the same kit that had been printed onto Super Smooth white card.)
- Closeup of top left corner of card 2.
- Closup of the “Hapus” from the centre of the main panel on card 2.
- Tea in the shade Original Watercolour painting by Pamela West and Circular Mother of Pearl Frames by June Young (The actual Tea in the Shade image is rectangular, but for this card I cropped it into a circular topper in my graphics package and added the circular frame. I also made some circular pyramage layers to build up on the card once the sheet was printed out.)
- 12 sheets of A4 Background Papers yellows and blues by Jacqueline Hatton (The only bits on this card that isn’t based on this kit of backgrounds are the leaves, which are die-cut leaves from my crafty stash. The card front was built up using two of the c0-ordinating flower backgrounds from the kit, and also two smaller panels of the palest background in the kit. The flower decorations are another of the flower backgrounds printed out onto Super Smooth white card and then punched out using a daisy Tonic punch, trying to get the blue flower centre in the center of the punch each time. This gave flowers with a blue centre, yellow inner petals going to white at the outside of every petal. I shaped each petal before sticking on with glue gel.)
CUP Newsletter Mailer – It’s the craftsUprint Platinum Designers (the designers who have sold 10,000+ items via CUP) who are having some of their work showcased in the mailer sent out by CUP HQ on Wednesday, 8th February. There’s also lots of other news, including news of some of the travelers amongst the craftsUprint family of designers and crafters and where they are now. You can have a read of the mailer by clicking – here.
You can see the cards Ive 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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