I’m finally feeling as if I’m getting over the virus, so on Monday I got my Silhouette Cameo machine out and did a bit of cutting out. Then put the cards together. Nothing too adventurous, but I did get them done. Felt exhausted afterwords, and aching badly again, so didn’t manage to get this blog post ready, which explains why I’m posting my last April crafty makes at the beginning of May.
(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of 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. Where these linked pages are on the CUP site you will usually find a longer description of how I made the item at the bottom of the page.)
- Scalloped Layered Cards 27 & 28…..STUDIO by Tina Fitch (I cut the base card and all the layers out of various shades of Satin Board using my Silhouette Cameo, and stuck it together using double sided tape in places and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape for the frame dimension. I simply decorated with paper flowers and ribbon from my crafty stash.)
- Stained Glass Butterfly & Card – Sil Studio by Stacey Alleyne (Another card cut out using my Silhouette Cameo. For this card I cut the base card out of blue card-stock and all the other layers out of metallic vellum. I attached the layer with most cut out to the outside, suing glue along the body outline. All the other layers were stuck on the inside, in order.)
Ive now finished the ruffled scarf I showed you a few posts ago – here.
It was kitted from Wendy Frills yarn on one of my circular knitting looms. The first picture shows it as it would be worn with one end slipped through a loop knitted near the end on the other side, which can be seen in the second picture.
I’ve now been asked by an aunt to make her one in red, and a neighbour wants one to go with her brown winter cape, but the exact colour of that one is to be confirmed. Looks like I could be making scarves and throws throughout the summer at this rate.
Cutting Work For Tina Fitch:
I’ve been working on some more stuff for the talented designer Tina Fitch lately.
These are some reasonably simple cutting files that can be cut out of whatever colour and texture card-stock you want and then embellished or left plain, however you want.
- Swirl heart Cut Out Card…….STUDIO (For this card I cut the design out of Adorable Scorable cardstock and put a panel of red Satin Board behind.)
- Christmas Tree Cut out card (The card itself is cut out of green Satin Board and inside I’ve put an insert of gold vellum.)
- Arched Shaped Card ….Studio (The arched window card was cut out of a black cardstock and I put an insert of gold vellum inside so that the arch details could be seen as the card was black both sides so the detail wasn’t visible against the black inside without an insert. The black card-stock I used is a little bit lighter than I’d use if I was going to decorate a card with embellishments, but is fine for just using with a vellum behind like I’ve done here.)
- Birthday Cut out Card ….Studio (The card itself and the top layer of the panel are cut out of very pale yellow Adorable Scorable card-stock and the other layer of the panel and the panel I put inside the card to show off the cut out detail were cut out of a sheet of purple Satin Board.)
- (This is the same card as above but I’ve embellished it with paper flowers, leaves, and a ribbon bow, from my own crafty stash.)
As well as selling via the craftsUprint site, Tina also has her own site – here.
Ive got some more work on the go for Tina, so keep an eye on my blog over the next few weeks for more to appear.
CUP Mailer – A copy of the mailer sent out by the CUP Team on Monday, 30th April, can be seen by clicking -> here. The “Exclusive Designer Spotlight” this time is the very talented Gordon Fraser. Gordon is known for the “Dude” character he creates. I think one of my favourites is the “Doctor Dude“, although this isn’t one of the ones shown in the mailer. As usual, the mailer has a wide variety of designs for you to look at, so why not click through for a look if you haven’t seen it already.
The mailer sent out on Wednesday, 2nd May, can be seen – here. The “New From” feature this time are some “Animated Large Wobble Head Card Kits” by the ever popular designer Carol Clarke, but there are lots of other desings for you to look at in the mailer as well.
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.)
You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.
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