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– Unless you want to know what I used and how I made a card you don’t actually have to read all the information I provide in the numbered details under each card set, you can just click the thumbnail images to view each card at a larger size, and then click “Back” and scroll down to the next section.)
Last week I had my Silhouette Cameo out cutting lots of things from Print & Cut files to fancy boxes to little flourish embelishments. I usually try and fill my sheets with little elements in any spaces, and I did start doing that, but I could see time running away from me so the last few cuts I made without a full mat. So yesterday I took the bits of card and paper I had left, and a few others from my crafty stash, and had a session with my Joy Trouvaille Die Cutting and Embossing machine. (Mine’s beige, but would you believe it, Create now have a Pink and a Purple one available on their site.) I think I must have used practically every die I own to cut out everything from digi-stamps I’d already coloured in, to little flowers. Mind you, I don’t own a huge amount of dies because most of my cuts are made using my digital cutting machine, my Silhouette Cameo, but I do find the Joy to be handy for embossing and cutting out things such as coloured in digi-stamps to frame them nicely, and I have picked up bits and pieces of dies from the Joycrafts dies, to Spellbinders, to Tattered Lace ones, over the last year or so.
I’ve now got lots of both cuts from my Cameo as well as ones from my Joy to use up, but I’ll start by showing you one card that I’d like to enter into a few challenges. I’ve bought the digi a few weeks ago and printed it out, but it was one of the items in my “to do” list and I hadn’t had any inspiration of what to do with it. Then it became the digi for a colouring in challenge on Stamping Dragon Designs FB group, and I realised that it would fit in with a few more challenges as well.
(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.)
I’ve decided to enter this card into the following challenges (remember to click on the thumbnail images to see them larger):
- Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook Group – Colouring challenge 2 – Floral Fence
- Crafting Musketeers – 1st Challenge – Anything Goes
- Creata Challenge Cardmaking Blog – 1st Challenge – Floral
- Challenges 4 Everybody – Challenge #19 – Anything Goes
- LEJ Designs – Challenge 52 – Summers Coming
- Floral Fence Stamp by Janette Padley (I printed the design out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock at smaller than the size provided. I then couloured it in using ProMarkers. The colours I used were: sky – Powder Blue; fence – Burnt Sienna, Cocoa; flowers – Amethyst, Spring Lilac, Purple; leaves – Grass. I die cut the finished image and went round the edge using the purple ProMarker I’d used in the image. I also cut out a smaller panel using another die from the same set and went around this with the same pen, and die cut out some flowers using Tattered Lace and Joycraft dies, a branch using a Tattered Lace die and a butterfly using a Joycraft die, and used a little of the same colour ProMarker on them as well. I prepared a base card by scoreing an A4 sheet of linen textured card in half using my Hougie Board and then folding it to make my card. I took a white gel border from the Creata Set of 16 Lacelike Acid-Free 3-D Gel Borders set and coloured that using the same purple ProMarker as well before adding that to the left hand side. I used 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the coloured in panel and blank greetings panel, and used glue gel to attach the other elements I’d die cut. I’ve left the greeting panel blank for the moment as I’m not sue what lanagage it will be needed in. As I used dies and my Joy machine to cut out everything on this card there was no intricate hand cutting involved. I just used a pokey tool to poke out a few pieces that didn’t drop out instantly, but everything came out of the dies reasonably easily.)
- Angled closeup of top, right, corner.
- Angled close-up of bottom left corner.
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