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I’ve just realised that I’ve passed the mark of having 1,500 photos of finished items uploaded to craftsUprint, which means that I’m now three quarters of the way to being a Platinum Crafter. I think I’m crafting at a pace to hit that target early next year
It seems that Letraset sold out of this year’s Limited Edition ProMarker Spring/Summer set, but I’ve had an E-mail through to say that they are now back in stock. So if anybody who’s not got them is thinking about it – now would probably be a good time to buy, before they sell out again. You’ll notice in my list of colours used on various projects that I have been using some of these already. Letraset also have some offers on at the moment, such as 30% off AquaMarker Artist Sets, and 25% off Tria 12 Sets.
(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 got a real mixture of cards to show you this time, some cut using my Silhouette Cameo and some hand cut. Some printed toppers and some digi-stamps coloured in. From a Dad card to a sympathy card, from get well to a fun dragon card for a child. I hope you like what I’ve got to show you and will leave a comment below.
- Jiggys pot of gold by Janette Padley (I printed the digi-stamp out at smaller than the provided size onto 300gsm, Super Smooth, white cardstock. I then coloured it in using my ProMarkers and a FlexMarker,the colours being: Lipstick Red, Pumpkin, Yellow, Bright Green, Aegean, Egyptian Blue, Purple, Pastel Blue, Raw Sienna. I then trimmed it and coloured a border around it using one of the ProMarkers I’d used. I stuck this to a sheet of gold mirror card and trimmed to leave a border. I took two sheets of 280gsm, linen textured, white card-stock, and scored one in the centre using my Hougie Board and folded it to make my base card. I trimmed a panel from the other one, at 1.5 cm smaller length and height of the base card. I used two of the colours I’d used on the digi-stamp to make a border around this panel and used the rainbow colours to make a rainbow arc across the left. This panel was stuck to my base card using finger-lift tape. From the second sheet I also cut an assortment of clouds and stuck these to the edge of the card at random using the same tape. I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the panel on top. I’ve not put on a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in, but I’m thinking of putting the child’s age on one of the clouds and the greeting on another.)
- It’s a dog’s life by Angela Wake (I printed the sheet out onto glossy Crafty Bob cardstock and cut out the pieces. I cut and scored a sheet of A4, linen textured, white card-stock, to make a 14cm square base card. I stuck the base image to the front of the card at a quirky angle using finger-lift tape. I then used glue gel to attach all the other layers in order. I used a red ProMarker to write “DAD” at the bottom right corner and finished the card off with wrapped around and knotted beige and red jute twine as well as a piece of the same jute twines twisted to a thin rope. )
- Floral Cup & Saucer B&W *PDF*STUDIO*WPC* by Rae Carr (I opened the design in my Silhouette Studio software and printed the pieces out onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock – to be honest, I’d intended to print onto 300gsm but got my cardstocks mixed up and doing it onto 250gsm meant that the weight isn’t quite enough to hold things like the bee upright. After printing I fed the sheets into my Silhouette Cameo and used the Print & Cut feature to cut out the design layers. I also cut the “Saucer” and construction strips out of 280gsm, linen textured, white card-stock. I then coloured in the pieces using my ProMarkers. The colours I used were: Icicle, Pineapple Crush, Grass, Imperial Purple, Purple. I folded the construction strips and built up the “cup” layers. I decided to make metal swirl pieces to put behind the butterfly to give it some stability, so cut 3 pieces of 16 Gauge silver coloured wire and coloured them using the green ProMarker I’d used on the image itself, before twisting them around and sticking the bottom, ends behind the middle layer with ultra tacky tape. I found a little doily to put on the “saucer” under the “cup”. This folds flat easily and also easily pops out to stand firmly on the saucer.)
- A photo of the previous card taken at an angle to show some of the dimension.
- 3 Crosses for religious occassions SVG by Vicki Avcin and Swirl embellishments 2 – SVG by Anne Huxter (I took the cutting file into my Silhouette Studio software and cut the layers out of 280gsm white, linen textured, cardstock and 216gsm lilac coloured textured cardstock. I also cut out some flourishes and a circle from the lilac cardstock – I think it’s from the American Crafts “Winter” pack of cardstock. I took an A4 sheet of the same 280gsm white card-stock and scored it using my Hougie Board before folding it in half to make my base card. I used finger-lift tape to attach the circle towards the top left and then 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach cross layers of alternating colours. I had cut the middle layer out of white as well, so cut off the top and bottom of this to use as a greetings panel. I attached this along the bottom at the bottom left of my card using 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape. I embellished simply with a white feather and some of the flourishes I’d cut, by putting glue gel on their bottom ends and tucking them behind the greetings panel. I’ve not added the greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
- Bedazzled Card Topper 2 by Mary Jane Harris (I printed the sheet out onto Matte Crafty Bob paper and cut out some of the pieces. I scored and folded in half an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White cardstock to use as my base card. I used finger-lift tape to attach the main topper panel to this. I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the blank greetings panel and one of the bow elements. I then embellished with glitter flourishes top left and bottom right, and sticky back faux gems top right and bottom left. I also took some sticky back faux gems in different sizes and dotted over the image where some gems are seen. I’ll put on a greeting once I know what language and what occasion the card will be needed for.)
- Poorly puppy Stamp by Janette Padley and DL Pearls and Lace Card Front or insert by Carol Clarke (I wrote the greeting “Brysia Wella” – Welsh for “Get Well Soon” onto the card front in my software before I printed the sheet out onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock. I then trimmed, scored using my Hougie Board, and folded it in half. I roughly measured the oval and printed out the Poorly puppy stamp at a size that would fit inside the oval. This was coloured in using my ProMarkers and cut out. The colours I used were: eyes and nose – Cool Grey 5; fur – Sandstone; plaster – Dusky Pink; shadow around – Satin. I used 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the topper to the front of this card and finished off with some little brown, sticky back, faux pearls.)
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CUP Mailer – Here are the links to the mailers sent out by the team at CUP HQ since my last blog post:
- Friday, 14th June – Here! – FREE CD Vol 50, Whats HOT, HOT, HOT & 13 New Froms
Craftsuprint have a “Mailer Archive” where you can go to get links to mailers sent out over the last few months. This can be seen by clicking – here.
You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.
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.)
(Thank you for reading this far. I hope you like what you’ve seen and read – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that, like many I’m sure, I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day. If you can’t see the comment box then you should see the word “Responses” just to the bottom right of this – click on that and it will bring up the blog post with the comments box at the bottom – I hope!)
(Thank you to every body who’s left comments on my previous blog posts. I really do appreciate them all.)