Further May 2014 Cardmaking

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An Update And A Few Cards


I had a quiet weekend, but did do a bit more cutting out using my ScanNCut on Saturday after Tesco delivered our groceries.  I’ve now got several cards to construct and loads of flowers, leaves and flourishes to use for embelishing.  Hopefully I’ll have a project made using some of those to show you in my next posting, but in the meantime – here are the few cards I have constructed.  I hope you like them.


(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.)

You’ll notice that I’m keeping up with my resolution to make a variety of cards, including ones suitable for men.

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  1. Male birthday wishes sailing by Ceredwyn Macrae (I printed the sheet onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock and cut the pieces out.  I took a silver, linen textured, A4 cardstock 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 base layer to this and 2mm deep, double sided, foam tape to attach the three panels to this.  I’ve not added a greeting yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  2. Slightly angled view of the previous card.
  3. A5 Incert Mens Birthday Wishes Sailing by Ceredwyn Macrae (I printed the sheet out onto 120gsm Super Smooth white good quality paper, trimmed around the edge, folded it in half and stuck it inside a card shown previously using finger-lift tape.)

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  1. Delightfully Dotty Backgrounds by Tanya Hall and Stand Out Insert Card SVG by Rae Carr (I printed out several of these backgrounds onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I then cut out card and stand out insert from the various colours using my Brother ScanNCut – having previously taken the .svg file into the online “Canvas” application for downloading in the correct format to the USB I insert into the ScanNCut.  I also cut a wide strip for the card front and various floral and flourishes from them as well.  I then used finger-lift tape to attach the panel to the front and red-backed ultra tacky tape to attach the insert before using quick grab wet glue to attach the floral and flourish embelishments.  I finished off by using a violet Wink of Luna brush marker to fill in the flower centres and put some dots on the project.  I’ve not put a greeting in the card yet as I don’t know what language it will be needed in.)
  2. The inside of the card.
  3. Another angle of the inside of the card.

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  1. Diagonal Tag Card *SVG* by Rae Carr and Lush Green Mini Theme by Janette Padley (I printed the plaid pattern and the stripe pattern background from the mini theme, plus some other papers from an assortment of Janette Padley’s scrapbooking kits, onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I took the .svg file from this kit into the online “Canvas” application and downloaded the file in the right format for my ScanNCut to the USB stick I use with the machine.  I then set about cutting out the diagonal pocket, the two tags, an assortment of flowers, flourishes and leafy branches, and I also made an opening card to place behind the diagonal pocket.  I used red-backed ultra tacky tape to attach the flaps inside the pocket and then attached the embelishments to the front with quick grab wet glue.  I went round both the pocket and the tops of the tags with dots of green Wink of Luna brush pen, as well as using that to put centres on the flowers.  One of the tags has the greeting “Penblwydd Hapus” which is Welsh for “Happy Birthday” written on it.)
  2. These are the two tags side by side.  I used a variety of papers from various Janette Padley kits for variety, but also because there was a challenge running on the Stamping Dragon Designs Facebook group to make either 2 ATCs or 2 Tags using anything Stamping Dragon.

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  1. 6 Swirl Patterned Papers by Diane Furniss and  Katarina Ballet Suite by Karen Wyeth (I took three of the patterns from the kit, together with one of the ballerinas into one of my graphics programs and resized, moved around, etc., until I was happy with the layout for a 6″ card front.  I also put a second copy of the ballerina to one side of this on my working area.  I printed the sheet off onto 250gsm Super Smooth white cardstock.  I cut out the card front with a scalloped area and stuck it to the front of a 6″ square scallped edge base card using finger-lift tape.  I then cut out the balerina’s body from tutu to one extended arm and shaped it a bit before decoupaging on the card front using glue gel.  I finished the card off with a piece of baker’s twine.  I’ve not added a greeting yet as I don’t know what language the card will be needed in.)
  2. Angled view of card to try and show decoupage on ballerina.



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6 Replies to “Further May 2014 Cardmaking”

  1. wow Gwyneth hun fabulous work but have to say that the nautical one is my fave hugs Judith x

  2. Wonderful cards Gwyneth. I especially love the top one. It’s a great male card, the images are fabulous x

  3. Such clever and lovely cards Gwyneth. I particularly like the first one. Fabulous images and papers.