Thursday, 31 May 2018

This pretty card is made with an assortment of cutting files.  The oval at the back was actually cut the 'old fashioned' way with a pair of nesting dies. The foliage is actually just a small free cutting file that I've cut lots of times and stuck together to create a bigger affect.  The flowers are small punches.  The butterfly is from a cutting file from the Cricut Air.  The colours used on the back are a pearly lilac and pink then the overlay is cut from a non-shed silver glitter.  The same lilac and pink was used to punch the flowers and the lilac was also used at the back of the oval.  The small butterfly is a small punch, punched out in the non-shed silver glitter.  The final touch was using a pearl spray stem to create the antennae.  The greeting was stamped and embossed in silver.

This is the second card we are making at the forthcoming workshop on Tues 12th June.  If you are interested in coming along then please contact the shop either by email or by phone 01606 301688.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Sorry it's been a while since I posted but I'm only just getting round to doing the next workshop which is on Tuesday 12th June 10am-12 noon if you are able to make it. We are making some cards I've cut most of the pieces out using my Cricut Air. This one is just using a basic hexagon shape cut from various tones of yellow and orange to form the hexagon. The bees are a free cutting file from Birds Cards - this is the link to the page Birds Cards . Birds Cards is a great site for free cutting files which most machines can use now including the Cricut Air and Brother Scan'n'cut. The bees have been cut using non-shed glitter card to give them the irradescent look. I have used a black pen to do faux stitching around the hexagons and a dotty trail behind the bees. I've used a small text stamp on one of the hexagons. I've mounted all this on a square 7x7 inch card. Look out for the other posts to show the other cards we will be making.