Lace Edged Parchment Card created with Tattered Lace Best of 2016 Brother ScanNCut USB

AW Lace Edged Parchment Card

Today I am sharing some instructions, as promised, for my latest TV show samples created for Create & Craft TV and the Brother ScanNCut.

This one is created by embossing on parchment. I have then done a little hand embossing to add some whitework ‘shading’, and some colour with alcohol pens. I love this new feature of the ScanNCut.

This one is another fairly simple make using the Brother ScanNCut USB, Best of 2016 from Tattered Lace (cutting files in FCM format). A fabulous set of files that sold out very quickly. This has to be my favourite set yet. Well worth grabbing a copy when it returns.

Materials:

  • Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut USB 8 – Best of 2016
  • 1.5mm embossing tool, embossing tool holder and mat
  • Butterfly Garden strip embossing folder (Tattered Lace)
  • Hand embossing tool approx. 3mm and parchment embossing mat
  • A5 card blank, parchment and card (purple)
  • Alcohol markers (light green, brown and pink)
  • Pergamano sticky ink
  • Extra fine glitter (white/clear) and PVA pearls (Vintage Plum)

How to make it:

  1. Load the Lace Edged Rectangle 2 design. Delete all but the outer frame and resize to approx. 6.38 inches high. Load the bow from the All Tied Up set. Cut from purple card. Settings will depend on your card thickness and density (I used speed 5, pressure 1, standard blade depth 5.5).
  2. Load the Lace Edged Rectangle 2 frame again, group all the elements together and resize to fit inside your cut purple mat (approx. 6.34 inches high).
  3. Next load the Cherry Blossom design. Resize, flip and rotate it to fit inside the Lace Edged design. Using one of the built in machine fonts write the sentiment. Finally group everything together and mirror flip it ready for embossing. You need to do this a designs are always embossed on the back of the parchment.
  4. Load the parchment and emboss the design using the 1.5mm ball tool. Again settings will vary depending on the brand of parchment that you use. I used a pressure of -4 and speed 1. If desired emboss again on a higher pressure (-2) to get whiter results (do not unload the mat until fully finished). Note: I rubbed over the parchment with a used tumble dryer sheet before embossing – it helps the tool to glide better.
  5. Hand emboss on the back of the design to add ‘whitework’ shading. Add some colour with alcohol pens. It could be cut out using pricking tools and traditional Parchment techniques. I used scissors to cut around the outer embossed line.
  6. Note: I find it tricky to cut the parchment on the machine after embossing as it doesn’t stick down well or lay flat on the cutting mat. Probably it would be best to cut out the parchment first, then place on the embossing mat and scan in the mat to work out where to place the embossing design. Not tried this but you would need to leave a bit of extra room around the edge so that the tool doesn’t directly hit or get caught on the embossing mat or edge of the parchment. I need to experiment a bit.
  7. Cut the small plain butterfly from parchment (Essential Butterflies) and emboss the texture with the embossing folder. Colour lightly on the back.
  8. Glue the parchment to the backing mat using tiny dots of glue behind the flower centres (where it will not show through). Glue to the card front and stick on the bow. I added some little vellum ‘waste’ cut flowers to hide a couple of small tears in my parchment. Glue down the butterfly body leaving the wings free for shaping.
  9. Finally finish with glitter (using Pergamano sticky ink) and PVA pearls. Note: sticky ink is not as wet as PVA glue which can cause curling of the parchment.

Pearl Doily Clock created with Tattered Lace best of 2016 Brother ScanNCut USB

 

AW Pearl Doily Clock

Today I am sharing some instructions, as promised, for my latest TV show samples created for Create & Craft TV and the Brother ScanNCut.

This one is not a working clock as it was created as a sample – but it could easily be adapted, real clock fixings are readily available to make it into a working piece. I may make another in different colours to fit my décor with an MDF backing. Spray varnish would also protect it and make it into a more durable piece of home furnishing.

This one is another fairly simple make using the Brother ScanNCut USB, Best of 2016 from Tattered Lace (cutting files in FCM format). A fabulous set of files that sold out very quickly. This has to be my favourite set yet. Well worth grabbing a copy when it returns.

Materials:

  • Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut USB 8 – Best of 2016
  • Standard pen holder and black pen
  • 12 X 12 card and paper: pale pink polka dot paper, cream card, dark grey card and 4 sheets of grey board (recycled from 12 X 12 paper pad back covers)
  • Versamark inkpad and clear heat embossing powder
  • Glitter pen (gold), alcohol marker (black and light grey)
  • Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue (Autumn Twinkles) and PVA pearls (Black)
  • Gilding Wax (gold)
  • Brad to hold the hands

How to make it:

AW Pearl Doily Clock mat

 

  1. Load the Precious Time numbers and clock hands and cut 4 sets from cream card. I created a file to cut all in one go from a sheet of 12 X 12 card. Settings will depend on your card thickness and density (I used speed 5, pressure 1, standard blade depth 5.5).
  2. Glue the elements together to make thick ‘chipboard’ components. Use a fast grab wet glue spreading the glue thoroughly so that all layers are well stuck down. Leave to dry.
  3. Colour the numbers and clock hands with black alcohol marker. Coat with Versamrk ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Lightly rub over with a little gilding wax to give a slight aged effect.
  4. Glue together the 4 greyboard sheets and leave to dry. This makes a good strong back for the clock.
  5. Load the Pearl Doily design, centre on the mat and cut from grey card. Keep the central doily for another project.
  6. Load the smaller Doily designs, centre on the mat. Draw the designs onto the pink paper using a black pen and the standard pen holder.
  7. Glue the drawn background mat and frame to the base backing. Leave to dry.
  8. Hand colour the image with gold glitter pen and grey alcohol marker. Note: the machine does now have a colouring fill function. The way that I have coloured my clock would be a bit tricky to programme into the design as I have coloured negative spaces and just outlined some of the shapes.
  9. Punch a hole into the centre of the clock (I used a long reach Cop-A-Dile) and fix the hands with a brad. In a rush for the post, could I locate my brads? No! I ended up using a jeans button with prong fixing as it was all I could find before rushing my samples to the post office – tee hee.
  10. Glue down the numbers.
  11. Finally finish with glitter glue and PVA pearls, plus a little gilding wax.

Meadow Sweet Card created with the Tattered Lace Best of 2016 Brother ScanNCut USB

AW Meadow Sweet Card

 

Today I am sharing some instructions, as promised, for my latest TV show samples created for Create & Craft TV and the Brother ScanNCut.

This one is another fairly simple make using the Brother ScanNCut USB, Best of 2016 from Tattered Lace (cutting files in FCM format). A fabulous set of files that sold out very quickly. This has to be my favourite set yet. Well worth grabbing a copy when it returns.

Materials:

  • Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut USB 8 – Best of 2016
  • 8 X 8 inch white card blank, cream and white card, floral background paper (Victoria Nelson – Village Fete)
  • Tattered Lace 8 X 8 Rose Garden and Calligraphy Script strip embossing folders
  • Glitter glue (clear) and PVA pearls (Cosmic Shimmer)
  • Large ball tool and embossing mat to shape flowers
  • Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet)

How to make it:

  1. Load the Meadow Sweet background mat design and cut from floral paper. Settings will depend on your card thickness and density (I used speed 5, pressure 1, standard blade depth 4.5).
  2. Enlarge the mat by approx. half an inch and cut again from cream card (my card needed blade depth 5.5).
  3. Edge the mats with Distress ink and glue together, offsetting the cream base mat to create a ‘drop shadow’ effect.
  4. Emboss the card front with the Rose embossing folder and a strip of cream card with the script. Lightly apply Distress ink to bring out the texture. Glue the strip in place, then the panel mat using 3D foam pads for added depth.
  5. Next load the Meadow Sweet floral frame and sentiment and cut from white card. Lightly shape the flowers with an embossing tool and pull up some of the petal details. I used a thicker stamping card so it would hold its shape (increasing blade depth to 6.5).
  6. Finally glue the floral frame and sentiment to the card front and finish with glitter glue and PVA pearls.

Rose Garden Gift Bag created with the Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut Best of 2016 USB

AW Rose Garden Panel Bag 1

 

AW Rose Garden Panel Bag 2

 

Today I am sharing some instructions, as promised, for my latest TV show samples created for Create & Craft TV and the Brother ScanNCut.

I created this floral gift bag large enough for a presenting a hat & scarf set or jumper etc. I hope that you like it.

This one is another fairly simple make using the Brother ScanNCut USB, Best of 2016 from Tattered Lace (cutting files in FCM format). A fabulous set of files that sold out very quickly. This has to be my favourite set yet. Well worth grabbing a copy when it returns.

Materials:

  • Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut USB 8 – Best of 2016
  • 3 X A4 sheets pink card, 2 X A3 sheets blue pearlescent card, 2 strips white scrap card approx. 2.5cm wide (A3 length)
  • Tattered Lace 8 X 8 Rose Garden embossing folder
  • Glitter glue and marker pen (pink)
  • Large ball tool and embossing mat to shape flower
  • Recycled handle (removed from card packaging box), small piece hook and loop tape (Velcro) for closure

How to make it:

Load the Rose Garden Panel design and cut twice from pink card at approx. A4 sheet size. Settings will depend on your card thickness and density (I used speed 5, pressure 1, standard blade depth 5.5).

Glue the two panels together along the long edge, then glue to an A3 sheet of blue pearlescent card. The join will be along the bottom of the finished bag.

AW Rose Garden Panel Bag 3

Load the teardrop from the machine basic shapes and resize to approx. 6.5 inches high. Copy and cut 2 from blue pearl card. I increased my blade depth to 6.5 to cut this thicker coated card. I have shown the shapes on the ScanNCut canvas screen so that you can see them – but I actually created it on the machine. Trim off approx. 4cm from the teardrop tips to create the bag sides. You could create the fully finished shape in ScanNCut canvas if you want to save it for future projects. I was working in a hurry to finish my samples to post for the show so just quickly cut with a craft knife while designing.

Next create gluing tabs for adding the sides. Score the white scrap card strips down the centre and glue one side (i.e. half the strip) to the back edge of the bag sides. Snip horizontally along the strip overhanging edge enabling the bag to curve around into shape. Sorry that I don’t have a picture to show of this but I was designing and making this an hour before I needed to rush to the post office! Tee hee.

Curve the bag into shape and start gluing the tabs to the teardrop base – working gradually up each side. You need a fairly quick grabbing wet glue for this. It is a bit fiddly, just ease it around the side panel as you glue a few tabs at a time. Trim away the tabs that extend up and beyond the bag sides.

AW Rose Garden Panel Bag 4

Next load the bag top from the machine basic shapes and resize to approx. 8 inches high. Cut from pearl card. Again I have shown a picture of the shape on ScanNCut canvas so that you can see it. I simply loaded it from the machine basic shapes.

Use the rose embossing folder to emboss the rose texture. Use the pink marker to edge the shape. Faux stitching may look nice too but I ran out of time to do this. Score a section in the centre wide enough to add the handle and fold into shape. Mark the position of the slots to insert the handle and cut with a craft knife. Attach the handle and glue the back panel to the bag. Add some Velcro strips to make a closure.

Load the Floral Layers Rose design. You will need 4 sets of each of the petal elements to make up the rose. Cut from the other sheet of pink card. Using an embossing mat and ball tool give some shape to the petals and make up the flower, layering larger petals to the outside, reducing size towards the middle, finishing with a folded up bud shape in the centre.

Finally glue the rose to the bag front, finish with glitter glue for sparkle.

Goldwork Lace Rose Card created with the Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut Best of 2016 USB

AW Goldwork Lace Card

Today I am sharing some instructions, as promised, for my latest TV show samples created for Create & Craft TV and the Brother ScanNCut.

This one is another easy make using the Brother ScanNCut USB, Best of 2016 from Tattered Lace (cutting files in FCM format). A fabulous set of files that sold out very quickly. This has to be my favourite set yet. Well worth grabbing a copy when it returns.

Materials:

  • Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut USB 8 – Best of 2016, Floral Layers CD-ROM (Tattered Lace)
  • Floral papers (from a Tattered Lace magazine)
  • 8 X 8 inch white card blank, A4 sheet light gold holographic card (Create & Craft), A4 sheet smooth white printing paper
  • PVA pearls (Cosmic Shimmer, gold) and glitter glue (clear)Large b
  • all tool and embossing mat to shape flower

How to make it:

  1. Trim the patterned paper to fit the card front leaving a small border. Glue down.
  2. Load the Goldwork Lace Floral design from the USB and cut from gold card. Settings will depend on your card thickness and density (I used speed 5, pressure 1, standard blade depth 6). Glue to the card front with 3D glue or foam pads for added depth.
  3. From the CD-ROM print the sheet to create the yellow rose. This is a really easy to use CD-ROM – just Click, Print and Go. Scan the printed sheet into the ScanNCut. Use a low tack mat for paper (or a well used mat with less stick).
  4. Overlay and resize the Floral Layers Rose file elements over the scanned image. This is fairly easy as the bleed area around the printed images gives an allowance – so you don’t need to be super accurate. There will be four sets of petal elements printed on the sheet. Work on one set first and when happy with the placement and sizing of the cutting files, group them together and save the file. You will then not have to repeat the procedure if you want to cut out more sheets in the future. Then simply overlay 3 more sets of cutting file over the remaining images. Cut out (I used cut speed 5, pressure 0, standard blade depth 3).
  5. Using an embossing mat and ball tool give some shape to the petals and make up the flower, layering larger petals to the outside, reducing size towards the middle, finishing with a folded up bud shape in the centre.
  6. Finally glue on the rose, add PVA pearls, and finish with glitter glue for sparkle.

Love Birds card created on the Brother ScaNCut for Tattered Lace

AW Love Birds

Today I am sharing some instructions, as promised, for my latest TV show samples created for Create & Craft TV and the Brother ScanNCut.

This one is a really easy make using the Brother ScanNCut USB, Best of 2016 from Tattered Lace (cutting files in FCM format). A fabulous set of files that sold out very quickly. This has to be my favourite set yet. Well worth grabbing a copy when it returns.

I mounted it onto an embossed background but it would look lovely placed onto a printed background scene too.

Materials:

  • Tattered Lace Brother ScanNCut USB 8 – Best of 2016
  • Sentiment stamp (Victoria Nelson – Village Fete collection – Summer Kite set)
  • 8 X 8 inch white card blank, A4 sheet black card and ready made chipboard sentiment tag
  • Inkpads: Stazon (black), Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet)
  • Tattered Lace 8 X 8 inch embossing folder – Chains
  • Organza ribbon (pink), PVA pearls (Cosmic Shimmer, black)
  • Glitter glue (Cosmic Shimmer, Autumn Twinkles)
  • Fine tipped marker and chisel tipped alcohol maker (black)

How to make it:

  1. Emboss the card front and apply and blend Distress ink to the raised pattern, outside edges inward, using a sponge or cutNDry foam.
  2. Load the Love Birds design from the USB and cut from black card. Settings will depend on your card thickness and density (I used speed 5, pressure 1, standard blade depth 5).
  3. Snip off the bird house. Lightly shape the birds and glue the branch to the card front. Use 3D glue gel in some areas for depth. Glue on the bird house in the new position.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto the tag. Using the fine tipped pen add faux stitching to the tag and card front. Use the chisel tip marker to edge the tag and card front too. This frames the design.
  5. Finally attach the ribbon and bow, glue on the tag with 3D glue or foam pads, add PVA pearls, and finish with glitter glue on the birds and branches.

New Tattered Lace cutting files coming for the Brother ScanNCut on Create & Craft TV

There is another Tattered Lace USB coming out tomorrow (Friday 16th Dec) for the Brother ScanNCut. It is a lovely collection of cutting files (FCM format). Here are my samples for the Create and Craft TV shows.

Due to computer issues I have not yet managed to write up instructions for you – but will do asap x

AW Goldwork Lace Card

Card using Goldwork Lace and Floral Layers Rose FCM files.

AW Lace Edged Parchment Card

Embossed parchment card using Lace Edged Rectangle, floral and butterfly FCM files.

AW Love Birds

Card using Love Birds FCM files.

AW Meadow Sweet Card

Card sing Meadow Sweet FCM files.

AW Pearl Doily Clock

Clock using roman numerals and Pearl Doily FCM files.

AW Rose Garden Panel Bag 2

Large gift bag using Rose Garden Panel and Floral Layers Rose FCM files.

Halloween Canvas using the Day Of The Dead Collection from Sheena Douglass

AW Spooky Canvas

 

Oooh I do love Halloween. I so enjoy making spooky projects. I created this canvas for a couple of my friends. I used Sheena Douglass ‘Day Of The Dead’ stamps and dies, and I coloured the image so it looked like them. I also used Sheena’s Festive Ivy and Christmas Foliage dies to decorate.

Materials:

  • Stretched canvas approx. A4 size
  • A4 sheet white stamping card (Sheena Douglass)
  • Black, white and green card
  • Brother ScanNCut CM300 machine
  • Silhouette Cameo machine
  • Die cutting machine (EBosser)
  • Sheena Douglass Day Of The Dead Collection (Eternal Love stamp and Dancing Skeleton, and Pawprint memories dies)
  • Sheena Douglass dies (Festive Ivy and Christmas Foliage)
  • Other dies: acorn (Spellbinders) and leaves (Tattered Lace)
  • ScanNCut files: built in designs for the ‘Happy’ and ‘Halloween’ text
  • Silhouette files: JM Rush for spiders (Spider Web Lantern), Bats Flying and Spooky Banner
  • Gesso (black)
  • Inkpads: Versafine (Tuxedo Black), Distress (Gathered Twigs and Tea Dye)
  • Spray and Sparkle (Crafters Companion Diamond Pearl)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (King Gold)
  • Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens (pinks, oranges, greens, teals, turquoises, greys, yellows and reds)
  • Brown pencil (to colour bats)
  • Black fine tipped marker (to enhance shading & detail to stamped image)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)

Cemetery Halloween Lantern created on the Silhouette Cameo

AW Cemetery Lantern 1AW Cemetery Lantern 2

 

I created these Halloween lanterns using my Silhouette Cameo and files from Carina Gardner (from the Silhouette store).

I had so much fun creating these and they are a quick make (compared to the other lanterns – see my posts below).

Carina has a range of spooky candle holders in the Silhouette Store . All are easy to construct, so great for last minute makes to decorate on Halloween Eve.

Materials:

  • Silhouette Files: Cemetery Candle Holder by Carina Gardner (downloaded from the Silhouette store)
  • Silhouette Cameo cutting machine
  • 1 X A4 (approx 8.25 X 11.75 inch) sheet black card
  • 1 X A4 sheet vellum for each (yellow)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)
  • Battery operated tea light or candle (flameless)

How to make it:

Cut the lantern in black card and the liner from coloured vellum. It is very easy to make as there is just one piece each for outer and inner liner. Construct by applying glue to the tabs.

Finish with glitter glue on the trees for a bit of sparkle.

Skull and Spider Web Tea Light Lanterns created on the Silhouette Cameo

AW Skull Lantern - Silhouette

AW Spider Lantern - Silhouette

I created these Halloween lanterns using my Silhouette Cameo and files from Jennifer Rush Designs (from the Silhouette store). I also used the Festive Ivy die from Sheena Douglass to decorate.

I had so much fun creating these. Off to get some more spooky projects finished.

Materials:

  • Silhouette Files: Spider Web Lantern and Skull Lantern from JM Rush Designs (downloaded from the Silhouette store)
  • Silhouette Cameo cutting machine
  • 4 X A4 (approx 8.25 X 11.75 inch) sheets black card for each lantern
  • 1 X A4 sheet white card (for skulls)
  • 1 X A4 sheet vellum for each (orange or yellow)
  • Festive Ivy die (Sheena Douglass)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal and Icicle)
  • Pebeo gilding wax (King Gold, Empire Gold and Silver)

How to make them:

  1. Cut the lanterns and web layers from black card. Cut the windows from coloured vellum. Cut the skulls from white card. Construct following the instructions on Jennifer’s tutorial blog posts (links in the materials list above).
  2. Rub gilding wax over the lanterns, buff up when dry to give them a metallic effect. You may find this easier to do before adding the web frames.
  3. Die cut and emboss the ivy from black card. Rub over sparingly with gold gilding wax to give a metallic effect. Shape with a ball tool and glue in place to decorate the lanterns.
  4. Finish with glitter glue for a bit of sparkle.