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.
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Style Boutique home decor sample created for Brother ScanNCut

Good morning – I am so excited to have been chosen to join the Brother ScanNCut Design Team. I still cannot believe it. I am so looking forward to creating and sharing my new creative journey with you all.

AW Home Decor Frame

AW Home Decor Frame Detail

This is one of my first projects using the lovely set of images and cutting files from the Cutting Craftorium Style Boutique Collection (CD images and SVG files on a USB) recently launched from Tattered Lace on Create & Craft TV.

I printed images from the CD and used the ScanNCut to cut out decoupage elements for layering. I hope that you like my mini canvas. I particularly like the sentiment – describes my craft room perfectly! Tee hee.

Anne x

A bit about the Style Boutique Collection:

The CD is packed with wonderful background papers, scenes, ready made toppers, and all the separate images for dressing up some lovely ‘dolls’. Think paper dress up dolls (I used to love playing with those in the 60’s and 70’s). Images include lovely ladies with a range of gorgeous dresses, hair styles, hats, shoes and handbags etc. There is also a young boy and girl doll. There are also templates for A 3D wardrobe and dressing table. Fabulous CD with images designed by Nikki Hall from Polkadoodles.

My Craft Studio Elite software is also included on the CD which enables you to build scenes, resize, recolour etc. This is a great stand alone CD. You can dress the dolls digitally and create projects for printing. Alternatively you could print a sheet of elements to cut out by hand for decoupage or dressing the printed dolls. No need to have a cutting machine.

The USB contains SVG files to cut out the dolls and all the elements which can be directly read by the ScanNCut machine – just insert the USB. SVG files can also be used with many other cutting machines including the Silhouette (with Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software). I also have a Silhouette Cameo and had no problem importing the files into my software. Again this could be used as a stand alone set of images for drawing or cutting – e.g. used pretty patterned papers to cut out the dresses etc. There is also a free SVG download available for drawing the faces on the dolls if you are not confident with drawing them yourself.

Note about My Craft Studio Elite:

I am a complete newbie to My Craft Studio (MCS) software. I generally use Serif Craft Artist for all my digital crafting, importing images and creating digikits as I need. However, as this CD is designed to use alongside that MCS software I simply had to get to grips with it – especially as I wanted to provide project instructions for you all.

Due to the tight deadline for TV show samples I only had one evening to get to grips with the basics! If you have never used it before, don’t be scared. The software really is easy to use and has lots of versatility for advancing and growing with it’s capabilities.

Materials:

Summary of how it was done:

Using MCS I loaded a new A4 page and dropped on the Hessian (47) background image. I reduced the opacity to make it paler.

I then dropped on the ready made scene from Lil May’s Wardrobe, centred it and resized it to approx. 15cm high (to fit my frame). I then added a rectangle vignette in pink around the image (to give the effect of inking the edges). Printed the image as shown in the pic below.

AW Home Decor Frame papers

I trimmed the printed image and glued to backing card to fit my frame (12.7 X 17.7cm). Note: there is capability of adding shadows in the software and I would add these if I made another. This would give more depth and 3D effect to the image.

Next I added another blank page to my project. I then added individual images from Lily May’s Wardrobe – dropping them onto the scene and resizing them to fit over the elements in the scene. (dresses, shoes, bows, skirt, cat and, T-shirt). Once resized I copied and pasted them to the blank page so that they could be printed out for decoupage.

I copied the dress images (i.e. 2 copies of each for printing). I also added the chair and an extra cat, flipped (tip: right click and select flip – took me ages to work that one out – tee hee) and resized so that they could be used to glue onto the outer frame. I changed the colour of the chair to fit my colour scheme better (green). Finally I added some hearts and flowers in various sizes. See pic below.

As the sentiment was quite small on my project I cropped it from the main image and enlarged it for printing. I trimmed it out and layered onto white card and drew a faux stitched border with pink glitter pen. I glued to the frame (covering the smaller printed sentiment) using 3D glue gel (see pic above).

AW Home Decor Frame components

The cut elements were shaped and glued to the image and frame with 3D glue gel – et voila!