Cards for my little friend Daisy

Daisy dance 3

Good afternoon. Today I am sharing a couple of cards made for my lovely little friend who was 7 this week.

The remit was something with dancing and something with a horse.

The first card was from Daddy. It is an extra large A4 size. I found the lovely silhouette of dad and daughter dancing in the Silhouette America store and cut out using my Silhouette Cameo. I added some clear embossing over the top for shine. The background was created with an 8 X 8 inch Embossalicious embossing folder and Spectrum Noir water based inks.

I inked some more panels for the sides. Scored the edges so that they folded inward slightly. I then cut border strips using some edger dies from Crafters Companion.

On the back I attached an 8 X 8 card blank – so it opened like a standard card and gave somewhere for Daddy to write a message etc.

The large lettering was cut with TODO dies. The bunting banner, stamp plate, curly foliage and birthday girl were cut using Tattered Lace dies. The butterfly was cut using a Create and Craft Couture die. I then embellished with a variety of flowers and foliage created in silicone moulds using air dry paper clay or moulding paste. The Lets Dance stamp was from Creative Expressions.

I just had to add masses of glitter glue for sparkle.

 

Daisy horse

I used a variety of stamps to create the background scene for this one. I think that the horse is from Stampman. I used watercolour pens and Distress Inks to colour.

The sentiment was computer printed and cut out using a Tattered Lace die.

The tree frame and background tree were cut using dies from Sheena Douglass. Some of the foreground branches were cut using TODO dies.

The flowers, pretty branches and bird were stamped, coloured and cut out using coordinating stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations (Flowering Dogwood).

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.

Floral Card created with Brother ScanNCut embossing on parchment

AW ScaNCut Emboss

Good morning. I have just been playing with the new embossing kit for the Brother ScanNCut. I love it. I made this for one of my lovely crafting friends.

Have you seen the deal on the ScanNCut CM900 at the moment? Create & Craft Club members get a 20% discount. FAB price and includes lots of extras including luxury card bundle.

Materials:

  • ScanNCut CM300 machine
  • ScanNCut Embossing Starter Kit
  • Design activation card for ScanNCut (included in starter kit)
  • ScanNCut Canvas web App
  • ScanNCut standard mat
  • Parchment (Create & Craft)
  • 8 X 8 inch white card blank (Lynda Chapman)
  • 7.5 X 7.5 inch pink patterned paper (DCWV Floral Stack)
  • Floral corner punch (EK Tools Eden set)
  • Pergamano Pricking tools (scallop and 2 pin)
  • Approx. 3mm ball hand embossing tool
  • Alcohol ink markers (light green and pink)
  • Used tumble drier sheet
  • Pergaglue and acrylic glue
  • Pergamano mapping pen and sticky ink
  • Fine crystal glitter
  • Parchment embossing and pricking mat
  • Pergamano snips

How it was done:

Screen shot of the design on ScanNCut Canvas:

AW Floral Embossing Screen Shot

  1. I activated the embossing designs in ScanNCut canvas (from the activation card included in the embossing starter kit). I created a new project and loaded designs to the mat: floral spray (LE-A06) and Text (LE_D03) line embossing designs, and the border from the basic shapes. I copied and pasted the floral spray and arranged the designs on the mat and downloaded to a USB stick.
  2. I loaded onto the machine, grouped the designs and adjusted the size to approx. 7 inches square to fit my card blank.
  3. I attached my embossing mat to a new standard tack mat. Note: take care when sticking down – avoid creating air bubbles. When I first tried the embossing my parchment ripped. When I check it was where I had large air bubbles beneath my mat. It was a little tricky to peel off again. I was worried that it was stretching as I pulled it off the mat but it soon regained it’s shape ok. When finished I left the embossing mat in place before covering and storing for future use.
  4. I then embossed the design using speed set at 1 and pressure at -2 with the smallest embossing tool. I rubbed over the parchment with the tumble drier sheet before embossing (this helps the ball tool to glide more easily). Without unloading the mat I repeated using a pressure of -1. I was delighted with the results.
  5. I repeated embossing the floral sprays for cutting out and decoupage.
  6. I then manually embossed on the back with a ball tool to add a little shading to the leaves and flowers.
  7. I coloured the leaves and flowers on the back with alcohol pens to add some subtle colour.
  8. I pierced around the outside of the frame using the scallop piercing tool (from the front), and around the extra flowers with the twin piercing tool, ready to cut out.
  9. I cut around the frame and extra flowers using Pergamano snips. I am a parchment novice and really struggle with getting a neat little picot snip. I know the theory but I guess practice will make perfect. Tip: With handle end overhanging the waste side (i.e. the bit you want to trim away) put the scissor points into 2 adjacent holes. Careful not to go too deep (definitely one of my problems) – you snip using the very tips of the scissors. Lower the scissors so that they are angled flat to the parchment, twist slightly and snip.
  10. I outlined my card blank with green alcohol pen, punched the corners of my decorative paper and glued down. The parchment was glued down using Pergaglue – a tiny dot on the frame borders and behind the flower centres.
  11. I then lightly shaped the flowers, added a little more pink alcohol pen around the snipped edges, and glued in place.
  12. I using the mapping pen and sticky ink to draw over the lettering and flower centres, then added fine glitter for a bit of sparkle. I added dots of Pergaglue onto the frame borders and glittered. This dried to give little 3D glittery ‘gems’.

Victorian Lantern created with Cutting Craftorium SVG files available on Create & Craft TV tomorrow

Brother ScanNCut shows coming on Create & Craft TV tomorrow with new Christmas SVG files from the Cutting Craftorium. There is also a coordinating CD with fabulous printables, and a bundle (CD and USB) with both collections.

AW Victorian Lantern 3

AW Victorian Lantern 4

AW Victorian Lantern 5

AW Victorian Lantern 6

There is so much on this Christmas USB for creating 3D home decor items for Christmas: sleigh, reindeer, rocking horse, boxes, napkin rings, lantern, crackers, cake stands, and wreaths but to name a few. I have not seen the optional CD with images and background papers to coordinate with the cutting files – will have to catch the shows tomorrow. It will probably be a must to add to my Christmas crafting collection.

This is a fabulous set of cutting files in SVG format. SVG files are so versatile and can be used on many other electronic cutters, not just the Brother ScanNCut, e.g. Silhouette (with the Designer Edition software).

Here is a brief tutorial for the Victorian Lantern show sample. Anne x.

Materials:

  • Christmas USB (SVG files) from the Cutting Craftorium
  • Brother ScanNCut CM300 cutting machine
  • 12 X 12 inch card approx 220gsm: White, light blue, Kraft card
  • Battery operated T Light
  • 4 X 6mm clear glass crystals, gold plated headpins and jump rings
  • Flat nosed and round nosed pliers (for adding crystal drops)
  • Fake snow (Pinflair Snow Dust)
  • Clear embossing powder with blue glitter (Debbi Moore Print Magic)
  • Gold ultra thick embossing granules (Debbi Moore Metal Magic)
  • Versamark Inkpad and embossing pen
  • Brown pencil
  • Glitter glue (aqua and crystal clear)
  • Gold gilding wax (Pebeo)
  • Acrylic glue (Cosmic Shimmer), 3D glue gel (Pinflair) and red liner tape (strong double sided)

How to make it:

It is a bit tricky to write an exact step by step but hopefully I have given enough info for you to make something similar and adapt it to your own taste x.

Generally my settings for around 220 gsm card is: Speed 5, cut pressure 0 or 1, blade depth 5 or 6. It will vary with card thickness and structure (density etc.). If you are a newbie, or trying out a new batch of card, use the test cut function to try out settings – then record for future reference.

Note: I have edited and resized various files to create this project. Remember to save the files as you go so that you can use them again. I reload designs as I go to judge and resize subsequent pieces.

AW Victorian Lantern 1

Load the star cake stand, group together, turn 45 degrees and enlarge all elements together to fit the 12 X 12 inch mat. Cut twice from blue card. Glue 2 layers together for added strength and leave dry. Note: I am using this upside down for my lantern stand.

Add Versamark ink to the stars and around the circular base, and heat emoss with thick gold embossing crystals. These give a nice vintage look. Slot together using a little acrylic glue to hold. Rub over some gilding wax. Note: keep the cut out star waste – great to use on another project.

AW Victorian Lantern 2

Load the Victorian Lantern, enlarge slightly, and cut 1 base and 8 sides from Kraft card. Trim the tab sections off 4 sides and glue to tabbed sections (for added strength), leave to dry. Apply Versamark ink and heat emboss with the clear glitter embossing powder. Drop on some of the gold embossing crystal and melt. Glue together and finish with some blue glitter glue and gilding wax.

Load the Victorian Lantern Ornate Detail and resize to fit the lantern window. Cut X8 from Kraft card. Glue 2 layers together and dry (4 finished pieces). Heat emboss with the gold crystals adding more layers for a smooth covered metallic finish. Glue to lantern.

I used elements from the Matchbox Dioramma (Woodland Reindeer Scene) to decorate the Lantern windows: Load the reindeer (Layer 4) and resize to fit lantern window. Cut X 4 from Kraft Card. Trim the antlers away from 2, glue 2 layers together (for added strength). Add a little shading with brown pencil and clear glitter glue for sparkle.

Load the grass border (Layer 5) and resize to wrap around the T Light. Add 4 more and resize to fit inside the lantern windows. Used double sided tape to cover the candle. Glue grass borders inside lantern windows. Glue the reindeer in place.

Load the trees (Layer 2) and resize to fit inside the lantern windows. Cut X 4 then trim with scissors and glue inside the windows.

Next add the little crystal drops to the ornate elements using headpins and jump rings. I trimmed the front one and pierced a hole to attach the crystal so that it hung above the reindeer. Note: if you prefer just use some thread and tie on your crystal drops. Flat backed gems would also look nice.

Cut some small tabs in waste blue card and use them to make small right angle brackets to glue the lantern to the base (these will be fairly well hidden under the lantern base).

Cut several sets of the Poinsettia in white card, Poinsettia Foliage (Poinsettia folder) in blue and Kraft card. Shape the elements lightly, layer up and decorate the lantern. Glue fake snow to the poinsettia centres.

Cut several sets of Holly Leaf and Berries from the Cracker Toppers (Crackers folder) in blue and Kraft card. Shape and use to decorate lantern as desired.

Finally finish with plenty of fake snow and glitter glue.

A sneak peek of something new coming from the Cutting Craftorium (SVG Files)

Brother ScanNCut shows coming on Create & Craft TV tomorrow with new Christmas SVG files from the Cutting Craftorium. There is also an coordinating CD with fabulous printables, and a bundle (CD and USB) with both collections.

There is so much on this Christmas USB for creating 3D home decor items for Christmas: sleigh, reindeer, rocking horse, boxes, napkin rings, lantern, crackers, cake stands, and wreaths but to name a few. I have not seen the optional CD with images and background papers to coordinate with the cutting files – will have to catch the shows tomorrow. It will probably be a must to add to my Christmas crafting collection.

This is a fabulous set of cutting files in SVG format. SVG files are so versatile as they can be used on many other electronic cutters, not just the Brother ScanNCut, e.g. Silhouette (with the Designer Edition software).

Here is a sneak peek of my TV show samples. Off to write up some tutorials for you and will share later. Anne x.

AW Poinsettia T Light 4AW Mathcbox Dioramma 5AW Victorian Lantern 7AW Victorian Lantern 9

Samples created with Tiny Tubs SVG Files on Create & Craft TV tomorrow

New bundles coming on Create & Craft TV tomorrow for ‘Tiny Tubs’ – dies or SVG files for electronic cutting. Great scene building elements and cute animals. Here are my samples for the shows using the cutting files and the Brother ScanNCut. I will blog some instructions over the weekend.

AW Farmyard

AW Fantasy Canvas

AW New Baby

AW Bee Happy

AW Bluebells

There are so many lovely scene building elements useful for many different styles of project too.