My Zing has been a little poorly sick but the fantastic peeps at KNK are sorting it all out for me ‘cos that’s the way they roll :) It did mean however that I didn’t have a cutting machine to work with when I made my Father’s Day Card so I had to put my thinking cap on. My Dad does love a bit of glitter at Christmas, don’t we all?, but I challenged myself to make a non-Christmas-y yet masculine Father’s Day Card and this is what I came up with:
I picked 3 of the most masculine colours of glitter I had in my stash – black, green and a white with a hint of green. I cut a panel of white card then added a strip of double sided sticky tape at the top and added glitter to it, I brushed off the excess then added the next strip of tape and used the next colour of glitter and so on. As long as you burnish the glitter into the tape with your finger you shouldn’t get any cross contamination of colours as all of your tape will be nice and covered.
My next challenge was the lettering, all I could find in my stash were mismatched chipboard letters, one was blue and the other two were cream. To make them all uniform, I covered all of the letters with some black permanent marker then added a generous coat of liquid gloss to give them some shine, sorted! :)
Today I am posting a project on my blog that I previously posted on the KnK Design Team blog in case you haven’t seen it and also so the files will be included into my archives for the future.
I have a family wedding approaching so today I have a wedding card to share with you, I chose a wedding cake design and although it is an all white card I picked card and paper with lots of shine and texture. I have included the cut files I created for today’s card at the end of the post if you would like to re-create it :)
- 1 sheet of A4/letter sized card scored down the middle
- 1 copy of swirly frame 9 & backing layer (cut file below) sized to fit the folded A4/letter card base
- 1 rectangle panel and backing layer to fit inside the swirly frame
- 1 copy of the wedding cake and stand (cut file below)
- Several copies of the flower and leaf (cut file below)
I cut my flowers and leaves from vellum to make them look delicate, I shaped each petal with an embossing stylus on a soft mat which encourages them to curl upwards:
Once I have shaped the petals I run the stylus around the center of the flower and it magically cups the flower:
To finish my flowers, I tuck one of the flower layers inside another with a little wet glue then pop a flat backed pearl in the middle. I ran my embossing stylus down the center of each leaf and glued them behind some of my flowers:
I stuck my swirly frame to it’s backing layer with some tape in the middle and some wet glue at the edges. For the top layer of my rectangle panel I chose a patterned vellum, I attached it to its backing layer with a small piece of double sided tape being careful to place it behind where the cake will sit then I stitched the 2 layers together:
I folded my card base and glued all of my wedding cake pieces together, I chose some shimmery card to represent the ribbon sections:
As all of my elements were prepared, my card came together in moments. I attached my 2 panels to the card base with lots of 3d foam tape then I attached my cake directly to the rectangle panel as the flowers give a lot of dimension. Here’s how my cards looks when it is finished:
Although this is an all white card, I hope this close up shows how using different textures, translucency and shimmer can add a great deal of interest to a project.
Here are your Free Cut Files – Formats: ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)
So, I went on a trip last week…down my stairs! We have lived in flats for so long that having stairs again has taken a bit of getting used to. I can’t have been watching my footing when I ran for the postman at the door, it was like a scene from Bambi with arms and legs going in all sorts of directions, I’m such a numpty! I’ve had some good news this morning when my x-ray results came back, nothing’s broken woohoo! I’ve still got a lovely limp so I’ll have some follow up checks on my knee but the bruises are disappearing and the other niggles are improving so it looks like I may have escaped anything too serious…phew!
Anyhoo onto today’s freebie, I have a Lace-y Border for you to accompany the Lace-y Frames from my last post and if you’re used to my cut files I bet you can guess the last part of the set which is coming soon ;)
As with the frames, I recommend a sharp-ish blade, a sticky-ish mat and some thin-ish card for more the intricate cut files.
Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)