Hey Guys :)
I attended the NEC’s Annual Craft show yesterday and I shopped ’til I dropped! Oh my gosh it was busy, it looks like everyone had the same idea of arriving nice and early to beat the rush, lol. As I mention often, I love my CraftRobo/Silhouette but the newer 12″ cutting machines have been sparking my interest and I was pleased to see a couple in the ‘flesh’. Naturally I was excited to see the Silhouette Cameo do it’s thing, The ecraft by Craftwell looked very interesting as it doesn’t use a carrier sheet! It seems to stack paper as a printer does or you can add a roller to use lengths of paper/vinyl, it’s just a shame there was no one there to show me how it worked. I was also extremely impressed by the Pazzles machine as they say it’s able to cut materials up to 2mm thick where most of the other cutters (as far as I am aware) seem to cut up to just 1mm thick and among other things, it can engrave metal and glass! Plenty of food for thought for when I am ready to upgrade my machine. So armed with several packs of paper and card and some cool crafting tools, I made my way home absolutely shattered but glad I made the trip.
Onto today’s project, I have the card I made for my Mums birthday to share with you today along with the frame cut file I created for it.
I used this really pretty K & Co floral paper as my starting point, I used on its own for the backing layer but added some vellum on the top to soften it for the center panel to help my sentiment stand out. I printed ‘Happy Birthday’ in green onto some textured card to pick up the green in the paper and cut into a little banner shape then cut the word ‘Mum’ with my Craftrobo in the same shade. I cut away 2 of the little inner pieces in the frame to accommodate the blue silk ribbon I added to pick up the blue in the paper and finished with some pearls I coloured with a green Copic marker.
Here is your cut file, formats included are ai, dxf, GSD, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)
Hope you like it :)