Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Neat & Tangled / The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop
This week Neat & Tangled is hopping with The Cut Shoppe.
I must confess that I have sorely neglected my Silhouette the last several months, so I was excited to dust it off and pull it out to create some cards.
We were able to select several files to use for this week's collaboration. I really love background cut files, and one of the great things about the Cut Shoppe is that you get the backgrounds in both 12" x 12" and 8 1/2" x 11" formats. The 8 1/2" x 11" is perfect to create card backgrounds.
I've got carried away and ended up with three projects to share today.
This first card features the Geometric Graffiti background. I cut the background, and then leaving it intact on the cutting mat stamped the Origami Map image. I then used ink blenders to apply a rainbow of colors to the design.
The map image was then stamped onto a card base. Then I started removing the die cut triangles and adhering them to the card base by lining up the stamped images.
The sentiment was embossed on a black strip of cardstock and popped up over some bits of vellum and punchinella.
My second card uses the Hip2BSquare background. Again I used the 8 1/2" x 11" version shrinking it down to A2 size. Once it was cut, I removed the cut from the sheet leaving the negative pieces intact.
I used my detail scissors to snip out a frame/opening within the die cut. I placed the altered die cut over my cardstock panel and lightly traced around the opening with a pencil. Then I removed the die cut piece and stamped around the opening with the large solid flower image from Paper Cut Flowers using several colors of ink. I also stamped a sentiment from Paper Cut Flowers.
The die cut piece was then adhered to the stamped panel. For some extra interest, I removed some of the negative cuts and colored them using the ink pads I used for the stamping and then placed them into the die cut background.
My last card is very CAS. The focus is the Hope Anchors stamp and Arrows with Attitude Background die cut. I simple die cut the background and just tacked it down a bit on the card base.
The sentiment was embossed on some vellum and the then stitched to the card base/die cut. I didn't actually use any adhesive on the vellum as I wanted it to kind of float over the die cut piece.
A few Crystal Clear sequins finished it off.
OK, you definitely want to head over to the Neat & Tangled and Cut Shoppe blogs. There are prizes to be won, all you need to do is leave comments on both blogs all week, so make sure you check in each day.