Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Wreath

Here is my version of the lovely Fall Wreath available from Paper Crafting World here.

I cut the svg files using my Cricut Explore and the Design Space software. The width of the wreath is approximately 8 inches and you need to size the leaves along with the rings for the wreath to ensure the proportions are consistent.

I cut the base rings out of kraft cardstock then stamped with a woodgrain stamp. The leaves and acorns were cut from various autumnal shades of cardstock from Close to my Heart, burnished to give them some 3D shape, then attached to the wreath .

I then sprayed the wreath with a gold mist spray I made with Perfect Pearls powder and water.

I stamped the tops and bottoms of the acorns to give them a different texture using background stamps consisting of dots and lines.

 The words were designed using SCAL4 then exported as an svg to Design Space. You need to be able to do this so you can get a shadow layer using a font that does not have one.

I layered the top and base layers then applied sparkly glue to the letters to make them stand out.

I hope you are enjoying the challenge this month. There is certainly a big choice of files available from  Paper Crafting World to make Thanksgiving cards and decor pieces. Pop on over to Paper Crafting World to check out what is available and enter the challenge for this month!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Autumn for some!

Hi there! Today I am bringing you a cute little 6 fold card I made using the lovely digital image Bear with Pumpkin available here.

 To cut the digital image, I imported the jpg file into my Cricut Design Space then sized the image to the right size for the card. I then sent it to my printer and it printed the image with registration marks so I could cut it out using my Cricut Explore. The Print to Cut feature on this new machine is wonderful and I have had a lot of success using it to print some wonderful images.

I then made my 6 fold card following the instructions from here and layered it with different patterned paper from the Pathfinding collection, unfortunately now deleted from the Close to my Heart range of patterned papers.

To finish the card, I die cut a scalloped edge circle and a plain circle from contrasting card, attached the die cut picture then added die cut leaves along the bottom of the cart. The stamped images are from the Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop kit from Close to my Heart.

I hope that you are enjoying Autumn or Fall or Spring - depending on where in the world you are. I am enjoying our Southern Hemisphere Spring right now and the flowers are just stunning.