Friday, 14 June 2013

Working My Way Through The Off Cuts.

Thank heavens for my Cricut as it saved the day with simply the press of a button. It made my FIL's card a fairly quick make.

I cut out the letters by using the "centre point" button so that I could fit the letters to fit exactly across the middle of my card, discarding the actual letters but keeping the remnants to replace later. 

I then used a pencil to mark where the spaces left by the letters were and glued off cuts and washi tape over the area. The front was then placed using foam pads also adding foam pads to the remnants before fitting the back into their places. This was easily done by putting the cut letter back into their space, replacing the remnants and then removing the cut letters again. It sounds more complicated than it actually was, honest :).

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
KBD1, Father's day,
PD24, Male,
QKR43, Dad,
SCT39, Male,
MCC, Male,
CBD, Male,
CFAS54, Male,
CB171, Fathers day,
CIO, Male/metal,
CYP166, Father's day,
CC, Father's day,
FCC164, Fathers day,
MIM144b, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,


Chris said...

Oh so clever!!! I am amazed at what you can do with your cutting machines (as you know, I can't get my head round it!!!) This is gorgeous, deceptively simple and vey effective!

~ginny said...

This is one of those that a non-card maker will have no idea how much work you put into it! Well, I know! Welcome to Craft Your Passion's “Father's Day/ Masculine” Challenge and good luck!
Design Team - Craft Your Passions
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Kelli Acopan said...

Love that center cut... always wondered how to line it up correctly! Thanks so much for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs' Aloha Friday Challenges!!

lovies, =o) kel
Kitty Bee Designs DT Coordinator

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh wow another stunning idea backed with striking papers. Love it! X

Lin said...

I like how you have used what would be waste if you wanted the letters themselves, to create this lovely card. I couldn't handle my cutting machine and went back to the old fashioned machine plus dies. But often look at projects like this and regret selling it!

Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

SaraJ said...

A really lovely card. x

SaraJ said...

A really lovely card. X

DesignerDiva said...

OMG! Julie everything you have created lately is amazing!! this is fabulous - I'm gonna have you CASE your style and the card below is fab fab fab - I'm off to look for that amazing ivy die
Big Hugs and keep it up
Laurie xx

Karon said...

What a fabulous card - love the effect. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

Feebsy said...

Lovely card. I really like how you've used the "waste", it looks so effective and your colour choice is brilliant.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Mian said...

What a fantastic card, great design and I love the effect of DAD, such a great detail!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Hugs Mian
QKR Stampede Design Team Member

Meggymay said...

Fantastic design, the cut out word looks great. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Love the card. Thanks for joining us at the Clear It Out Challenge blog. Good luck!

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Wonderful card and a great idea to cut out the word DAD, makes it pop and stand out.Thanks for playing along at CFAS for our male challenge this fortnight.
Cindy DT