Thursday, 20 July 2017

Super Size

Okay, so I hope you're all loving the new kinetic dies from Crafters Companion, they really do give your cardmaking the WOW! factor - especially if you can super size the designs.

These next two cards do exactly that, they take the concept and have some fun with it.  The first uses the stairway die, and although it looks complicated to do, if you have a big format die cutting machine it really is fairly straight forward.  If you don't cut an A4 sheet of card down, and start with the worker die in the bottom right corner (looking at the card in portrait), then after you have cut this you just need to re-lay the worker die so that it overlaps the cuts already made, but extends them (if you lay the die over the top and gently move it around, it finds the cuts all on its own), tape it down & cut again, you may need to do this a couple of times to get to the top of the card but it really is worth it.  You can now accommodate words up to 10 letters!

This next card takes the shutter card concept and doubles up so you can get a large design in the centre, great for really special occasions, or just those really special people!  I just created this as two shutter cards and joined them in the middle with a card piece at the back (using my ribbon as a design piece to hid the join), but you could just double up on the length of card and cut the worker die at either end so that it is made from one piece of card.  The decorative edge sets are great for this type of card and just finish it off beautifully.

Well, I hope you can get to watch todays shows (9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.), sadly I'll be slaving away at the office but hey ho, there's always catch up!



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