This week I am trying to get another regular weekly blog post on the go. This one will be called the Monday Mash Up.
It’s the Monday Mash Up because it will involve taking all sorts of products and/or techniques and coupling them together to make a finished creation.
This week will feature a card but future weeks are likely to cover the range of creative past-times that I enjoy.
For this project I worked with a small range of electronic and manual dies to make my creation. Some people believe that you have to work exclusively with one or the other – my question is, why?
If it’s about the cash then believe me, I get it. If it’s about the style, then great, you like one style. If it’s about the quality then yes, stick with things that you know are quality.
For me, it’s about diversity and creativity – two words that don’t often come up in general conversation about cat videos on YouTube or talking to a sci-fi fan, but they are when I talk about crafts, which I could bore you with forever … oh, hang on, before I go waffling off, I’d better show you what I have created first hadn’t I?
Well, here it is *slides card across table for you to look at*
It’s a six inch square tent fold card with the sentiment “If Friends Were Flowers, I’d Pick You”. It’s a timeless sentiment and works everytime.
The construction was fairly straight forward to create so I haven’t done a step by step, but instead here is a quick overview together with what I used.
The two base layers that form the circular aperture and the text were designed in Serif Craft Artist and then cut using the Brother Scan N Cut.
If you would like these files, here they are ready sized for you to cut.
- Base Layer – This was cut from a dark purple sheet of Die Cuts With A View cardstock.
- Top Layer – This was cut from a light purple sheet of Die Cuts With A View cardstock.
- Sentiment Layer – This was cut from a purple Create and Craft TV Vinyl Peel Off sheet.
(Don’t forget, you will need to RIGHT CLICK and “Save File As…” or “Save Target As…” or “Save Link As…” on each of the links above and save the files directly to a USB stick and then take that stick and load the designs via “Pattern”, “Saved Data”, “USB” on your Scan N Cut Machine). MAC users, I think you left click, but I honestly haven’t a clue.
After mounting the Base and Top layer onto my card, I then used the peel off transfer method, as described in last weekend’s Scan It Saturday, to get it precisely positioned around the aperture.
The decoration in the middle of the card was done with physical dies.
Here are the ones that I used.
They were the Fringed Mums dies from Quilled Creations and the Mini Fanciful Flourish Right from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Not much else to this one. Bish, Bash, Bosh – job done.
I did plop some dimensional glue and a gem in the centre of the flowers and some gems on the corner because, well, because you’ve got to have a bit of bling, right?
Here is a quick group of pics taken at various angles so that you can get a good old all round gander.
Just a final thought, if friends really WERE flowers – would they give you hay-fever every time that they saw you? Better get the anti-allergy cream out…
Anyway, I hoped you liked the card :)
If you have any questions or comments, then there is a place at the bottom of this page for you to do so.
Hope to see you again soon – and hope that I can keep up with the Mash Up Monday weekly post.
Thanks for reading.