Another free cutting file for you all this week.
This time I have designed a complete card front, you just need to add your choice of topper or sentiment.
The design also incorporates a trellis style background and all layers and mats.
Here is a picture of the “naked” card front (i.e. just showing what the cutting files will give you).
So, as you can see, most of the work has been done.
I worked with just two colours for this creation but you could do each layer in a different shade of colour if you preferred.
The finished card front is just a tad smaller than eight inches square so you can just mount it straight onto the front of an eight inch square card and be done.
There are six cutting files in all.
- Swirly Heart Frame – Layer 1 (large mat)
- Swirly Heart Frame – Layer 2 (lattice layer)
- Swirly Heart Frame – Layer 3 (swirly heart mat)
- Swirly Heart Frame – Layer 4 (swirly heat layer)
- Swirly Heart Frame – Layer 5 (central panel mat)
- Swirly Heart Frame – Layer 6 (central panel layer)
You will need all six if you want to create the complete look however if you don’t want the lattice background you can just download the files from layer 3 onwards.
To download them, just right-click and “save target as…” or “save file as…” (for windows users) and save directly to the USB stick that you are using to transfer/store your FCM files.
I managed to make a quick design using the test cuts and a few extra bits.
For my tester project I have used Neenah cardstock. If you want to use different cardstocks then I would suggest something around 220gsm or less. This will incorporate Neenah and most lightweight cardstocks (American Crafts Bazzill Basics, Coredinations etc). I don’t think that the fine details will cut so well from thicker cardstocks; but do feel free to experiment.
The urn on this card was from a sheet that I got in the £1 sale over at the Flowersoft website.
I used the Direct Cut feature of the Brother Scan N Cut to cut them all from their sheet.
As a final thought, I had a go at making some flowers from the “waste” of the frame.
Right, that’s it for this week’s post. I hope that you like the file and will use it in your card making adventures.
As ever, as I have made this design completely from scratch, you are free to use the files to make and sell as many handcrafted items as you wish however please don’t share/sell the file or the basic cut outs.
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Thanks for reading and I’ll see you again next time fellow scanners!