Thursday, July 25, 2013

Season's Tweetings, a print-and-cut hybrid card


How is it possible that I completely forgot to make a blog post on one of my favorite cards? While going through my files on Wednesday, I found some photos that I took last Christmas but never got around to putting them up on the blog. Well, here it is today. :)

Instead of the traditional paper-pieced card, I went ahead and made this into a print-and-cut, and paper-pieced hybrid card. In other words, I print-and-cut the card base and only pieced together the bird. This not only sped up the card-making process, it also highlighted the main subject, in this case, the blue bird.

Using Lettering Delights' Seasons Tweetings Cut Its (SVG), I imported the images into Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. I UNGROUP the bird and cut out the layers (sans the green background) from different colored cardstock.


Next, I print-and-cut the card base. (For print-and-cut tutorials, please CLICK HERE to go to my tutorial page).





To finish the card, I put the bird together by adhering the cut out layers together, and followed by taping the finished bird to the card base with foam tape. I added some white flocking and glitter for some extra texture.

Super easy!



To make your own Seasons Tweetings card, click HERE to get your Cut Its set from the LD site. Don't forget to shop the Christmas in July Sale while you're there. There are lots of great files to be had for only $1-$2! Click HERE to shop the sale.

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Files used:

Seasons Tweetings Cut Its (SVG)

2 comments :

  1. For the ungrouped layers that are cut in different colored cardstocks, do you cut them all at once or with 4 "passes" through the machine?

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    1. By placing 4 small sheets of different colored cardstock on the mat, I can cut all the 4 layers with one pass. Please see this tutorial: How to cut a SVG with SSDE for more details.

      Jin :)

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