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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Just Like Wireworks (almost)

Are you tired of looking at candy corn yet? I hope not because I have one more candy corn card to share with y'all. 

Do you remember the "Simple Shape" that I made last week? Well, I thought I would try to make a candy corn version. (If you missed that post, just click HERE to read it).

By modifying the candy corn and positioning it with a frame on the card front, I came up with this:

Once again, I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut and to draw.

I think I held my breath the whole time this was being cut but I'm so happy with how it turned out! The letters were so fine it almost felt like wirework. I could even stretch it by tugging on it. Cool!

The card looked amazing but I really wanted to add some color to it so I trimmed it to fit on a separate white card base.

I love that the card looked simple and complicated at the same time. If you'd like to attempt a "framed-style Simple Shape"card like this, here are a few tips:

- Use a cutting mat that is sticky enough to hold the cardstock but not so sticky that you can't remove the cutout. I used an old eClips cutting mat to make this card because my new Silhouette mat is simply too sticky and the cutout will rip when I try to remove it from the cutting mat. (Don't ask how I know! :p ).

- Use a spatula to remove the cut out from the mat to lower the risk of tearing it. I use the Cricut spatula that I bought during my Cricut days.

- The cardstock that I used is from Michaels' Recollection brand.

- I used the preset setting for heavy cardstock (Speed 3, Thickness 33, Blade 3) in Silhouette Studio to cut the design.

- Last but not least, these are the files that I used:
Jin's Candy Corn (free)
DB What-Nots and Notes
LD Cotton Candy


  1. Wow! I can't believe how thin those cuts are and how good they look! I wonder if my cougar could do that! Love your card and your candy corn!

  2. oooo so nice! i wanna give it a try!

  3. hi jin yong,may i know the setting of this cut?
    do you use plain card, and adjust the number of the blade to 3?