Do you like free stuff? I do! Especially when it’s something related to crafting. Scrapbook.com has been adding digital cut files to their website and they have a couple of free files (no purchase necessary) so you can try them out. Links to the free files are at the end of the post. This file is called Floral Sampler. Just type “digital” into the search box and you can see all the digital bundles that are available
I have a Silhouette Cameo 3 (Cameo 4 is available now) and I had no issues at all downloading and using the file. It comes with designs to fit scrapbook pages, journals, card fronts and more. You have to check it out!
I used the cut file designed to make cards. It comes sized to 5.5″x4.25″. I did make one small modification to the file so that I would have a larger border behind which to place my shaker card foam tape. You don’t have to do that but it makes the assembly a little bit easier. I didn’t have any 1/8″ foam tape on hand but that would be perfect for the shaker.
For the first card I used my blending brushes (I got the Yoseng make-up brush set from Amazon but I really want the Taylored Expressions 10 piece set) and three distress oxide inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Seedless Preserves. This color combo was part of Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide Color Combinations 7. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the panel when I cut it so I used Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. The inks blended beautifully but if you want a smoother cardstock, you could use Bristol Smooth White cardstock.
I covered another piece of cardstock slightly smaller than my panel (5-3/8″x4-1/8″) with double sided adhesive sheet. I then peeled the release paper and adhered my die cut panel. I sprinkled fine glitter over it so that it would stick to all the openings. I wish you could see the sparkle! I then adhered the panel to a Neenah Solar White 110lb card base.
For the second card I picked up all the pieces left behind with some transfer paper. I applied glue to the back of all the “bits” working pretty quickly and then placed them onto a piece of pattern paper. I trimmed it down and matted it onto a piece of cardstock (Rich Razzleberry from Stampin’ Up!) before adhering it onto a Neenah Solar White 110lb card base.
For my last card, I simply glued some acetate to the back of my diecut panel and then added foam tape around the edges. I could have backed this with a piece of cardstock but, since it is the same size as the cardbase, I just flipped it over, filled it with a variety of sequins, and then carefully placed my cardbase on top, lining up the edges. I used Lawn Fawn No.2 Pencil cardstock for the card base. The sentiment is from Altenew’s Playful Blooms stamp set.
These three card designs would be good to use with a cover plate die if you can’t take advantage of the free digital cut file so I hope I gave you a little inspiration today. Thanks for stopping by!
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