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My Cutting Files

Hello Everyone...after much thought I have decided once again to share my cutting files with you all....If you are interested there is a link at the top of my blog underneath the header which will take you to my download site for the files.....Please be aware...while browsing through my previous blogposts... when you find a file you like.....the link for that image is broken...you will need to go to the link at the top of my blog to do a search for the file to download....as it is too time consuming to go through each and every post and correct the links for the files. I trust you will all understand this.
I too, will again offer the entire collection for purchase on DVD if anyone would be interested...you will find the option for that in my ETSY store....As I create new files they will be complied on a DVD in the future for those who prefer to combine that way.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy Sunday!!!!

Hey Everyone....I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!!!  I had the pleasure of a 4 day weekend and loved every moment of it....even managed to create something in my ARTHaven this weekend!!!  Spent a bit of time out and about with Hubby and also made a stop to  both Hobby Lobby and Michaels....Not bad huh!!! LOL

So I decided today I wanted to play with some of my older files I created eons ago.......and one of the things I've always enjoyed but just never really used alot was my PDC Cut Line Files.....so I figured...today was the day.....I incorporated one of them..... PDC Cut Then Fold Circle Whisp along with one of my PDC Shaplies....so I chose this one.... PDC 4 Point Double Rolled Corner Shaplie 10-10-2010 in conjunction with a Digi Stamp.......and used my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter to cut it out.......LOVE how it turned out.......In addition I also made some of my PDC Grungy Roses and some of my PDC Hydrangias and PDC Gerber Daisies....to accent the card.....Wanna see how it turned out????




I recently purchased a new (my 3rd attempt at a large format printer) and have FINALLY found one I absolutely LOVE.....It's an HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer......I read reviews online before I made my purchase....and though there were some negative I decided to make my own opinion for myself and decided to jump at the deal I was able to get this printer for...and I can honestly say I am THRILLED with my decision.....this printer prints beautiful pages......and I can get a true borderless print with it.....so I've started printing my own decorative papers....of which I did for the papers I'm using on the flowers I've created that you see attached to both the inside and outside of this card.......I am a BIG FAN of creating all my accents and empheria from scratch if I can....I just feel it allows me to put money into things I can get multiple uses out of such as stains, paints and embossing folders and such......plus I think it gives your pieces that more personalized one of a kind type feel...know what I mean????  So I have made the Roses, the Hydrangias and the Gerber Daisy flowers on this piece......

On the layer with the Whisp Cut lines...isn't that COOL the affect I get with the digi perfectly nestled in the inner circle the cutlines has created.......I REALLY love how this affect turned out.....I brought my Shaplie into SCAL3 then put my cutline design where I wanted it positioned then placed a digi image in the center of the circle of the cutline design and did a print and cut turning off the COLORS of the cutlines and shaplie....I did NOT close the eye on these 2 layers...I simply turned the colors OFF......so they were "technically" there but you can't "see" them.....then once the images printed I did a WYSIWYG setting....(normally I would do the Print and Cut step but because I PLACED the IMAGE instead of creating the PNC shadow layer I needed to use the WYSIWYG setting.....Clear as mud???? LOL  Using SCAL3 is SO easy to know where to place your blade to set your origin.......I make my mat size the EXACT size as the PAPER I'm using...then place my blade in the bottom right corner of the paper and set my origin...then when I click to cut I select WYSIWYG and cut.......you can see it cut it PERFECTLY!!!!  I PROMISE it really is easier then I just made it sound....LOL 

Once I printed it ...then cut it...I distressed the edge with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pad then ran through my Ebosser with a decorative embossing sleeve.......and then hit the high spots with Old Paper Distress Ink Pad.....On the digi image I used my waterbrush and my Distress Markers......Just LOVE coloring digis this way.....

I then cut another Shaplie layer the exact same size and the one with the Whisp Cut file only this time only cut the Shaplie shape to layer behind the top one...then cut another Shaplie Layer the next size up......and attached all with foam squares to a 6x6 card base....I used decorative paper I had in a paper stack I had previously purchased......I also cut another Shaplie layer for the inside of  the card.......added some vines I had cut with my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter.......and attached all the flowers.....

Then....for the "Friends" Decorative frame I took one of my stamp sets I recently purchased from Hobby Lobby called Little Yellow Bicycle Vintage Banners CSS-100...stamped them out on to white cardstock and scanned into my computer so I could create shadow layers for them......and then cut out the shadow layer using my Silver Bullet Professional Cutter and SCAL3....Once I had the shape cut out I then used Pigment Black Ink and stamped the image and then embossed with black embossing powder.....then stamped with Archival Black ink the word "Friends"......used foam dots to adhere to my card and then added the Hydrangia I had made......added pearl dots as accents all around the card and VOILA!!! Done!!!!  I love the soft affect the card has...don't you????

Now....the last thing I want to share with you tonight is a file I've been working on for a long time......My oldest son...Billy....is an AMAZING ARTist.....He just doesn't give himself enough credit!!!  I love him to pieces and he's my baby.......Well a couple of years ago he drew me this image.......

Isn't this GORGEOUS!!!! He does alot of Tattoo drawing for special requests and he draws everything freehand...he is SO GIFTED!!!  Well I asked his permission if I could create a cut file of this drawing as I absolutely LOVE this!!!!  He told me I could.....so I went to work on it......WOWZERS there was alot to do.....but here's the file I FINALLY got completed........

And I decided to work up a mock up so you can see how it actually cuts out.......I LOVE this and know I will be using it often......

Didn't it turn out GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this design.....and am SO proud of my baby for his gift!!!!  Something FUN I did with this too I brought the file into SCAL3 and did a pattern FILL of each shape and the did the Print & Cut Technique with this file and it worked BEAUTIFULLY!!!!  

OK....Shewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....Did you make it???? LOL  Still with me!! ;)  I as always...want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me....Hope you like something I shared....and I so hope you will come by and visit with me again......And I...want to wish each of you a very blessed week ahead!!!! Until next time.....

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