Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Card and a File!

Looking back through recent posts I realized that it has been quite a long time since I shared a .cut file. There have been videos, digital challenges, tags plus inchies, online lessons, trips and visits, photographs and hints about some new and exciting projects - but no .cut files!

So - here is a card that I made from a cut I showed you in a "sneak peek" a few weeks ago.

I made two variations of this design but I haven't made the second variation (the one at the bottom of the photo above) into a finished card yet. The file for that version will be available soon.

I used the lattice circle cut from the Graphically Speaking cartridge for the center of the design.

I took this frame from the Blackletter cartridge and stretched it to 6.75 x 4.75 inches to fit a 5 x 7 card as a topper. Then I stretched the lattice circle to fit nicely inside the frame and welded the two images together.

There is a tiny bump at the top and bottom of the design that you will need to trim with scissors.

I adhered the topper to a bright yellow card - this color combination reminds me of some of the places we used to visit in the south of France when we were living in England. I have several tablecloths from Provence that have prints in bright yellow and medium blue with navy accents.

In the center of the card you could stamp a sentiment or add a word cut, but I chose to continue the floral motif and cut a 1 1/2 inch circle from white textured cardstock which I embossed using one of my small Cuttlebug folders. Then I cut a scalloped circle from navy cardstock using my Nestabilities (if you look closely at the photo above you will see the embossed edge). The embossed flower circle is attached using foam squares to pop it up for some dimension on the card front.

To tie the design together I added some pen stitching in white around the frame and added dots in the corners and on the sides.

Framed Lattice Card Topper (#2)


  1. A lovely design and a great inspiration. I would love to use your designs but I do not have most of the carts you use so they are out of my grasp. Keep up the good work.

  2. i really enjoy your work. i don't have either of these carts. but in the past, have downloaded some of your files with anticipating getting those carts. so far, i've bought some, but not all. i don't see me buying these two cart however, but the design is certainly lovely. thanks so much for sharing.


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