Friday, April 12, 2013

Pretty Teacup Card FREEBIE using Graphics Fairy Image

I saw this pretty teacup on Graphics Fairy and simply had to try out a technique I've seen to make a card on the 3D side.  Firstly, I need to say thank you Karen, from Graphics Fairy for all your lovely images.  Please be sure to stop over and leave some ♥ for her - comment love - its better than gold!  She has a lovely lily illustration for download today!

Here is the card I created using the teacup image:

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The background is actual wallpaper, once again.  The sentiment is one I had my Silhouette Cameo write for me using the Sketch Pens.  I made a batch of 6 of these, 3 wound up being Happy Mother’s Day while the other three were a Happy Birthday, Wishing You Happiness and Get Well. 

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It took me QUITE a bit of time to prep this image for a refined cut (one FULL hour of lip biting concentration).  Sometimes a trace in the Sil software can be a bit clunky and often leaves white edges or the image comes out a little out of line.  I’m sure this could be due just to me, but at any rate I get a bit perfectionist at this point…  I took great care to snug all the ‘nodes’ into the very edges of the image so there are no white gaps.   Then I selected a few of the flowers and made partial cuts so they stand out from the paper

I did a print and cut of the teacup onto white cardstock.  I used a VersaMarker Watermark Pen to highlight the blossoms that “stand out” and then I embossed them with a clear embossing powder.  I flipped the image over and fixed foam tape in various places, careful not to put it over the cut sections.  THEN I used a sharp instrument (toothpick) to poke the petals out from the back.  At this point I placed it on my card.  I thought the white bow was the final touch my card needed. 

Today I’m doing something different as an experiment - I’m offering this file for download if you make a donation of ANY amount (yep 10 cents or more haha) to offset my supplies and time OR- if you take the time to email me and request it for free at lalalime at hot mail dot com (written this way to not accumulate spam)  Please write “lilac teacup” in the subject line. This file is a .studio file for Silhouette SD or Cameo.   Please do NOT directly share this file, rather have your friends email me for their own copy.  Enjoy!

 

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5 comments:

  1. Ahhhh...what a darling card. Those flowers really pop and look so realistic. Thank you for sharing your talents and cutting files. xxx-Debbie

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  2. This is gorgeous, Barbara. I would just love to have you stop by and share with us this week. We miss your sweet fellowship, and would just LOVE having you visit and play along with us. Have a blessed week, and I hope to see you soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  3. Barbara the card is beautiful,you have an awesome talent,thanks for being willing to share.
    Blessing's Jocelan

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  4. Wow what an awesome card...it is beautiful Barb ..thanks so much for sharing...

    hugs

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  5. Good morning Barb:)
    I LOVE your card..How PRETTY!! I also LOVE the way you decorated the delicate teacup.You have such WONDERFUL ideas for your designs.:)Thank you soo much for sharing them with us!!

    Love,
    Valinda

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