Sunday 18 June 2017

Peek Of The Week - It's All In the Detail!

First of all, apologies to my regular readers that there was no blog entry this Friday - I had a really busy week last week and I just couldn't find the time to sit down and write it.  So, sorry about that...

You may have seen that I did some Cutting Craftorium shows on Thursday. These are such exciting shows to do. When I first got my Scan N Cut machine I never in a million years anticipated where I would go on this journey and the fantastic projects I would be able to make. The ScanNCut is an absolute must if you like doing 3D projects. You will amaze yourself with what you can make - I promise.

But what I wanted to show today is that even with a Scan N Cut and the brilliant USBs that our super talented designer Amy Dodd creates you still have scope to be able to craft and add your own take on the projects. I thought I would show this point with the Poinsettia that is on the USB. I demonstrated this on air. Here is the brilliant finished sample that I believe Amy made:

This stunner was made by a very talented lady, Amy Dodd
Isn't it Fantastic? And it is all made from paper - honestly!

When you first start to cut out the pieces all of the hard work is done for you and all you need to do is select your card stock of choice (but I bet this project would look out of this world created in fabric treated with Terial Magic) and set the machine to do the cutting.  

As you can see if you use the rotate functionality you can maximise your card stock. These are the large petals and I got two on a 12 x12 Cutting mat without any problems. 

Once you cut the shapes out they look great:

They look great, but they also look a little flat. Put these together like this by all means but you won't get that Wow! factor. I used my gold pen to add vein details and gold gilding  around the edges, and then my embossing ball tool to add in the detail and I think the effect is stunning. I hope you agree... 
You could avoid the gold and add more natural looking embellishments - the choice is yours. But take your time, experiment, and generally have fun with it. And I am sure you'll agree that the Scan N Cut accompanied by the Cutting Craftorium USBs is a fantastic way to while away a few hours - and who doesn't want to be making Christmas decorations on the hottest day of the year!

But unlike a real Poinsettia you could give this to someone as a Christmas gift and it won't fade away quicker than the sound of Santa's sleigh bells!

Enjoy xxx

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