Masculine Sweet 16 Shaker feat. SBC Calendar Cut File

Nov 19, 2019Cards for Teenagers2 comments

Masculine Sweet 16 Shaker feat. SBC Calendar Cut File

Nov 19, 2019Cards for Teenagers2 comments

I have no need for a calendar cut file

Yup – that’s what I thought when I saw that the latest group of cutfiles sent me had a calendar cut file in it. I don’t scrapbook, or travel journal… I don’t need to make my own erasable board with a frame and file, etc. I just really couldn’t wrap my mind around what I would do with this one. Really… I was stretching ALLLL the brain cells! LOL! But, I did it! I came up with a fun project featuring the numbers from the file set. And, boy did it turn out great!

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Chop it up!

Digitally, of course! I took the calendar numbers file – which is all one file with 31 numbers – un-grouped it and pulled out the numbers I would need, deleting the rest. Then I set my workspace to an A2 size and started moving and manipulating the size of the numbers until I had this fun, cascading look.

Ink first, then cut

Once I had the design done, I knew I wanted to create a custom blended background. I took care of that first with the SBC Blue Group Hybrid inks and some Domed foam blenders. I wanted it to be more than just a blend, so I did some light blending with the new Herringbone Stencil to add depth and texture. Followed up by som ink splatter and I was ready to cut this one out!

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Project Tutorial Video

In this video, I’ll walk you through the finer points of creating the background, and the shaker part of the card.

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