3 Ways to use a Cut File

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week has been going well and you have had a chance to get creative.  I’m over at the Shimmerz Paint Blog today with three examples of ways you can use cut files on your cards. Today I’m using the beautiful April Missy Whidden Color Kit and the butterfly cut file included in it.

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http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/shop.php#!/Color-Kitz-The-Missy-Whidden-April-Kit/p/134925682/category=33206055

For this glittery butterfly card, I used double stick adhesive on one side of the the paper and then proceed to use the cut file in my Silhouette machine, sizing it to fit on an A2 card. Once it was finished cutting, I removed the adhesive on the butterfly portion and used glitter to cover the sticky adhesive.

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I made quick background using Bristol Smooth paper and adding color to a scrap piece of plastic and smooshing the color on the paper. I let each layer dry and then added more color to get darker areas.

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I glued the cut file onto the base and then added this sentiment from Reverse Confetti in Versafine ink and then clear heat embossing it.

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For my second card, I used the cut file on vellum that I also added double sided adhesive.

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I used Shimmerz Bumble Bee and 1 Hot Mama Creameez for the background on watercolor paper. It’s difficult to get a good picture of the texture that the vellum cut file gives to the card but here is a closer look.

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I added some black Nuvo Drops and a sentiment that with some Antique Linen Distress Ink to the card. I finished it with a beautiful butterfly Dotz in a matching color.

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For my third card, I used the cut file on some heavy cardstock and then used it as a stencil.
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I sprayed the Vibez on the cardstock and then let the pattern dry.
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This was a quick fun card that I added a Reverse Confetti Butterfly to and some blue sequins. I love the shimmer the Jeni B Bleu adds to any project.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week! Don’t forget if you place an order with Shimmerz Paints to mention my name, Ericka Strange, in the comment section of the order for a fun freebie!

http://www.shimmerzpaints.com/shop.php

 


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Reverse Confetti - Butterfly Dreams
Reverse Confetti – Butterfly Dreams
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RC
Reverse Confetti - The Most Beauty
Reverse Confetti – The Most Beauty
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EH | RC
Simon Says Stamps Thoughtful Messages Cherished
Simon Says Stamps Thoughtful Messages Cherished
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Misc
Gina K Designs - Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Kraft
Gina K Designs – Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Kraft
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Misc
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth
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BL | SC | DB | AZ
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Black Ebony
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss – Black Ebony
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EH | BL | SC | Misc
Brutus Monroe - Metallic Embossing Powder - Icicle
Brutus Monroe – Metallic Embossing Powder – Icicle
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EH | BL
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Silk Microfine Glitter - Fuchsia
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Silk Microfine Glitter – Fuchsia
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EH
3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
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EH | BL | AZ
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive
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EH
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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BL | SC | DB | Misc
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink – Antique Linen
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EH | BL | SC | DB | AZ | Misc
Reverse Confetti - Color Combo 6 Dye Ink Cubes
Reverse Confetti – Color Combo 6 Dye Ink Cubes
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RC
Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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EH | BL | AZ
Shimmerz Paints - Color Kitz: The Missy Whidden April Kit
Shimmerz Paints – Color Kitz: The Missy Whidden April Kit
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Shmz
Shimmerz Paints - Vibez - Jeni B Bleu
Shimmerz Paints – Vibez – Jeni B Bleu
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Shmz
Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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HA | SC | AZ
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Cameo 3
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AZ
Shimmerz Paints - Creameez - 1 Hot Mama
Shimmerz Paints – Creameez – 1 Hot Mama
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Shmz
Shimmerz Paints - Shimmerz - Bumbly Bee
Shimmerz Paints – Shimmerz – Bumbly Bee
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Shmz

 

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