Monday, January 26, 2015

Queen of Hearts Winner, More Love and Digital Cutting Tips

 

First I want to thank each and everyone of you who took the time to leave kind words in the comments.
I read them all and reply to any with questions if there is contact info.
Congrats to my randomly chosen winner of a Quietfire Design stamp.
I look forward to seeing what you create.
Post your designs on our FB page or send me a link.
Jackie
Gorgeous cards, all of them! How you come up with these while being jet-lagged, I am so amazed! :-) I love the hand drawn elements, which make the card extra special. Thanks for sharing!
Please message me in the next 48 hours with your mailing info.
(My email is in my Google Profile in the Right sidebar)
My gift to you all today is more love  in additional cards for inspiration and
My best digital cutting tips.


The future is uncertain. Die cut with glitter using Ken Olivers Stick-it- coming soon.
Suzanne asked us to show more insides in 2015!

My first love ATC's and my new love the Bow - it -all!

I'm getting a lot of questionson how to best cut the delicate Quietfire Design digital cuts.
  • Use the best quality paper. Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb, sometimes 65 is my fave. 
  • Take it slow! Relax, don't rush in general and slow down your cutting speed to 2.
  • Hold on to your mats as long as you can. Having mats with various stickiness gives you more options. If you cut into one, repair it with packing tape. I've had my machine 2+ years and am still using my original mats.
  • Less is more. Use sharp blades and the lowest cutting number that gives you a clean cut. ALWAYS make a test cut. Hold the blade next to your paper on the mat to guesstimate the blade depth.
  • Press down on the most delicate/intricate areas on the mat, before you start to weed. This might sound counterproductive, and I find it helps a lot. Just press down with your finger, then remove all of the outer paper.
  • Take it slow, relax and get a great tool for lifting . The one from Silhouette is pretty good, and I use a tiny spatula, that I think came in one of my kids dissecting kits!. The thinner the better and flexible is good to. You can also bend the mat to help release delicate areas.
May 2015 be a year of unlimited creativity!

Comments and Questions Welcomed

5 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely cards, inspiration and thank you for the tips! :)

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  2. Thank you for picking me Robyn! Woohoo! I am sending you an email now :-) Your cards are inspiring! I love the Valentine's Kiss card you made today, the colors are lovely, and it can be put up on a mantel or shelf for all to enjoy. Lovely!

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  3. So many beautiful cards. There's no favourites here in this group of gorgeous cards.

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