Today I decided to make a fancy cut card using te Cricut /software beta and a gorgeous piece of Midnight Blue Premium Glossy and I hoped it would come out on the first cut! I'll show you the results and then the process:
This was really a fun card to make
I used an 8.5x11 sheet and began the cutting with the knife set on heavy cardstock
I was so excited to see how beautifully this paper cut - no nubbies from the knife dragging.
When those Nubbies happen it is not always a dull knife - sometimes it has more to do with the pulp the paper is made from - you guessed it- cheaper pulp with short grain fibers yeild yield poorer quality cuts. With paper, you can't always tell by sight the quality, Paper processing is very complicated and a highly guarded for propriety secrets. in short, this is very good paper and the proof was in the cut.
Because this paper is white core I inked the back in a complementary color for the paper lace background, knowing once it was mounted you would never know it was white core
you can't even see the white, this took about 30 seconds using a distress tool and distress ink.
A little of the Best Glue Ever applied to the back for perfect adhesion
a sentiment stamped on the back of the center oval cut out, a butterfly and a little bling and my card is done!
and since I had the circuit up and running,
I cut a batch of these using Paper Temptress' Neenah Super Smooth black paper - yum!
Aren't these beautiful!! Again, the clean cuts are a direct result of the high quality of the paper!
I hope you found this helpful in your paper crafting
and I'm leaving you with a sweet summer freebie
Thanks for stopping by!
Wow, what an awesome cut background for a fabulous card Ginny. I love the final result.
Thank you for the freebie too.
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