Sunday, April 12, 2015

Online Card Classes - A Cut Above: Part 2 - Day One


So a couple of weeks ago, I finally got around to doing Day One of my Online Card Class - A Cut Above: Part 2 Electronic Die Cutting.

It was a lot of fun and I learnt some new tricks and manged to use a few cut files that I've had for a while.

The first part of the class is about using background files (my main photo). 
I had this fun background that I bought ages ago, but found it a bit much every time I tried to use it. In the OCC I learnt that keeping everything else simple (including colours) helps.
I added a red Happy - cut with my Silhouette and some mini gold glitter letters for Birthday - keeping it all very simple, but effective.

The next part required you to use a cut file supplied with the class. It teaches you how to scale and how to get these fiddly beasts off of the cutting mat!

I decided to use a spotty background and heart button to bring my cut frame alive. I like it, simple but also effective.

Layering shapes is one of my crafting staples. So I loved this part of the class and got to use the layered butterflies that I have had forever and never used!!

I switched it up a bit here and cut 2 of the butterflies in fussy papers, adding a bit more drama to the layers. The button with it's gold ribbon knot was already on my desk - perfect! I added an embossed background, a sentiment sticker and some bling.

Fun class, I am looking forward to Day Two..when I find some time..

If you haven't taken an Online Card Class yet, you really should - they are fun, easy and the best bit is that they are ALWAYS there. So you can do them at your leisure, great idea and means I don't get stressed about trying to keep up with a live class.



  1. What lovely colors and fun designs.

    Hugs diane

  2. Super cards Claire, love the designs...the circles background is funky and fun, hugs Carole Z X

  3. Wow! these are all gorgeous cards Claire… your class sure sounds inspiring! :-)) Love the bold contrast of colours in the first one… and really like the fab sentiment with the spotty paper in second, and Wow!! love the gorgeous butterfly in the last card… and such a fab background for it too!
    Hope you have a good evening!
    Love and hugs, Sue B xx


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