Monday, August 16, 2021

Digital Image to Cut File, Shaped Easel Slimline Card


Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. The theme for this challenge is Use A Card Fold Tutorial +/Or Animals. I am incorporating both themes to my card. We have Beccy's Place as sponsor for this challenge. 

I am using a freebie image from Beccy's Place. She has a list of freebies in her blog. I encourage you to check it out. She also has a list of card fold tutorials in her blog. I created an easel card which I modified. My design modification is inspired by Jennifer McGuire's Easel Card tutorial. 

I uploaded the design to Cricut Design Space where I modified this digital image into a one solid piece cut file. Given more time, I could have created the layers. The best thing about using the CDS is the offset feature. This is the first time I used this feature on an image. I have used this feature on fonts before and I love it. This feature adds a shadow to the image. I created the white card base of this card using the offset feature. The weld feature will be difficult to use for this design since the top of the birdhouse is pointed and irregular. There is not enough area to weld.

I also created a solid birdhouse piece by using the contour feature of CDS. This omits cut details that you don't want cut. I cut this image on a gray cardstock as the backing of the rest of the birdhouse layers.

I cut three pieces of the offset image on heavy weight white cardstock. I cut the birdhouse image on gray and lavender cardstocks. From hereon, I used my scissors to snip off any part of the cut that I don't want.

I added details to the birdhouse.  I stamped Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrops to the lavender pieces using gray dye ink. The lines were also stamped. I used the arrow stamp from the set making sure I wipe off the ink from the ends before stamping it to the lavender cuts. 

The details on the birdhouse was created using Ellen Hutson Stitching Lines. The sentiment is from the same Lawn Fawn stamp set. I stamped this on the birdhouse base layer using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed this with clear embossing powder. I created the lavender circle frame using two circle dies from My Favorite Things Circle Stax die. 

The birds are from the Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set. I stamped this on blue cardstock and fussy cut the images up to the edge. Sadly, I had to cut off its legs. I ran a black marker around the image for a finished look. After I adhered the birds to the panel, I drew in the legs with a black pen.

I used a 3D bow die from Paper Smooches Easter Egg die set for the bow. I trimmed off the bow from the cut image which means I also have to trim off that part of the white base card. Given enough time, I could have done a better job editing this image in CDS but at that time, I was not sure of where this design will go. I prefer to just cut off some parts of the design's cuts rather than starting all over again. Hopefully, with sharing how I created this card, I can save you some time and resource/s.

Jennifer McGuire's easel card did not require a stopper to keep the easel up which unfortunately, does not work for this card. This is when I used the third white cardstock panel which was cut halfway from the base then adhered to the base to act as a stopper. The easel sometimes does not stay up but after several tries, it finally stayed up. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations at the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

I am sharing this creation at

My Flip-A-Coin Combo: Add embossing, Easel Card, Traditional Stamp, Add Ribbons, Any Occasion Except Birthday Card

1 comment:

  1. Your card is very cute Maria Giselle, I love the wonderful soft colours. The little birds are sweet and the stitching on the birdhouse looks great! You did a wonderful job manipulating the image to create the shaped easel card too.