Well.. all I can say is thank goodness this file is done! What started out as easy breezy ended with me being very frustrated. Designing this file was very very easy- one of the faster designs I have done. Nothing wrong with the file- the user however- argh. I don’t know what was up with me today- very groggy and making silly mistakes.
Ever have one of those days? I could do NOTHING right! If I wasn’t putting in paper the wrong way I was forgetting to turn off a layer and cutting nonexistent paper … I would forget to reset origin ( I usually cut on my KNK Groove-E). My mats are not very happy right now!
Then … trying to emboss with QuicKutz Epic 6
– practically had to restrain myself from getting in the car and buying new Cuttlebug . If you EVER EVER find yourself going into your wallet and paying MONEY for one of these machines- call me.
I rarely use die cuts and use my Epic for embossing and just can’t justify re-buying Cuttlebug ( gave mine away after getting the Epic).. after today I will run not walk to Michaels cash register next time I am there Cuttlebug in hand.
My apologies for the negativity.
Okay- so back to the Rose design file. I have been trying to come up with a rose cutting file that didn’t look “tacky” or cheap. I settled on this layered design and quite happy with it. The file looks much more complicated than it is. Basically, 3 colors cut and layered to make the rose. Then 2 colors of green.
I would keep rose petal colours in same family- shades of pick, shades of each shades or yellow, etc.
Before I assembled the flower section I subtly inked edges with chalk ink- my FAVOURITE all-time ink to use for edging is Petal Point Ink Pad- Sunrise . The colors go with everything. There is a range of soft pinks going into peachy neutrals. I am on my 2nd box this year.
The edging gave the flower dimension that is not coming across in photo. After that got VERY fancy and rolled some of the edges with a pencil. Be careful not to overdo this- you can give flower an overworked looked.
I used my standby embossing folder, Cuttlebug 5X7 Embossing Folder Polka Dots for background on a pre-made size A2 gift card.
I thought looked a bit plain and added a matching button to the center. Cheaped out and glued on but would look very nice stitched.
All in all pleased with result but the journey was a NIGHTMARE.
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Rose Cutting file for Digital Cutters in SVG GSD KNK and MTC formats