I have been admiring all the curved layered cards in Pinterest. I started browsing the dies and decided I didn't want the rigidness of dies, I wanted to be able to change the sizes and looks, depending on the card. So I created my own, here is my first attempt at cutting out my files. These layers have little scallop edges, which cut out fine with my Cricut Explore.
I made my files using Sure Cuts A Lot 4 (SCAL4) and the "Object on Path" feature. The images below are the open scallop, which I then broke apart and welded to make a closed scallop. I am working on other designs I will be showing later as I make cards. The beauty of this file is, I can make it any size I want. What I don't get is great piercing or stitch lines.
I tried several ways and couldn't make anything cut or score to resemble those dies you purchase. Other than that, I am very pleased. I am going to cut out a plain layer in chipboard so I can use my rolling stitch tool to give the impression of piercing.
On this card I found the perfect image in Design Space to show off the curve lines. I cut out 2 layers in black card stock and 1 layer in black glitter card stock. This allows the image to pop on the front of the card without those tiny pop dots.
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Ribbon - Michael's
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Till next time,