Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Rainy sky & clouds (free cut files - quick card making kits)

silver lining - rainy sky cut file

One of the nifty things I've seen people do, here & there, is making 'card kits' so that they can
make quicker cards with the Silhouette Cameo. The print & cut is easier than I thought it
would be, at first. Plus, it's handy that you can cut all the pieces out of white paper at one time.

This rainy sky & cloud card is my attempt at a card kit. (It has tiny little details like the eyelet lace one is that tips for cleaner Silhouette cuts post. The smallest raindrops did need a little cleaning up by hand because I'd used thicker cardstock, but it always amazes me how well that machine can cut!)

For this card, I did this stuff to make glittery rain and other details:

1) Printed & cut all the card pieces on the Silhouette machine (the raindrop card front, clouds, circle for the sun & the sentiment tab.)

2) For glittery raindrops, I cut some silhouette double-sided adhesive paper to the same size as the card front. Put White Gold glitter all over the sticky part of the paper & adhered it to a folded card.

3) Coloured the sun using yellow Distress Inks & added rock candy Distress Glitter, then adhered it to the rainy sky piece, pierced holes around it and stitched on sunbeams in yellow embroidery thread.

4) Added silver linings to the clouds using a silver sharpie & doodles with a white Sakura glaze gel pen & adhered them to the card using foam dimensional tape.

5) Stamped the "Thank You" sentiment from Hero Arts & BasicGrey Sweet Threads Thank You stamp set & embossed it in silver. Stitched all around it with yellow thread, added a gem to a button & stuck it all together

free cut file

 Here's the Silhouette .studio print & cut file, in case You might like to use it somehow. 
(Of course you could just cut it and ink up the sky instead of printing, if you prefer!)

This is scaled for a card front that measures aproximately 6-1/4" x 3-3/8" (It's made
to fit my favourite size of envelope. For something a little different than A2 size cards)

But if you prefer A2 size you can download this one instead:

rainy sky & clouds - free card kit cut file for 2 A2 size cards

Download the Rainy Sky A2 size (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") card kit

Or if you just want some clouds to cut out...

a variety of clouds - free Silhouette cut file

Download a variety of clouds

free clouds cut file - from mel stampz

Download the clouds SVG file here

I have no way of testing out SVG files, so please
just let me know if these aren't working for you.


This digital work is offered up for free, but mainly for personal use or handmade sale items only.

P.S. A million thank yous for voting for my Aunt Maggie's photo. You are beyond wonderful and too sweet for words! xoxox


Glennis F said...

Thanks so much - this is brilliant

Carla said...

Mel, you mean the world to us! Love the card concept and can't wait to give it a go! Thank you so much <3

linda from arizona said...

So happy to see you posting again! The rainy card is so darned cute. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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MichelleB said...

Love these! Thank you!