Saturday, June 14, 2008

Getting started with craft tools, die shapes, paints, etc..

Jeart Roller Cut Machine that comes with plastic pads to cut papers on die shapes to create cut outs to stick on cards. These die shapes (there are over 90 different die shapes to collect) are compatible with other machines such as Sizzix, Ellison and Quikutz with right conversion accessories. The paper-cutter has two blades, one for cutting and one for scoring neat creases. If you are residing around here, you can find these useful craft tools at POPPIES at Jalan Pulau and BEST TRADING at Lorong Chew Siik Hiong 1A (beside Rejang Medical Centre at Pedada).

These are the acrylic paints (they give bold and bright color that make the cut outs shine out) and alphabet rub-ons I use on my cards. They can be found at local bookshops. There are several ways to rub the letters out, using embossing tool with ball ends, ice-cream lolli stick or cocktail sticks with round plastic balls at end.

White craft glue that comes in pointed tip bottles is handy for small and hard to pick up pieces. Double sided tape is convenient to use as adhesive. Double sided foam tape is excellent for 3-D effect on cards, just cut small pieces and stick around cut outs before sticking onto card.

The die-cut shapes used are Jeart butterfly, border lace (fence), tag and frame.

Die-cut shapes are from Accucut and Quikutz

Pop up card using craft knife to cut out shape; chickens are from punches

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