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Friday, May 18, 2012

You Light Up My Life by Joscelyne Cutchens

Hello Friends!  It's Joscie here to share a 3D card I created using Samantha Walker's 3D Chandelier shape. I resized the Chandelier in the Silhouette Software so the finished shape was about 3.5"x 3.5".
I cut it out of white textured American Crafts Cardstock.
I put it together.
I added the rings to hold the pieces in place.
I also wanted to cut 2 8.5"x 11" sheets so I could fold them to make a stand up card.  
I started with a new file in the silhouette software.
I drew an oval 3.6"x 4.5"
I created another oval by selecting mirror above. 
 I used the arrow keys to move the ovals to the outer edges of the cutting area.
I did my best to line up the papers on the cutting sheet and loading the cutting sheet into the silhouette so the ovals would cut nearly in the same spot.
After I cut both sheets, I trimmed them to 8.5"x8.5"
I folded them in quarters.

If you can't get these to cut in the same area or you don't want to fuss with lining it up, you can always use a ruler, xacto knife and cutting matt to get the openings evenly spaced.
In Photoshop I created a line of text that read You light up my life.
I duplicated this two times and changed the colors so I would have options to choose from once it was printed. 
I printed the first copy on plain paper.
I placed one of the ovals I cut out earlier over the printed area and used a piece of washi tape to hold it in place.
I ran it through the printer again.
I cut the sentiments in to strips.
I used a scissors to cut a notch into the end of the one I liked best.
 I added adhesive pearls from Creative Charms to the Chandelier.
 I used a piece of sheer ribbon to hang the Chandelier in the window.
I would recommend using a skinnier piece of ribbon or twine or embroidery floss for your card, my ribbon seems like it may cause my chandelier to tear.
I cut 2 - 2" x 8.5" strips of paper.
I folded in quarters. 
I used my ATG adhesive to stick all the pieces together. 
 I used foam adhesive to stick the sentiment on one panel. 
I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial.  
Please feel free to leave me any questions you may have.


  1. This is just so amazing. I love everything about it.

  2. WOW, Joscie! This is absolutely stunning!

  3. Wow!!! This is so beautiful!!!! So elegant.


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