Hello fellow KnK-ers!
Do you ever look at the waste left behind after you’ve made your cut and thought it was too nice to throw away?
One simple step to make your waste more usable is to draw a square (or other shape) around the design you are about to cut to produce a frame effect from your waste material making it super easy to remove from your mat and use right away. How about taking this idea one step further and adding a shadow layer around your design to create a slightly different version of it?
This is exactly what I’ve done today, I’ve added an internal layer to my Bauble and an external layer to my Snowflake then drew a Square around the outside. This one 5 inch cut will give me enough elements for all 3 of these 6 inch cards!
These are the Materials I used:
These are the Zing Settings I used:
- Blade = Standard
- Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
- Offset = 0.30
- Speed = 10
- Force = 120
- Passes = 1
Pic 1. I cut my design from kraft cardstock at 5 inches, here’s how it looks straight from my Zing mat:
Pic 2. I separated out the different elements to make the most pleasing combinations:
Pic 3. Here are the 3 cards I made from the elements above along with some festive papers, a little twine and some pearls:
Who would think that you could get so much from just one 5 inch piece of card?
Here is today’s Cut File: