April Showers at Connie Can Crop

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My post for Connie Can Crop today uses the cute Bears Under Umbrella CF from our sponsor, Paper Crafting World.  Every once in a while, I like to make two cards to provide you with a comparison of techniques.  Here is a side by side comparison:

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The card on the left converts the cut file to print only while the card on the right has all the cut pieces, shaded and glued into place.  There’s a big difference; but if you’re short on time, the left card still looks good to the eyes of the recipient.  Here’s a closer look at each of them:

Print Only

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Cut File

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I’ve mentioned numerous times how I think sponging the edges of paper piecings makes a big difference.   I think you can appreciate the dimension it adds here.  As an added touch on the cut card, I coated the raindrops with Glossy Accents.  Here’s a confession.  I didn’t realize until just now I never drew mouths on the bears…but they’re not telling anyone.

Inside the card, I flipped the image and had the two little bears floating in a puddle.  In this case, I used the print only option on both.

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I made this card for a friend who is going through a difficult time right now.  I hope this will bring a smile to her face!


6 Responses to “April Showers at Connie Can Crop”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    How adorable these cards are. I have only used that option on my Explore a few times, but I could see where it would be handy especially for the inside such as you did here.

  2. How cute! This card brought a smile to my face! The bears look great without mouths. I didn’t even notice until you mentioned it!

  3. These are so cute!! Love the design!!

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