Make A Watercolor Card with Artspira
- Brother Artspira app
- ScanNCut DX (SDX85)
- Standard Mat
- Watercolor Paper
- Sewing machine optional
Have you updated your ScanNCut DX machine and downloaded the Artspira app? This free app has ideas, inspiration, and cut files ready at your fingertips ready to cut on your ScanNCut DX machine. Once connected, it is so easy to select a file, transfer it, and get creating!
For this tutorial, I will share how to easily move two flower files over, resize, and turn them into a dreamy watercolor card in minutes.
How To Make A ScanNCut Personalized Baby Celebration Card
- Open Artspira app and select the Cutting Designs tab. Then, find flowers and plants.
- Select a flower file. Click create and transfer to your ScanNCut DX machine.
- On your ScanNCut DX, go to retrieve data, click the cloud, and the file will be opened.
- Repeat steps 1-2 with second flower, this time ‘adding’ on your ScanNCut DX.
- Re-size each flower (3-4” high) as desired, and mirror one of the flowers so that they will all be slightly different looking when finished.
- Click “Ok” through to the screen where you will select cut. Load watercolor paper on to a standard mat, and (optional) add some washi or masking tape to the edges for extra security after cutting.
- Once cut, remove the mat but leave the paper in place. Use watercolor (or other) mediums to color the flowers. Due to the delicate thin stems, this method will allow for beautiful coloring without any stress on the delicate thin cuts!
- Allow to dry fully, then glue onto a folded card.
- If desired, use a sewing machine and add a 3.5-4mm stitch around the outside edge of your card
Tip: se an Artspira file often? Save it to your ScanNCut DX machine so you can access it even faster!
I am so excited to see all of the designs that will be coming in the future, and how Artspira can add even more creative inspiration to my ScanNCut DX crafting. From full project ideas to fun cut files like the ones I used here, there is no end to what we can create and dream up!