Grrrreat little treats!


Posted on 16th February 2024 by Papermill Direct
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Hello everyone!

We've put together a quick blog on how we created these adorable little tigers and added some chocolate hearts to the front to make them extra sweet!

X2 tiger images

What you will need:
4 colours
Silhouette Cutting Machine
Design Store Cutting File - https://www.silhouettedesignst...

What we used:
A4 Card Terra Rossa Materica Card 250gsm
Camoscio Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm

Tabacco Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm

Cuba Libre Cocktail Double Sided Pearl Card 290gsm

Daiquiri Cocktail Double-Sided Pearl Card 290gs

Scraps of red card for the heart
Red Mirror Card 270gsm

Cerise Pink Glitter Card 220gsm

Samples of card

I bought the image from the Silhouette Design Store when it was on sale for an absolute steal of 56p!
Here is a link : https://www.silhouettedesignst...
I made my tigers up so that I could fit all the tigers' layers twice on an A4 sheet then added a strip of red to my 12x12 cutting mat for the hearts. I was making several tigers intending to give them away to the PMD packing department but If you only wanted to make one tiger up you may be better off working with A6 sheets so that you have less waste.

No arm tiger

I wanted to add a more 3D aspect to the tigers and have their arms wrapped around the chocolate hearts. I attempted to lengthen the arms on one of the layers and touched up the hearts so that they no longer had a cut out for where the tiger's hands were. Since putting them together I have thought of a few ways to improve it but I was quite pleased with how it turned out and how I had challenged myself.

Silhouette with arms

Once all the layers of the tigers were cut out and I had enough colours (That's a lie my silhouette through a wobbly over needing a new blade!) I laid them out and began pairing the layers with alternative colours.

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I used a few techniques to glue these tigers together but I think my favorite was using PVA glue and a paintbrush, I wouldn't recommend a prick-stick, the double-sided tape worked fine but was a little fiddley for putting the layers together.

Glue image tigers

I would recommend using double-sided tape if you're adding chocolates to the front of your card or if you've created arms and want then to hold the chocolate too.

Heart holding

Once all the hearts were in place I was done!
Time to take a few photos for socials before popping down to despatch to tell them what a roaringly good job they're all doing! (They took the treats but told me I could keep my terrible puns)

Finished image

Tigers SM

Thanks for reading!
Be sure to comment below if want more blogs like this (:


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