Monday, May 12, 2014

Silhouette Cameo Sketch and Cut...

Hey All,

I have a pretty simple card to share with you today that I made using the Silhouette Cameo.

This is a regular half card.  We have a thing at work that I made several of these for.  I used images from the Silhouette Online Store for the banner and blue ribbon.  I also used the Rosette Cuttlebug Quilling Kit for the rosette behind where it says Great Job.  I used the text feature with the Silhouette for the banner and the center circle of the blue ribbon and then set it to sketch.  With the latest version of the design studio software, it's really easy to use the pens and then cut them out without having to remove the mat or anything.  I always struggled with that on the older version.
 I did lots of layers and then made thick and chunky envelopes for them.  I really thought they were fun in how they turned out.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the card today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Vintage Ladies, Coloring with Markers...

Hey All,

Just some more cards I had fun with using Spectrum Noir Markers.  I am really enjoying this whole coloring thing and I hope you are enjoying the cards!

This first card is a stand up card.  I used a victorian image that I found in a google image search and then traced it with the Silhouette Cameo so that I could use the Print and Cut feature and didn't have to cut by hand.  I really like how it turned out.
The doily is from the Sihouette online store.  I ran the layered mats through the sewing machine as well as sewing down the lace trim from the old stash.
I added a couple of pre-made flowers to finish it up.  I tried to match up the colors of the fabric in the dress with the colors of the paper and was thrilled with the results.  There are lots of free images online, so if you are looking for nothing, you will always find something.  Hee! Hee!
This next one is the second image I ever colored.  This was a stamp from Graphic 45.  It was too small for the card I wanted to make, so I stamped it, scanned it and blew it up to color.  This one I cut by hand so that I could get the shape I wanted on the top.
I used the Cricut Explore and a shape from Ornamental Iron 2 for the flourish frame.  I also used the Silhouette to cut out the sentiment label shapes.
The next one only uses the Silhouette to print and cut the image.  I then colored it and started layering things on the card.  Loving these markers!  Again, this was a google image.

This last one is also a google image.  I just kept layering until I got it the way I wanted it.
The colors didn't photograph as well as I had hoped because the dress is actually a perfect color match to the purples in the background layers, but sometimes the photography isn't our best friend.  Hee! Hee!  The border on the left side is actually from the Anna Griffin cut and emboss collection.
I really loved this paper.  Everyone loves butterflies.  I found the paper at Hobby Lobby.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the cards.  They sure were fun to make.  Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fun Cards with Coloring...

Hey All,

Just a couple of fun cards to share with you.  I had some images from Tiddly Inks and was playing around with Spectrum Noir Markers.

I don't have a lot of details, just that used the Silhouette Cameo with the Print and Cut feature to make these on the fun label shapes.

Hope you enjoy them!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mother's Day Stand Up Card...

Hey All,

Today, I have a fun card to share.  This was a technique from Close to my Heart That I wanted to play with again.  There are several layers to this and then you bend open a window in the center.  Lots of fun to do!
 I decided to make this a stand up card.  I used some paper from Hobby Lobby and the sentiment stamp on the outside is Anna Griffin.  The sentiment stamp on the inside is from My Craft Spot.
 On the bottom of the inside, I used one of the new embossing and cutting folders from Anna Griffin with the cuttlebug for the lace trim.  I am really loving these folders.
 When you make this card, you do a standard stand up card in a 6x6 square.  Then you cut a while mat at 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 square.  Then you cut two prints at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  When that is done, you put a print facing outward on both sides of the white mat.  Attach around the edge with atg or a tape runner.  You then take a ruler and go from outside corner to outside corner.  Using a craft knife, you cut an "X" in the center.  For this one, I just measured 1 1/2 inches from the outside corner to cut the "X" shape.  Then you pull those corners out the the edge and add brads to hold.  I just used a piercing tool, but you could use a setter if needed.  It makes this great frame for the center.  The lavender square is 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 and the white stamped square is 2 x 2.  You might be able to see that I also ran a piece of white through an embossing folder (also Anna) and put it on the back through the window.  The important thing is to do all of this cutting and bending before you attach it to your card base.  Add the embossed layer and then your window layer.  Then add your sentiment with pop dots to make it really stand out.
 I also cut some butterflies out of the paper and added them as well.  I thought about doing some flowers, but decided it really didn't need them.  I didn't want to take away from the window.
Well, I hope you like the card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wedding Gazebo Card

 Hey All,

Today, I have another card for someone at work.  She was wanting a wedding card.  I used the Silhouette Cameo for this one.

I recently purchased the Today's Special with Anna Griffin that came with embossing and cutting folders and matching dies and I am in LOVE with this collection.  This is a half card.  I had to play a bit with flipping the folders to get the texture right, but I used a folder for the overall card and then a border for the left edge.  I used put the whole card in the folder and then opened it back up when I was done embossing with the cuttlebug.  I had a stamp set I used for the sentiments.  All of these shapes are from the Silhouette
The background mat is paper from Thomas Kincaid that I have had for YEARS.  I cut three of the gazebo image with the couple.  I cut out two in white and one in black.  I then used scissors to cut out the white details to raise them up.  I embossed the dress with another folder.
I popped all the layers and finished with some liquid pearl.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you like it.