Sometimes I cut out multiple pieces of a design I’ve created with my Silhouette Cameo. This way I can create different versions easily and quickly. The cutting file on this card is from yesterday’s card. Just scroll down to the post below to see how different it can look. I used my new distress ink colors to create a marbled background for the heart window.
I mentioned in my Special to Me card post on Friday that I received some new Distress Inks for Christmas. I promised that I would share a card using them. I used the ink sparingly on this card. I wanted to experiment with how they would look on vellum. I added some ink to my Ranger craft sheet and then spritzed some water onto the ink. I then placed a piece of vellum onto the wet ink. The vellum stays wet for a very long time so I dried it with my heat gun. I love the dreamy look that it produced! Now I think I’ll make a card incorporating a larger area using this technique. I stamped the sentiment onto a white strip of cardstock that I placed underneath the piece of inked vellum.
Supplies: Word Salad stamp set by Paper Smooches, Newspaper Background by Hero Arts, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks by Ranger.
I was playing around with making a card for the next CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and ended up with 2 cards. This one is made from the negative cut from the card you’ll see on Thursday. I used the negative shape that was left over as a stencil and sponged the number 25 with it.
Stamps: CL343 and CL106 by Hero Arts
My cardmaking activities have slowed down to a snail’s pace now. As a consequence, I have a lot of crafty free time and boredom is not my friend! So I’m going to take this “PEACFUL” time to make some cards just for fun. Today’s card was inspired by a punch I purchased a while back that I never got around to using until now. I used my distress inks to create the background behind the stars. I colored the tiny grosgrain ribbon with one of my Copic markers so that it would match. The wonderful sentiment is from the Holiday Sayings CL343 stamp set from Hero Arts.
P.S. If you’re like me and find you have some free time over the weekend, consider playing along with us over at CAS(E) this Sketch! A sketch challenge is always a GREAT boredom buster!
We had some really beautiful submissions in our last challenge! Please stop by The Cameo Spotlight to see the winner’s outstanding cards. This time our theme is triangles. The design team have all come up with very different interpretations that I know you’ll really enjoy! Here’s my little 4.25″ x 4.25″ Sweetie Pie card that I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.
We have a surprise guest designer with us this week and a super fantastic prize from Lettering Delights! You’ll have to drop by The Cameo Spotlight to see who she is and find out what the SUPER FANTASTIC PRIZE is!!!
Wow, have you ever had an idea in your head for a card and it just didn’t translate in reality? I spent over and hour on a card for this sketch and ended up trashing it and starting all over again! In my first card I tried a masking technique that was messy and very time-consuming, yet a lot of fun. I’m definitely going to try it again on another card in the future.
I decided to make the wonderful swooping angle in the sketch into rocket exhaust. I used my tried and true vellum paper to give it a transparent appearance. The adorable spaceship is from the Space Cadet stamp set by Paper Smooches. The stars and sentiment are also from this set. The embossing folder I used to create the look of an alien terrain is called Carnivale from the Retro Cirque set by Sizzix. So, now it’s your turn to go boldly over to the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge blog and submit your project!!! While your there, check out the fantastic creations that the other designers have created!
Our first Cameo Spotlight challenge is finally here! It’s been so much fun getting everything ready!!! The TCS Design Team created some AMAZING cards for the first challenge! We decided to go with a bright and happy summer theme. Below is my interpretation of this challenge’s theme. I used the Kaleidoscope and the flap Card Base #7 cutting files from the Silhouette Online Store to make my card. I typed the words, “FUN IN THE SUN” and placed them on the path of the circle. Then I subtracted the letter shapes so that they would be cut out in the negative.
Come on over to The Cameo Spotlight to see the fantastic projects the other Designers have created for you today! We’d LOVE to see your summer cards too!!! This is a 2 week challenge so there’s plenty of time to play along. Stop by The Cameo Spotlight to check out the details.
I haven’t created a card with my Silhouette Cameo in a while so I grabbed an image in my library and made this. It’s one of the 4×6 Sunburst Life Cards from the Silhouette Online Store. I started out by sponging some Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink onto a piece of white card stock for the sun ray background. Then I spritzed water onto the ink so it would blend and have a subtle mottled look. Trimming the background left me with some extra pieces that I made into cute little banners. The sentiment is from the Everyday Sayings stamp set by Hero Arts.