I wanted to make a Christmas card with an ornament but realized I didn’t have a stamp set with one. So I combined some older stamps with some new and came up with this. The border of the ornament is made from a stamp from my Borders Corners and Circles set from Papertrey Ink. The inside is made from a stamp from a Paper Smooches set called Whirligigs. The garland, the hanger and the ornament topper is from another set called WhirlyGigs from Technique Tuesday. The sentiment is from the Holiday Sayings set from Hero Arts. A quick and easy card that I’ll probably make in different colors to mail out this Christmas.
I had so much fun making the gumball machine card, in my previous post, that I decided to make another card with my Cameo today. I’ve found that selecting a basic shape and then designing your card around it, is really very easy. In the Studio software I can design my card, move things around, resize, copy, paste and delete until my heart’s content without wasting a scrap of paper. You can even try out different color combinations and patterns on your computer before you cut out your shapes.
The star with the cute heart in the center is from the Banner Day SVG set by Lettering Delights. I cut the star and the heart out of white card stock and then colored them in with my Copic Markers. (If you want to use SVG cutting files from other companies you need to use the Designer Edition of the Studio software.)
Now that you can see how quick and easy it is to create a card with your Silhouette Cameo or SD, try creating one yourself. First check out The Cameo Spotlight challenge to see if you can incorporate the colors in the current theme. Then go link up your creation!
This week at RetroSketches it’s one of Kasia’s beautiful cards that our sketch is based on. You can see her bright and cheerful card HERE. I’ve decided to turn the sketch and use a vertical or portrait version of the design. I used the Hello Sunshine stamp and die sets from Papertrey Ink to create the rays of sunshine and the sentiment. I adore vellum so I placed a pale blue strip over the top of the chevron patterned paper to soften it. Then I cut 2 orange rays and a sun— tucking them behind the sentiment layer to add more dimension.
Come join us this week—we’d love to see your take on this week’s RetroSketch!
Another quick post today! I wanted to get this card posted before the challenge deadline over at the Papertrey Ink Blog. I’ll be cutting it close but I think I’ll make it just in time. I used the Borders & Corners Circles stamp set by Papertrey Ink for the sentiment.
Isn’t the inspiration photo gorgeous? I’ll be back tomorrow with a new sketch from RetroSketches.
There are daily events and challenges going on over at the Papertrey Ink Blog. It’s a fast pace extravaganza and I wanted to participate in some of the challenges but it’s hard to keep up with the short time they allow to submit projects. I combined the Papertrey challenge with the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I used Spellbinders Circle dies and the Tim Holtz Alterations Brackets die by Sizzix for this card. I have been fighting a bug for the past couple of days and just don’t have a ton of energy to keep up with the daily challenges. Jessica Witty’s Pinterest photo inspiration really got my creative juices flowing despite my not feeling well.
Stamps: Borders & Corners & Polka Dot Basics by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ocean, Sweet Leaf & Topiary by CTMH
Paper: Meadow Lark by My Minds Eye
Cutting Dies: Spellbinders Circles & Tim Holtz Alterations Brackets by Sizzix
I absolutely adore Papertrey Ink stamps! I have a few sets but haven’t picked up any new ones yet. They are giving away a sheet of freebie images to create the challenge card with. How awesome is that? I decided to use the adorable Bee Mine bee by Beth Silaika for my card.