Saturday, 28 January 2017

Happy Birthday Mum | Silhouette Cameo

Hello there, back today with a card that was made especially for my Mum's Birthday, my Mum loves a slightly bigger cards so this is 8 x 8 inch and I think still perfect for CAS design. Loved creating a larger card than I normally do and shake it up a bit.  

Started with two sheets of A4 300gsm card and cut one sheets by 8x8 and the second one by 8 x 9 and scored this one at one inch and applied strip of double sided tape to the scored piece and adhered this to the 8 x 8 inch card to create a card blank. In the Silhouette Software created square slightly smaller than the card blank then using the scissor tool and selected the solid shape option draw a line across the just near the middle to separate the square into two separate pieces of rectangles.  

Imported two PNG digi stamp images from My Craft Studio Quintessential Country Garden CD ROM ( Sadly unavailable to purchase anymore) into the Silhouette Software and traced both flowers separately and created small offset around each flower, placed them on one of separated rectangles, near the bottom of the rectangle panel (top half this card) and making sure to make a copy of each before welding, remove the PNG digi stamp image and leave on one side, so you just have the cut file, then select all and welded them to together, repeated this twice and flipped the last two horizontally then replace the PNG stamp image to match the cut file, this is quite easy to do as this is such a easy image to line up. Print and cut the image. Then coloured the image in with WHSmith artist quality colouring pencils. 

Print off a background from Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons CD ROM, Using the leftover rectangle panel in the Silhouette Software then placed backing sheet on cricut mat and cut this on the Silhouette, Created a small circle again in the Silhouette Software using Paperchase transfusion space dust vellum (unfortunately unavailable to purchase anymore) and typed the word Mum using Corey font and cut this three times on black card. Shacked the word Mum on top of each other with zig fine glue pen.  Added strip of silver glitter card to the printed background rectangle using thin strip of strong double sided tape then added double sided foam tape to the back of the panel and placed on this to the bottom of the card blank,

Placed strong double sided foam tape to digi stamp rectangle panel and adhere to the top of the card. On the back of the word Mum, added a little strong double sided tape ( so you can't see the adhesive when using vellum) and adhered it to the vellum, pressing firmly. Stamped Happy Birthday from Winnie and Walter The big, The Bold and The Happy stamp set and Versamark onyx black ink pad and acrylic block stamped the sentiment, poured over WOW clear embossing powder and heat set. Added some strong double sided tape to the back of vellum and placed just to the centre of the flowers. To finish added a few sequins and used micro glue dots to adhere them to the card,

Well it was nice to get out of my comfort zone creating this card and my Mum absolutely adored it too. Do you like making slightly bigger cards? Enjoy your weekend. 

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Greenery | 2017 Colour Of The Year

Hello there, today I'm sharing a card that is inspired by the Pantone colour of the year, when Pantone released the colour for 2017 I was delighted as it's such a calming colour and I don't use the greens as much as I should do. This definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and really found the process refreshing. Decided that the best colour to show Greenery at it's best was black and this how I got on.

Created A2 US size card blank using a piece of crelando card, using the big score board to create a fold at the top. Using the Silhouette Software I created rectangle panel and added internal offset to add the stitched effect, placed a piece of green crelando card on cricut mat and cut using the Silhouette Cameo. Whilst I was in the Silhouette software, typed Happy using Corey Font by Rhonna Farrer purchased at the Silhouette design store, cut this three times and cut a simple circle from Paperchase transfusion space dust vellum (sadly unavailable to purchase now)  

Shacked the three Happy's on top of each other using zig fine glue pen. Cut a piece of black down to narrow strip and using my diy stamping tool, rub over the card with a little cornflour (anti static) and stamped Birthday from the Winnie and Walter stamp set using Versafine watercolour stamp pad and pour over WOW embossing opaque bright white embossing powder and heat set with heat tool. Stamped the smaller images from Waffle Flower Willy and Friends stamp set using Versafine watercolour pad and acrylic block all over the green rectangle panel. 

Applied double sided foam tape to the back of the green panel and adhere it to the A2 US card blank. Using zig fine glue pen I adhered the happy to the vellum and added a little strong double sided tape to the back of vellum near the wording and adhered it to the front of the card just near the bottom right of the card. Cut a fishtail into the strip of black card that I've all ready stamped and embossed and added a little double sided foam tape to the back and adhere to the card just underneath the Happy sentiment. Finally added a few Nuvo drops in green and black.

I have thoroughly enjoyed creating this from a colour I don't usually use and it's definitely told that I need to try a lot more colours in the future. Do you like using the colour Green?

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