The daughter of dear friends of ours and her hubby welcomed their firstborn, a daughter named Kennedy, into their family on 11/1/11. I have been anxious to make a card and quilt, but with all of the craziness of the past few months, I wasn’t able to give it the time I felt it deserved. I was finally able to sit down today and make a card to welcome this sweet bundle of joy. Making the quilt is next on my agenda and once it’s completed I’ll share it with you.
I spent the entire day working on the design, coloring and cutting and re-sizing a variety of shapes with my new Silhouette Cameo. It was such a pleasure to spend the day working on such a fun card.
Being a newbie to the Silhouette world, I started out by downloading a few designs to start the project. The oval with the scalloped edge, the top border (without the cutout circles) and the tag were all downloads from the Silhouette Store. You gotta love the ability to download an image anytime it’s needed without running out to buy a costly cartridge.
I wanted to use the large scalloped shape as a matte and have a white oval to stamp and color the design. Since the scalloped oval didn’t have a topper I enjoyed playing around with the various tools to design one to fit. I worked and re-worked the dimensions of the white smaller oval to fit just inside leaving a tiny border. It took 4 tries, but in the end it was the perfect size and fit. The top border was also a design that I downloaded from the Silhouette site. However, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and opted to add a white glittered topper to the border. Now that was a design feat in itself, at least for me. Why you ask? Because the original design didn’t have the cutout circles and it had to be resized to fit over the pink border. That took a bit of time for me, but in the end it turned out just as it looked in my mind’s eye. The sentiment was stamped on another image downloaded from the Silhouette Online Store. Again, the white portion was resized to fit over the bottom layer leaving just a hint of pink showing. By the time I got to the sentiment design it was much easier and faster to reformat the size.
Thanks are in order for those fantastic tutorials and members over at the Silhouette Plus Group. I would have never known how to use the offset function or make duplicate images if it weren’t for those wonderful gals. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talent to help all the newbies like myself.
Well that’s it for today. Thank you for visiting and have a Blessed New Year!!!
Supplies used for this project:
Playtime Stamp from Stampavie/Rachelle Anne Miller
White card stock – Papertrey Ink
Pink card stock – SU
Patterned Paper – Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby
Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol & blending stump
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter – SU
Quickie Glue Pen
2 Way Glue – SU
Silhouette Shapes from their Online Store
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Dimensionals – Michaels