I enjoy using my Silhouette Cameo so much that I can’t stop raving about it. The Silhouette replaces so many products in my craft room including most of my punches and in some cases stamps. As you can tell from this card, the words are cut out rather than being stamped which gave it another layer of dimension. In any case, I enjoy making projects with my Cameo so it made total sense to use cut images for this year’s Valentine Card to my sweet hubby. Shhhhh, he hasn’t seen this yet:-)
In addition to the cut images that I either purchased or received as a free download, I decided to jump in with both feet and design the scalloped edge card base myself. It took much trial and error but I’m quite happy with the final result. I know I could have purchased a scalloped edge card base from the Silhouette store, but I just felt the need to create something from start to finish myself. Albeit, a simple, simple design, it’s my own efforts that put it together and that was the goal. As I learn more I hope to try my hand at designing files that are more detailed and intricate. Once I get a bit more proficient at designing, I’ll be sharing those file for free here on this blog.
Now onto the card. The “Love Birds” image was designed by Samantha Walker and can be purchased at the Silhouette Online Store. I think the image is quite beautiful and appropriate for this occasion. The inside “love” pop up is a free download from Under a Cherry Tree. Jin is an incredibly talented artist and has a wealth of information that she shares on her blog. Jin also offers tutorials on You Tube that have been quite helpful to me as a new Silhouette owner. I can’t thank Jin enough for sharing her time, talent and inspiration to those of us needing the extra help!
Even though this card is for my hubby, I couldn’t resist adding the pearls & ribbon. I also tried my hand at making a stick pin to add just a bit more interest to the card. Our granddaughter, Morgan, chose all of the beads for the pin and I think she did a super job.
I couldn’t be more pleased with how this card turned out and hope he enjoys it on Tuesday.
Thank you for visiting and stay tuned for my next post which will be a new baby quilt that should be finished by this evening.
Supplies used in this project
Red card stock – SU
White card stock – Papertrey Ink
Organdy ribbon – SU
Pearls from either Hobby Lobby or Michaels (I can’t recall)
Beads – ?
Love Birds image from Samantha Walker through the Silhouette Online Store
Love pop up inside card design from Jin at Under the Cherry Tree
Scalloped edge card base designed by me
Silhouette Cameo Designer Edition Software to design the card base