Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Silhouette Cameo cards

I have finally had some time to have more of a play with my Silhouette Cameo, trying to do some more intricate cutting with it.  I have made some cards with the results.

The first one is a card I have made for my Mum for Mother's Day.  

This one is one of the most intricate doilies I have done with the Cameo.  It is amazing!
The design is available at the Silhouette store.  

I decided because the doily was so intricate, I would keep the rest of the card quite simple.  
The flowers I have made with the Spellbinders Rose creation dies and the leaves I have used the Martha Stewart rose leaf punch which I have sponged with a couple of different green ink pads.  The sentiment I have cut out with the Cameo as well.  

The next card is also with a doily from the Silhouette Store.

I have backed the cream oval doily with a pink.  I have used a hydrangea and peony designer paper that I have had for quite a while in my stash, and I particularly like.  

The sentiment tag was also done with the Cameo

The roses and the Bell flowers have also been cut out with the cameo.  Again I have used the Martha Stewart rose leaf punch for the leaves and a ash leaves punch.  The daisies are also a tiny punch.  

This card I have just cut the corner with the Cameo

I have mounted it on some very pretty pearlised designer paper.  The rose I have done with the Spellbinder Rose creations die and the leaves again are the Martha Stewart leaf punch

This nest one is a Doily Gate card, another doily available from the Silhouette store.
I made the card up by cutting the doily image in half in the software, and welded them to a square that was the size I wanted the card.  Then it was cut out in one piece. 

 I then made a separate card that had the fold on the top, just very slightly narrower that the other part and attached the left over piece of the hydrangea and peony paper from the card earlier on the front of it and attached that to the back part of the gate part.  

Again the roses petal parts are cut out on the Cameo as is the sentiment tag.
I however had to glue the flowers and leaves along with the tab in a certain way, so that the gate card could still be opened, so that the inside part can be lifted up and written on the inside.  

I finally made up a box template on the Cameo software to put the card into.

My final card I have done the most with the Cameo.  
I created the doily frame in the software 

Also the Sentiment centre and scalloped backing were done with the Cameo
The main big pink flower, the white and pink pom pom flowers either side of it were also.  The other pink flower on top of the white bow and the tiny little pink flowers were also made with petals cut out with the Cameo.  

The image is Chrissy's Prom Digital Stamp from Sassy Studio Designs. I have coloured it with Water colour pencils.  The background paper is one of the wonderful freebies from Far Far Hill website.  
I have to say it is the first time I have made a stick pin to put in the flowers, I have seen them used on lots of cards, but have never had a go at making one.  I have to say I will need to look out for some better beads, I think you are better off having quite a range to make them with.  

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Blue birthday girl

Here is another card using Marianne Creatables cards again.  My favourite brand of die!

I have used the Marianne Creatables Small Oval LR035 which I have lightly sponged with a pale blue ink pad.  The picture is from 'far far hill' website, which has some wonderful freebies like papers, postcards, vintage photographs and flower pictures.

I have also used the Vintage Fan die LR0264 also sponged, and added a circular sentiment.   

The main flower is the Spellbinder Rose creations dies, the Marianne Creatables Branch & Flower Dies 1 & 2, and the Memory Box Phlox die.  Leaves are the Cheery Lynn Stacker leaf die, the Marianne Creatables 3 leaves die LR0192 and the Martha Stewart Branch punch.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Two cards with the round passe-partout Craftables Die

I have done two cards with the Marianne Round passe-partout Craftables Die CR1239 for Fat Cats Card Corner.

The first one I have done the die with the circle cut out to make a separate doily.  I have used the smaller doily for the sentiment.

The paper I have used in this one is a download paper from far far hill   The are absolutely gorgeous.  The flowers are made with the Cheery Lynn Build a flower #3, the stamen a punch.  The leaves are the Marianne Creatables Leafy Swirl Creatables LR0151 die, the sprigs are also a Marianne Creatables  die LR0106 Daisy flower die set.  Finally some cream lace, some pearls and ribbon to finish it off.

The second card is a digi stamp I got a while ago, coloured with aqua pencils.  
The passe-partout die this time was cut out without the circle part so you just get the internal part.  

Again I used one of the pretty papers from Far Far Hill and edged with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch.

The flowers are made with the Joy Crafts Vintage flower die.  The leaves are both Marianne Creatables dies LR0226 and LR0192. Some blue and silver gems and some white ribbon finished it off.  


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Fan with Roses

One of the most gorgeous series of Dies that are being made at the moment is the Marianne Creatables such as the Anja dies.  They are really pretty, with a vintage, timeless look.  I love them.  I have just got the Vintage Fan die LR0264.  

I have cut them out on some cream card, and sponged the embossed parts with a some medium pink ink.  The die came with the a backing piece, which I didn't use this time.  I have put a tiny vintage rose picture which was printed on some parchment paper which makes it look a little like it is painted.  

I finished it off by putting a gem brad through the holes in the bottom of each of the six parts, and made a small tassel with some embroidery floss.  It was that easy, but it looks very pretty.