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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.  


Maryann said...

OH MY GOSH Helen, you have really outdone yourself here today. All these cards are sooo gorgeous, and all soo filled with gorgeous details, that you keep seing new details every time you look at them here. I am sooo impressed, and sooo overwhelmed with all the beautiful work here. You are definitely one talented lady, that´s for sure, and I absolutely LOVE everything, you´ve shown here today. It´s simply stunning work all of it. Keep them comming hun, keep them comming. I love to watch them all in their beauty.

Diane Schultz said...

Hi Helen, Your cards are just GORGEOUS!!! Your flowers are out of this world beautiful. Care to share where to got the file for the rose and bell shaped flowers? Have a Cameo and hardly use it! This would be a great way to get that machine working again!! Thanks for sharing & being an inspiration!!

Debs Artliff said...

Good morning Helen what beautiful card you have made i love the colours and the styles that you have done. Take care xxx


kathi17 said...

Your cards are outstandingly beautiful with all those gorgeous flowers and doilies!

I was looking at the Cameo last Christmas, but didn't ask hubby for it because I already have a Pazzles which I rarely use.

I will look into the Cameo some more. I think it does some things I wanted to use the Pazzles for that it turned out the Pazzles didn't do.

kool klothez said...

Having just found your site I find it a real delight.
Like Diane above I would like to know the design # from the Silhouette store of the bell flowers you made please.
My email address is
Thanks Kay

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