Today, I spent some time exploring sketch designs and pen tools for the Silhouette. So often, I dedicate a large amount of time to some of the more complex tools in Silhouette Studio that I forget about all the bottoms on the left! 😆
It’s really easy to draw or modify designs using the Pen tool. The lines can be set to automatically “smooth out” if you don’t have the best digital drawing hand.
Here is a look at the final product. Thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow is the launch of the new 2015-2106 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. One of my favorite items in the new catalog is the yearly charity stamp set for Ronald McDonald House. When you purchase the RMH Stamp set $3 is donated to the charity. This year’s stamp set is called “Sprinkles of Life”. It’s a versatile stamp set featuring lots of shapes that play double duty. A cupcake top can become a tree or a scope of ice cream! (There’s even a matching punch… 😉 ) I’ll update this post with a video and a complete supply list but today I offer a tease…
I used a sketch from cardchallenges.com that you can see here.
I didn’t deviate from the sketch too much. I did a little flipping and banner trimming but that’s about it. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a process video, and links to supplies.
Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and that means it’s time to start making some cards! For my first Mother’s Day card, I created a “card kit” that I can cut with my Silhouette. The inspiration for the cut file came from a sketch from MFT and a stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called “My Mother”. (The “My Mother” set was discontinued. You’ll have to search for it for it if you really want it. 🙂 )
Instead of circles, I used a wavy line and a simple, matted square instead of the two-piece rectangle for the main image. Here is the sketch from MFT:
I had the sketch in my head when I started drawing but after you start doodling something, your mind goes other places. Those other places landed me here…
I’ll have the cut file, supply list and process video uploaded for you soon! There might even be a free code coming up for Silhouette Sunday! 😎
I admit it, I have a strange love affair with coloring mediums when it comes to crafting. Now, I know some people wouldn’t classify it as “strange” but I certainly do…. Why you ask? It’s because I buy these coloring things and don’t use them. Or, even worst, I use them once and then set them in the back of a closet. I’m not sure why, but I keep looking for something new then default to the old.
I let history repeat itself with Stampin’ Up’s new “Blendability” markers. I was attracted to the potential of having all the colors pre-matched to cardstock. Although I haven’t used these markers much, I think they may actually stay out of the closet for some time. 8)
Just label it what it is – insanity.
I guess the same could be said with cute stamp sets as well. I’m always attracted to these really cute, kid style stamps and I don’t have any kids! I guess my co-workers will have to keep loving the child themed goodies they get. I’m sure they will – we are all in special education and each guilty of loving something very kiddish!
Since the new year has rolled in, I’ve realized that I really have flowers and girly and hearts on the brain. This became really obvious to me when I started digging for Valentine’s Day goodies on January 3, lol! One thing I haven’t got on the brain is traditional. I’ve recently purchased several new Valentine’s Day inspired paper pads but have been avoiding the color. I’m not sure why, but black and gold seems more lovely to me than pink and red…. It’ll come back in favor with me at some point. 😉
This card came together super fast because I used my Cameo to cut all the pieces. I didn’t do any real “design work” in the software so I didn’t film any screen footage. If you have any questions though, just let me know. Thanks for stopping by!