August 24, 2012

Break A Leg

You usually hear "break a leg" when you're wishing someone good luck on stage.  Not in this case. 
A friend of mine took a nasty fall and broke her leg.  She had surgery yesterday.  I thought I'd make a card to help brighten her day. 

I used the bone frame file from the on-line Silhouette store.  After bringing the bone image onto my virtual mat, I used the knife with the sawtooth edge to "break" it.  I did a small 0.45 offset for the dark mat behind to give it some contast and definition.

I decided to use vellum cardstock for the bandaid so that you could see the sawtooth edge behind it.

Thanks for stopping by.

August 16, 2012

Summer Strawberries

Hello Everyone!  Cameo Spotlight is a new blog challenging Silhouette Cameo owners to some fun new projects.  The current challenge is to focus on summertime.   My sister is a strawberry fanatic and her birthday is this month.  This is the card and gift box I came up with to mail to her.  The image is a strawberry card from the Silhouette on-line store.  Doesn't it just say summertime?  The card layers are:  white base, black seed layer, and the top polka dot layer with seed holes cut out to expose the black layer below.  I used black stickles in those holes for a little bit of glossy shine.  Oh so pretty!  Inside, I chose to use a rhinestone file and switched out the blade for a sketch pen using the Chomas Creations pen holder (love that thing!).  I used a glitter pen, not sure the camera picked it up very well.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Inc Sweet as Can Be stamp set. 

What says summertime better than a pint of strawberries?  The files I used for the box and the berries are, again, from the Silhouette on-line store.  The largest berry is really the gift box.  My sister's gift is nestled inside.  The smaller berries are the same file that I reduced to 45%. 

I had a blast making this and hope you get inspired to try something like this too.  Thanks for stopping by.

August 13, 2012

Kickin' Up Your Heels

Hello Everyone!  Today I made a card for our daughter's birthday.  She loves fashion, so when I found this glittered cheetah print designer paper, I knew I had to include it on her card.  I created the high heel from the Stiletto Card file from the Silhouette on-line store. I resized it to fit the card front and cut the darker brown background layer.  I then created an inset layer, cut off the heel and ran my glitter paper into the Silhouette as fast as I could, because I was so excited to see how it would turn out.  I ended up having to use a blade setting of 6 and a double cut.  The glitter paper was pretty thick.  I glued the 2 pieces together and added the bling down the heel of the shoe and clustered a few rhinestones as a focal point on the top of the shoe.  I couldn't stop there, and felt a gold bow at the back of the shoe was a must :-)  The sentiment is from Humor in High Heels (SU retired) and inside I computer generated a sentiment that says "Kick up your heels and enjoy your birthday". 

And what's a girl to do without the proper handbag?  It's just not possible to go out without one!!!  I created this from some wonderful gold, textured designer paper that I found at Michaels.  It feels like cloth and looks kind of like a soft leather.  The silhouette cut it like a dream.  I accented it with some of the glitter paper, made a tag for some purse jewelry.  I even put some "feet" on the bottom of the bag.  I think I could have gone on and on with decorating the bag, but I had to stop somewhere.  I placed a gift card inside this little gem and called it good. 

What more can I say.  I had a blast making this! 

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions.