Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mom and Calligraphic Rose Card

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a card featuring the Mom & Calligraphic Rose Ornament cut file.  It's available in the Silhouette Design Store here. You can use these files separately, or together as I did here.  This would be a great card for Mother's Day, but also for every time you want to give your mom a card!

I chose a coral colour cardstock to cut with my Silhouette Cameo, and then mounted it on black to really make it pop.  To decorate the open areas of the calligraphic rose, I carefully squeezed in some Glossy Accents and then sprinkled with microfine glitter.  Shake off the excess glitter and let dry.  This is so easy to do and would be so pretty with other colours of cardstock and glitter.  Have fun playing!  

Supplies:  Stampin up! cardstock, Elizabeth Craft Designs glitter, Ranger glossy accents, May Arts ribbon, Silhouette Cameo.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Happy birthday Birdhouse Decoration / Spring Birdhouse Decoration

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here today with a fun new structural card by Suzanne that was calling my name!
Put a bird on it!!!!
It's a mashup of two new Silhouette Files

On the Mat

Using elements from both files, I created this fun decoration that is going out as a birthday card to middle son's special someone!
The Happy Birthday Greeting is Print and Cut.
To facilitate mailing, put double sided tape on the tabs, leave the release paper on the top and offer a few words of encouragement!

This file could be used for so many occasions- table place cards-cake toppers-a lovely thank you to anyone who sits at a desk.
(If you want to see what is on my desk, hop over to WOYWW)
Create Without Limits!!!

Questions and Comments Welcomed

Friday, May 5, 2017

Periodic Table Fun

Every once in a while I poke my left brain and remind it that I used to use it all the time.  Thanks to my friend Susan, we have a Periodic Table of the Elements shower curtain (yes, just like on The Big Bang Theory!) 

It all started with Cu Te Pi....

These are just plain fun and I have to thank Design Team Member Connie Nichol for adding to the list!  I have a very dusty degree in chemistry and Connie is a working soil scientist, so her left brain is well-oiled! And this is what happens.... 

I see these as super fun designs to go on little t-shirts and onesies.  My next challenge is to research heat transfer materials so I can share some tips about making your own custom apparel.

Mother isn't available until Monday on the Silhouette site, but wouldn't that make a fun Mother's Day t-shirt for the science-type mom?  It's coming very soon! 

Oh, wait, I just had an idea for another one!  Check my Silhouette profile on Monday. (Maybe Tuesday depending on how overloaded the Silhouette staff are with new designs.)
Thanks for having a look!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Birdhouse - Spring Has Returned here today with a birdhouse card. I'm using one of Suzanne's newest files which is so cute I couldn't resist. BIG GRIN. It's available on the Silhouette onLine store. Just click on the image to purchase.

I'm also using a quote, part of a quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design. ("Sometimes I Just Look Up..."); ("Spring Has Returned..."); ("Just For You" 4pce set)

Scored and folded my white card to create a 5"w x 7"h card.

Embossed the clouds using Elizabeth Craft Designs  "Clouds" embossing folder, then hit the high points direct to paper with Distress "Tumbled Glass" pad.

Opened the file, increased the size so the birdhouse height was approx 7"h. Cut all the elements from white cardstock and colored with various Distress pads and markers. Assembled everything. Used a fabric ribbon of leafy vine which was white and I colored with Distress Stain "Mowed Lawn". Added golden yellow pearl centers to the flowers. Voila - so easy...

I used my Misti to do the stamping, both for the quote and sentiment, masking the rest of the quote around the word "Smile" and using Versafine Black Onyx, then clear embossing.

Inside: I stamped the bird (Stacy Stamps "Chipping Sparrow") using the black, clear embossed and cut around it. Colored with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. Adhered to inside.

Again used my Misti to stamp the words using the black and clear embossing.

Hope you enjoyed today's project.