I have used the lovely sketch currently over at Sketch & Stash for this summery birthday card for a young girl. The cut-files are perhaps arguably less evident in this one - but my Cameo has indeed seen some use, most notably in the sentiment panels on the front but also to create my shining sun. I also used a digitised version of the image so that I could perform a print & cut with the Cameo for a precise cut around the image's hand. Silhouette users just might also spot that I added a lilac 'sewing line' via the Silhouette software to the floral paper.
Once all printed off, I coloured the image with Promarkers and added Anita's Clear 3-d Gloss to the 3 'brads' made from card & also to the centre of my radiant sunshine. Not used this gloss in ages but I hope it has given a nice extra element to the overall effect. I think my photography skills leave a lot to be desired as the yellow 'brad' is actually the same colour as the sun but the reflection off the glossy finish is making it more of an orangey-yellow than it is in real life - & yet the gloss on the sun isn't really showing at all!!!! LOL. The image's mat, along with the 3 sentiment mats & 3 brads were all mounted using either foam pads/ glue gel or even both to give that bit of dimension.
|The 'Bee happy' was cut but the rest of the inside's sentiment printed.|
Of course, I decorated the inside of the card too using the same papers as those on the front & added yet another cut-work sentiment (Bee Happy pun) to the central panel so the background colour would peep through & I gave the top corner the same cut-work sun (again with a glossy centre) as on the front of the card to help unify the design.
Challenges I wish to enter are:
Sketch & Stash - design sketch (old items from stash - 3-d Gloss & striped twine, new stash - digital papers)
My Craft Spot - as cute as a bug
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - anything with wings
Victorine - in the garden with bugs/animals
Craft-Room - here comes summer
Deep Ocean - welcome summer
Stamp & Create - summer fun
Crafty Sentiments - fun in the sun
Ribbon Carousel - fun in the sun (plus spooled item - twine)
Whoopsie Daisy - fun in the sun/summer
Aud Sentiments - summer
Creative Corner - summertime
Delicious Doodles - stitching (real or faux)
Artistic Inspirations - ribbon or twine
Silhouette Challenge - print & cut ( papers/ image/ sentiments)
Country View - die cuts (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Emerald Faerie - punches/dies (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Cupboard Trilogy - birthday
My Sheri Crafts - birthday
Sweet Stampin' - cute & cuddly (isn't she just?!!?)
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Pollycraft - anything goes
There She Goes - anything goes.