I've been taking an online card class in die cutting and also, most importantly, how to use my Silhouette electronic die cutter. I never really used my Silhouette that much but now I am using it all the time... I am so in love with my little machine! I ...

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Been doing some... cutting!

I've been taking an online card class in die cutting and also, most importantly, how to use my Silhouette electronic die cutter.  I never really used my Silhouette that much but now I am using it all the time... I am so in  love with my little machine!

I made this card with no stamping... I just found a butterfly shape I liked, duplicated and resized it, and stacked the layers.  I also cut the sentiment out.  All the cutting files are from the Silhouette store... and they were only 99 cents each  Once you purchase the cutting files you can use them as much as you want and resize them as you like.  Pretty neat if you ask me  and a lot cheaper than buying multiple dies!

I'll have some more cards from the class and will post them when I have time. 

~Cindy







 CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: SU Black
Paper:  Basic Grey
Ink:  None!
Stamps: None!
Embellishments:  wired twine
    



Velveteen Technique...

I tried this "Velveteen" technique created by the fabulous Shari Carroll from Hero Arts.  You can check out the tutorial  HERE.  It was fun and I really like the effect.  The metal butterfly was an afterthought... it's been sitting on my desk and I am not sure if I like it or not on this card.  It looks a lot better in person than on this scan. 

~Cindy









 CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Hero Arts Lilac notecards, white cardstock
Ink:  Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Lilac, Bubble Gum, and Wet Cement), Hero Arts White,
Memento black
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Embellishments:  Hero Arts pearls, metal Butterfly
    



Birthday card for my Dad...



I made this card a while back for my Dad's birthday, which is  coming up at the end of the week.  He will be 79 and loves flying RC planes.  I hope he likes it!

I know I have been MIA for quite a while but some days I am just not feeling very well, which means I don't feel like stamping or doing much else.  I am finally getting caught up here at home so hopefully I can stamp more instead of doing housework and trying to catch up.  *fingers crossed*

~Cindy

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white), SU black, misc. cloud paper
Ink:  Memento
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Tools: Cloud die cuts, Prismacolor pencils and Goo Gone, embossing folder, string
    



Summer Camp - Week One Technique Challenge

The technique challenge for this week was to make a window card using this weeks color combo:



Here is what I came up with at 2 AM this morning when my mojo decided to show up LOL.  Hey, what can I say, when the mojo shows up you just have to take advantage of it and STAMP!




~Cindy

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white)
Ink:  Memento
Stamps: Hero Arts/Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink
Tools: Memento marker, Nestabilities, circle punches, twine
    


I'm off to Summer Camp... Week One Color Combo

I'm off to Summer Card Camp (online) with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner, as well as many other talented guests.  It's week one and here's the color combo:


This color combo is really out of the box for me.  I tend to stick with more muted colors and it took me a while to come up with an idea.  Here is the card I came up with:




I'm really looking forward to seeing what other fun ideas and color combos are coming up... I have a technique card to post too so check back later...

~Cindy

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury (white), SU (black)
Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny Dots
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Tools: Cuttlebug, embossing folder, Hero Arts pearls

    


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