Come And Join Me In My Creativity Zone

Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back To The Basics - Another Black and White Card

With my Silhouette SD now resting in peace, I tried re-living the pre-Silhouette era. It seems so hard to imagine how I can come up with a nice card without my beloved Silhouette. Well, it was, indeed, not easy so I cheated :-). I patiently rummaged through the ton of unused cut designs that I've been tossing into a small bin instead of the trash as I always feel guilty for being wasteful. I found pieces of this black frame with a birthday sentiment on it which were meant for cards that I never finished and eventually completely forgotten. The idea of another black and white card immediately hit me and the next thing I knew, I have a new card!

As the creative juices started flowing, I came up with another new ribbon style by cutting strips of fine ribbon, about 2.75 inches long, and glued the tips together. I used 6 folded strips to form like a quarter of  a flower held by a button as you can see on the photos. I happen to have this polka dot ribbon which was perfect for the card. I love my Cuttlebug but I have not used it as much as I should so I thought of making good use of it for this card. I used my Swiss Dots and Leafy Branch embossing folders, both by Cuttlebug. I used 4 layers of ribbons to cover the cut between the 2 embossed pieces. The first layer is a wide cream organza, second layer is a black organza, third layer is a cream ribbon topped with the same dotted fine ribbon I used for the flower ribbon. The black frame for the sentiment is from the set of Spellbinders Fancy Tags. BTW, this is not exactly a black and white card as I used a dirty white color which is a very light cream color.

This card speaks so much of the style of cards that I used to make before I started using the Silhouette machine. It's a nice feeling going back to my old roots :-).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nurse Card

This was the card I was making when my Silhouette machine suddenly stopped working. I needed to finish the card so I made do with whatever I could. I rummaged through my stash and I was so lucky to find 2 layered tags that match the color scheme of the card. I redid the sentiments to match the size of the tags and to print the lines as well of the oval shape so I can cut them by hand. It's a good thing that the nurse I used doesn't have an intricate shape so it was pretty easy to cut it by hand. I found the metal flower brads which are perfect embellies for one of the tags. I thought I did a pretty good job making do with whatever I can in the 'absence' of my Silhouette machine. I was just happy to be able to finish the card.

The very cute nurse is a graphics that I purchased online from Sunflower Friends: There were 3 nurses in the file for only $0.80.They have a lot of super cute stuff. They have an ongoing sale for individual graphics for only $0.20 per file.

This card is for my niece for whom I made the graduation cap card when she graduated from nursing last April. I made this card to congratulate her for passing the nursing board exam.

I couldn't share any of the files used on this card as they are all Silhouette designs and the nurse is copyrighted, too.

Base of the card:   round_doily_C20091012222051_20509
Tag for 'You did it':  24_label_frame_tag_C00907_19210
Tag for 'Congratulations':  3_labels_C00799_20509