Guess what? It is the 12th of the month again. For those of you doing the "12 on the 12th for 2012" project, today is the day to take those 12 (or more) photos.
Here is my little eight year old neighbor with her special birthday card. Everyone loves to see their name in print. It is also nice to know that the card you give is custom made just for the recipient.
I used digital papers and embellishments from the Cosmo Cricket "Pixie-Licious" line to create the card. I'll do another post explaining how I used the digital elements to create all of the parts of the card. Once I had everything set up in the Silhouette Studio software, I printed two sheets of white cardstock with registration marks for cutting.
Here are all of the card pieces after cutting. I chose a blue card base from my stash of Papertrey Ink cardstock, this color is Spring Rain.
I continue to be impressed by the detail and accuracy of the cuts I get with the Silhouette Cameo. The narrow frame that I cut from the sentiment page is nearly perfect.
I left a thin white border around the Pixie image to help it stand out on the card front. Some parts of the design needed a little added sparkle so I went over them with the Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen.
I also added some sparkle to the words with some glitter gelly pen touches on the curves of each letter (the font I used is called "Curlz").
The spots around the circle are actually tiny flowers and I added some sparkle to the center of each flower.
I even added a bit of sparkle to the tips of her toes!
I cut four pixies so I would have a few extras. I did notice that the calibration was off a tiny bit on a couple of the images. I'll have to work through the calibration process to see if I can fix the errors.
I added large foam squares to the back of the printed scalloped circle to raise it from the first layer of pattern on the card front.
I wanted the pixie to "float" above the circle so I added a second layer of dots to all of the spots on the back except the one for the heart. I wanted the images to work together and stay level.
This side view shows how the stacked foam squares work to raise the pixie higher and keep the images level.
The inside of the card has an inner liner that was adapted from a large square piece of digital paper. I got the Pixie-Licious paper and elements in digital files from Jessica Sprague.com, you can find them at the top of the page HERE.
This card was a lot of fun to make. It amazes me when I do a print and cut to see how easy it is to just start with white papers or cardstock and produce all of the pieces for your card.
If you'd like more information about how to take the digital images into the Silhouette software and create the cutting lines, please leave a question or comment. I'll try to do another post to show the step by step process.
In other news...our world travelers are home - we picked them up at the airport last night and we are all looking forward to some fun times together before they head out to California. My crafting and blogging time will be limited while they are here but I have lots up my sleeve for later this summer!
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