Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day and Happy Birthday to Rachel

Another teenager in the family, only one more to go.  Hope everyone had a lovely Canada Day and enjoyed or will enjoy the fireworks tonight.  We certainly can't complain about the weather can we, sunny and yet not humid....great!

Here are the cards I promised to post that we did in card class on Thursday.  Always lovely to hear the ladies say "I can't believe I learned something new again tonight".   Linda and I often wonder what more can we do for the seasoned cardmaker to make it interesting to come to class, but when we hear that, we know we've done enough. 
 So here's what they were working on in class.

This card was a good amount of cutting with the Spellbinders dies and the Cuttlebug and at first the ladies thought it was quite intense.  However once they had made it they felt it wasn't so bad after all. 

Although intricate, taken step by step it's not nearly so intimidating and would make a lovely wedding card.

This faux pyrimage card was quick and surprisingly easy to make.   We used an economical stamp at just $2.69 and cut off the leaves and stem to make it the way I wanted it to be.  Using Picked Raspberry, one of the new Summer Distress inks, the blossom stands out boldly.  We also stamped the background with an Impression Obsession background stamp again using a Distress Ink.  Although we didn't put dimensionals between the layers for the sample, one of the ladies at class did, and it gave a lovely pyrimage look.

This card again used an economical stamp at just $1.69, but was stamped with Versamark and again with a white ink.  This gave a nice depth to the design.  Once again a nice fast card when you need one in a hurry.

I made a pop up card for Rachel's birthday, but forgot to photograph that, so will show you that later.  If you click on this link here, you will see the cards that both Linda and I made for her last year.  You'll find Linda's posted on July 7th and mine on July 1st.  Maybe they will offer you some inspiration.

This past week or so I've talked to a couple of ladies in the store about different free fonts that they can download and use with their Silhouette machines.  Here's a link to one at - remember these are to be used for personal use only.   This one is for tools and you can print out a key so that you can just check that for whichever tool you want instead of going through all the alphabet.  There are many many more fonts like this where you can install the font and use it to cut a shape on the Silhouette SD or Cameo.  This was the font we used to cut the hammer that was on our June Card Class in a Bag.   you can see that on our flickr website here.

Until later, happy crafting


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