After a bit of a hard time the past 3 weeks I treated myself with the lovely stamp set from Stampers Anonymous by Tim Holtz. I was extremely happy, that I got them at all in Germany, where we get all new things 1 year later usually.
So just before the weekend I got my little package and started directly stamping and painting. I also got back my good mood directly. I am not much of a stamper, but these little character birds are just too cute and funny and it was so relaxing to sit in the sun messing around with color.
Tracing and cutting with my Cameo worked very well with PixScan. Then today I made some cards for next weeks birthdays, a mix of Cameo-cut words, parts of my own collage sheets and die cut elements out of my Bigshot. Now my workshop is a mess! So I start the new week with tidying up…
This is a file I created for the course I gave in February here in Germany ( where the Silhouette cutting machines are just getting popular) to show the basics of Silhouette Studio with the example of making popup cards.
You have to make dashed lines exactely at 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of the card. Then you can design the inner part just as you like to pop out.
We made a simple sky scraper card to practice the drawing tools and replicating.
The easter card files you’ll find in a .zip file ready to be cut here:
I tried the PixScan technology and my new pixscan mat lately for cutting a failed print and cut job. This is so cool!
It happens often to me and I find it a pity to throw away a whole printed page just because it is not possible to cut it with my Cameo due to registration marks errors.
So now I just put the page or parts of it on the pixscan mat and take a picture.
I fire up SilhouetteStudio, import the pixscan pic and copy the traced shape from my former print and cut project.
Then I cut it from the pixscan mat and done.
Another big advantage of the pixscan mat is, that there is a much bigger work space than with print and cut, very handy if you want to use the maximum size for your prints.
Enjoy the holidays with your beloved ones.
Merry christmas to everybody!
I just want to show them, my german pop-up cards cut with the Silhouette Cameo. If you like and use german greetings you can download the cut files from my german blog if you want:
german pop-up christmas card
Maybe they are a little bit very sweet and soft, but it is ice cream weather here, yeah…
The tea cups I made myself from scratch with the Silhouette Cameo. The top cup is loose from the back ground so it bends easily and I fixed it with a little thread to work like a pop up card.
The paper doilies are cutting files I bought from the silhouette online shop.
The embossing folder is from Sizzix. I LOVE the ornamental pattern with border.
And I know my girl friends will love those cards.
Have a great and sunny day!
and more of my little spring birthday card production.
Many birthdays this month, so I started to paint, print and punch today to make some new cards.
A great chance to try out my new dies I had ordered lately. I just couldn’t resist to get 2 new BigZ dies from Tim Holtz at the big Sizzix sale and some little thin dies, which are great to use for all the scraps from the electronic cutter like the grass fringes.
The funny parasols are on a collage sheet I did not release yet. It will come to my shops soon.
It was fun to play around. This card is my favorite of todays creations, a total senseless telephone in the grass. Sometimes you just have to do stupid things and call it art. I used some printable papers from Joyful Heart Designs for the telephone die cuts and the lovely flower back ground. They are printing beautifully and the grundy and retro look is great for my telephones.
Joyful Heart Designs
Have a wonderful Holidays, my appreciated followers, have some peaceful days with your beloved ones and some extra time to relax, forgetting all the commerce before christmas and getting back to the real sense of this celebration and this beautiful time of the year.
This is just a printable collage sheet with feathers I created lately for my own needs when I was asked to create a special card for an autumn wedding in October. I chose pretty natural autumn colors, leaves and a handwritten scanned antique wedding document from a friends grandparents.
The bird feathers match and can be used with the fantastic new Sizzix die from Tim Holtz, the writing desk. I just LOVE it.
Collage sheet available on Etsy