One of my current favorite card makers is Jackie from Rockwell Designs. She has a great clean and simple style and comes up with some really fantastic card designs. This past week I totally fell in love with this card that Jackie made and I decided to see if I could recreate it using the Silhouette Studio software's print and cut feature. Now you should know that I CASEd this card full tilt. The design is 100% Jackie's and I didn't change a thing, other than substitute images I found in the Silhouette store for the There She Goes stamps that she used.
Here is my version of Jackie's card:
I wanted to show you a shot of my screen in the Silhouette Studio software. While I was building the card I filled each layer with a color and then stacked them together in the right order. That way I could see where everything was and could make adjustments to sizes, etc.
All of the images you see can be found in the Silhouette store. The presents were actually sketch images that I turned into just regular images and I increased the line thickness so they would look more like a stamped image. The balloon is just a solitary balloon that I re-sized, and then I used the pen tool to draw a line, or (or string) from the balloon to the present. I then had to add a bit of thickness to make sure it was consistent with the rest of the images. The sentiment is comprised of three fonts that I downloaded long ago (I am sure you can find them on any of the free front sites). My favorite as of late is Hand of Sean (Happy Birthday). I also used Broadway (the 2) and Digs My heart (nd). Again, changing the line color and fill color to black, and then changing them to a print line only was very easy. I added a few offsets to the "2" (and yes, I realize it should have been a 3 - my mistake!) and again changed them to "no print" to give it the same effect that you see in Jackie's card.
The cloud patterns is actually a pattern that comes free with the Silhouette Studio software. The mini clouds are also from the studio store. I changed the cut lines to print lines only after I thickened them a bit. After that I filled them with the same cloud pattern as the circle image and then put them in the circle. It looks like they are part of the circle but they stand out as well.
So, if you ever see a stamp set, or a card design that you really like but don't necessarily want to buy the stamps, see if you can recreate the same thing using images that you own and the Silhouette's Print & Cut feature. I think I may be doing this more often!
Paper: K & Company Citronella, DCWV Black Cardstock, Wasau White bright white cardstock (P&C)
Silhouette: All images, balloons, presents, sky/cloud background pattern, cloud images, Happy 2nd birthday)
Spellbinders: Inside mat
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