Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy Birthday with Angela

Hello there!! Angela here with a Birthday card that has a little of everything!! An inlaid technique, Distress ink blending, embossing its got the works!!!  I must say I have nearly all the Tim Holtz Distress Ink Colours and I really want to use them more! I love that they can look so different depending on what technique you use!! Such a versatile ink pad!

* Trim SBB white cardstock 15.5 cm x 21 cm and fold in half for a top opening card
*Trim Orange Cardstock  15.5 cm x 10.5 cm and adhere to base card.
* Trim SBB smooth white cardstock 15cm x 10cm and die cut the Memory Box Best Birthday Ever 
Die Birthday script die toward the bottom.  Making sure to keep the negative and all the little pieces.
* Emboss the smooth cardstock (minus the birthday die cut) with the Coture Creations Embossing Folder.
* With the gloss paper and your Tim Holtz Distress ink gently blend the colours to create a gradual change.
* Die cut the MB Birthday again, making sure you get a variety of colours in your die.
* Place the glossy "Birthday" into the Embossed white cardstock and fill the 'Negatives" with the spares left over.
* I usually have double sided tape on the back to make sure all the pieces stay in place.
* die cut a fish tail banner and stamp HAPPY along the bottom. Score two lines across the top and adhere to right of card. Sprinkle a few gems around the sentiment.
*Adhere card to top of card and leave three orange borders.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Home where your story begins


 Sue here with my very last post for Scrapbook Boutique.  Thank you Evelyn for allowing me to play with so many fabulous products since October 2011. A big thank you to all the design team girls, past and present, for your inspiration and friendship too.  Now enough, I'm here to share, so lets get on with it :)

I'm sharing another fun project made using my Silhouette Cameo. (Can I just say this is the best Christmas present ever!) If you're thinking about one, don't hesitate! I have the latest edition Cameo but the older one works just as well and for card makers the smaller Portrait would be equally as much fun. 

So here's how I did this:
  • Trim, score and fold smooth white card to make a 4.25" x 5.5" top fold card.

  • In the Studio software draw a rectangle and size it to 4.25" x 5.5". Send to the Cameo and cut from checked DP.
  • Draw another rectangle and size it to 2" x 5.5".  Add the inverted V to make the tab. Send to the cameo and cut from a floral DP.
  • Download the shaped label and the sentiment image from the SIL Store.
  • Ungroup the label and remove the inner cut line. 
  • Regroup the label and using the fill tool add a black fill. 
  • With the 'Lock Aspect' ticked re-size the label to 3" wide.

  • Open the sentiment image and fill with white. In the Line colour box change the outline to transparent, so you just see a white image. (I've kept mine red here to show up on the screen shots)
  • Drag the image over the label and resize to fit.
  • With the sentiment still selected go to cut settings and tick the no cut box.

  • Copy and paste a second copy of the sentiment image and fill with a light grey.

  • Drag original sentiment off the label and position over the  grey copy,  off setting slightly to form a shadow. It should be placed so you can see the grey to the left of the original image.  Group the two sentiment images. 

  • Position the grouped sentiment image over the label using the centre align in the Align window. Once you're happy with the position group the completed label. 

  • The panel is ready for printing but first we need to add the registration marks.  I adjust the marks to save paper.

  • Send the image to the printer and print on white card.  Now your image will be printed with a black background and a white image and sentiment. 
  • Add the printed Image to your cutting mat and in the cut settings window chose 'standard', 'cut', 'plain cardstock'. Finally make sure the ratchet blade is also ticked.
  • Send to the cameo to cut.
  • Remove the cut image from the cutting mat and using white chalk, chalk over the entire label. Use a tissue to wipe over the area until you're happy with the look.
  • I also separated the tiny heart shape from the sentiment image and cut it from a piece of red card. 
  • To complete the card, layer the floral banner over the checked DP. Add these to the front of the white top fold card. Then pop the sentiment chalkboard label over the centre using foam tabs to raise it up. Lastly pop the tiny red heart over the O in HOME.

That's it all done, I hope you like this one and just for the record it's a lot easier to make than to write up :)   See you around the blogs............