T his card was cased from Yvonne VanBruggen with a few small changes and incorporates the use of the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter.
Cut Whisper White Thick cardstock 6 x 7
With the card stock in landscape orientation score the card at 3.5
This will create a 3.5 x 6 card
To create the grass on the card use the grass die from the Picnic Basket Framelits.
Here is a trick I used:
1. Cut a piece of Old Olive card stock 4" by 3"
2. Lay the die in about the center and run it through the Big Shot
3. As you can see from the photos once the grass piece is pulled out it leaves a negative image. that when turned around 180* also looks like grass.
4. Trim away the extra and you will have a second layer of grass without having to run the die through again and it utilizes your card stock better.
5 Layer the die cut on top of the second piece and adhere with glue or Snail
Attach the layered grass to the card front lining it up with the bottom of the card.
Now here is the fun part. You can stamp the image of the animals from the We Must Celebrate stamp set, color them in however you desire and cut them out by hand. That works if you like cutting or don't have a Silhouette Cameo cutter.
But I do so here is how I utilized my Silhouette to make this card and future cards as well
Stamp the image onto Whisper White card stock and scan it into your computer as a jpg.
Go to your Silhouette program and click "open"
Go to where you saved the scanned copy and open it
When you have it in your program select the "trace" option and place the trace box around the entire image and adjust until the lines are distinct. Don't worry about the inside lines for now.
Select the "trace outer edge" This will trace just the outline of the shapes and when you pull away the scanned images you will see the outlines of each.
Now, they are all connected at this point. To separate them select the image, right click and select "release compound path" Now they will each be an individual image.
Next, use the scanned image again, select the trace option, trace the entire image and this time instead of tracing the outline you are going to select "trace & detach
Pull away the scanned image and delete it. This leaves the stamped images behind.
Now that you have the outlines I need to point out that the outlines are the exact size of the image.
You can choose to cut them out this way and there will be not white border around the edge.
If you want the white border use the "offset" option and offset to .03 and this will create a tiny border around.
The larger border would come in handy if you wanted to cut the shapes out without the images as it would make stamping them easier.
Once you've decided which border you want you can center the images to the oulines.
Select both the image and the matching outline
Select "object" button and choose "align" then "center middle" and the image will center in the outline.
Next step is to print and cut. Set up the registration marks on your page. You can adjust the marks I set mine so the bottom inset was at 7" That way you don't use up an entire sheet. Of course you would adjust as necessary if you were printing more than one set.
Once they are cut, color with medium of your choice
Now, back to the card. I attached the critters with Snail,
Stamp the acorns around with Soft Suede ink The idea is to make it look like they are juggling so I added some "movement" marks using the fine tip end of the Basic Black marker
Add the sentiment and you're done.
Hope you enjoyed the Silhouette trick. Let me know what you think.
I almost forgot, once you'v gone to all that work to create the outlines and images be sure to save them to your Silhouette library so you can use them again and again. That's the whole point, right?!
Again, thanks for stopping by.