Friday, July 29, 2011

Another 365 Card challenge completed and FREE Silhouette cutting files!

I decided to keep with my accomplishing at least one card a day while learning how to use my Silhouette SD.  This challenge is from 365 Cards, Day 150 - Background challenge and the rule was:

"Create a background for your card using wet and/or dry embossing"

This is my take on the challenge - which my Mr said was the best card I've made to date.  I love it, but I'd beg to differ.  though I love the preciseness of it, I am more for the artistic side of things.  I take his praise highly though, as he does not dispense it out for just any old card! 

The pretty flower file was a free download from SVGCuts (loads of high quality items for sale here and some terrific freebies too!)  The flower file came in several pieces and I had to actually take the file into illustrator to covert it into a png which I could then trace and cut with my Silhouette. 

I created the next three shapes in the Silhouette software - and I've posted the last two in a "page tab" top of my blog where you can download them for FREE.  I did not provide the one for the tag because all I did for that one was "drew" a round cornered rectangle twice, enlarging one and then punching a hole for it so it turned into a tag.  The Happy Birthday stamp was a small Studio G from Michaels - I use this one over and over as its just the right size. 

I used a tiny bit of colored wire for the "string" for the tag - the dollar store has pretty colored wire for pennies!  

I forgot to mention that I added a film of glitter over the cut out paper flower. 

Off to tackle today's challenge! 


  1. Good evening Barb!!:)
    AWESOME card!! How pretty!:) I had no idea you could emboss with your new machine too!!So COOL!! Can't wait til I get mine. They shipped it out today and gave me a tracking code.:)YAY!!!There's no way I could catch up to you in the amount of cards you will have made by the time I get my I am NOT going to even try.:P

    Huge hugs and lots of love,

  2. wow do I love your card....that machine is being put to the test with you around ....way to go. Just remember I will be sending my list of cutouts please ... have a great weekend.

    Camping under the stars....


  3. Great card Aunty Barb! You did an amazing job and it is so cute. I like how you incorporated the colored wire....very cool.
    Good for you for sitting down and learning your cool machine as i have had my cricut for 3.5 years now and i'm still not sure how to entirely use the thing.
    Hope you have a fantastic long weekend.

  4. what a stunning card and just LOVE how the dots stand out sooo much with the card!!!! very pretty


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