I could have been all caught up today, in actuality I am caught up now but I thought I would save today’s card for tomorrow because I want to include a tutorial for this card, its a pretty cool idea. So today I am going to just keep it to the last two cards I completed. I also spent an hour on the phone with support at Silhouette SD trying to work out an issue I was having with my machine – turned out it was not an issue with the machine or software, but the matt. After a long while of use they curl on the edges which causes the machine to not be able to make a cut properly. I think I've figured out how to work around that though. I have to say the support at the company is amazing.
Day 176 – Water and Sand
Instructions were: The challenge for today is to use watercolor paints on your card, and to use a sanding technique -- "water and sand".
Here’s my take:
I used a yellow toned paper for the background and then I splotched it with a burnt sienna using some plastic wrap. Just enough to give texture. I cut the “BLOOM” out of another heavier cardstock and then stuck it to the background using double sided foam tape. Next I added some details to that to make it more visible, and watercolored in some of the red.
I painted in the red blossoms and added the dark green leaves. Went all ‘artist-y’ on this card. I glued gems on the flowers and finished the card with a green velvet trim. This turned out to be a very folksy card I must say.
Day 177 – Album Inspired
Instructions and sample pic:
Today's challenge is a lot like an ad inspired challenge, except we're using an album to inspire our cards.
Here’s my interpretation:
I had a lot of fun with this one. I used a free vector from the internet to cut the silhouette of the children. Next I tied some crochet thread to two “poles” which were coloured match-sticks my SIL Judy gave me when she was here – purchased at the dollar store, they come in all colors.
I cut the letters and pennants using my Silhouette SD and then glued them onto the thread.
I love the fine detail my Silhouette can cut – that little hand is like the size a Barbie Doll would have. Because I used a paper that was black coated but white inside it turned out looking like the fingers have nails!