Monday, March 12, 2012

Hey Chickie!

Good morning everyone! I am so happy I bought myself a Silhouette Cameo, I was so unhappy with my Gazelle that I totally left it neglected. I have a feeling the Gazelle is for much more advanced users than myself. I needed something to work with a minimum of fuss right out of the box, and the Cameo fits the bill! Now if I have a vision for a card I want to create, I plug in my laptop, a couple of clicks of my mouse and voila! I have a gorgeously cut border to grace the front of my card. This egg border is from the silhouette store. Isn't it just beautiful?!


I dug into my classic stamps stash and came out with this adorable Forever Friends bear just in time for Easter. I was worried about coloring it entirely in Copics, because there was so much open space in this large image, which would require lots and LOTS of blending! I basically just used one or two of the lighter Copics and shaded it with colored pencils instead. 


I did some cross stitching with embroidery thread around the border of the card, added a strip of grass and some tiny little flowers to finish it up. I thought the sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Friendship Jar Spring fillers was perfect for this card, and stamped it on a tiny tag to tie around the bow. 


What do you think? Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Forever Friends easter clear stamp set, sentiment from PTI
Ink: Memento, Impress
Papers: Memory Box, Prima, Bella's bestest paper
Tools & Accessories: PTI ribbon, baker's twine, Martha Stewart tag punch, McGill flowers punch, MFT grass border die, Copics, colored pencils, Viva Decor pearl pen, embroidery floss, Spica pen, Silhouette Cameo

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Love the egg border and the colours you've used. Your cross stitching really adds depth to this creation.
    Hugs
    Vicki x

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  2. Adorable, I always have a touch time with fur but this looks wonderful. I have a silhouette too but don't remember seeing that egg design, off to the silhouette store for me!

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  3. This card is gorgeous! Your colouring of the Forever Friends bear is stundding!
    I love your border too. I have a cricut which I hardly use and I'm gutted about that.
    Sarah xx

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