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