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Friday, January 15, 2016

A couple of CAS cards for my stash...

I've continued playing with my Cameo and here are a couple of cards that I came up with, using a floral image from the Silhouette Store.

These cards were so quick and easy. The sentiments that I used were from a stamp set by Jilli Bean Soup. I love this set with its combination of large script words with simple font beneath.

For the first card, I cut the flowers at about 2 inches in diameter. The stems and leaves were cut with a Spellbinders flower die, which was a die for the entire flower. I simply "beheaded" the flower and used the stem and leaf. Sounds awfully cruel of me, doesn't it?

I quite liked the effect of overlapping the flowers a bit. To adhere them tightly, I used some strong spray adhesive. I thought this would be the best thing to keep them on the card front.

On my second card, I increased the size of my flower heads to about 3.5". Once I had adhered them to each corner with the spray adhesive, I cut off the excess.

But you know how spray adhesive can stay tacky for quite a while? I didn't want to gum up my scissor, so before I cut off the excess, I sprinkled it with baby powder. This did the trick!

This one seemed rather plain to me, so I added a few coordinating sequins. I'm still not sure that was a good idea, but what's done is done. They're glued on tight!!

Here's one last look at both cards. All in all, I was pleased how they turned out.

Yesterday I volunteered at the thrift shop where I buy some of my craft supplies from time to time. It is run by a church and the money that is earned is used to help pay for their community outreach programs, like their food shelf. It was great fun, and I really enjoy the people who work and volunteer there. I'm looking forward to going back and helping out every Thursday.

I've also signed up for a photo editing class in February. Hopefully, I'll learn a few tricks to editing the {pretty awful} photos I take of my cards.

We're going to get another cold blast here this week, so I plan to stay huddled in my craft room. I certainly hope I accomplish something more than "huddling." ha ha

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Wow, those are beautiful flowers. They make really stunning cards.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh those flowers are gorgeous ... great tip about the scissors too!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - and springy and warm and CAS - the cold blast has hit here in MO. Good day to stay inside and "play" in my girl cave. Always enjoy your tips.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty CAS cards Cheryl! The blossoms are beautiful! Thanks for the baby powder trick! That's helpful to know!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are just amazing Cheryl! I wish my San 'N Cut could take the Silhouette files, but it only takes SVG's :( LOVE this! Hazel xx
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Hannelie said...

You are making BEAUTIFUL cards with your Silhouette... like a real pro!
Love this flowers, colors, sentiment...everything!
(Photos look lovely too !)