Saturday, February 11, 2012

Silhouette Cameo Blog Hop

Welcome Blog Hoppers!
This blog hop is all about loving your Silhouette Cameo and along with this post, there are many tutorials and projects to look at on my blog. But first today's post is all about creating fancy shaped cards. This is one of my favorite easy-peasy things to do with my Cameo. 


First up is this rose shaped card I made with rose_sketch_2_C00370_17986 from the Silhouette Library.
I have my new Chomas Creations Pen Holder so I sketched this rose with my Cameo. 
Here's how I created this card!

1. Open the Rose file in Silhouette Studio and ungroup it. Click on the edge of image and a selection box will appear, next in the lower left corner click to ungroup. it's the one on the right. Now you are going to drag a square around the sketch rose and regroup only that part (the ungroup sign on the left) leaving the outline separate. Now you can move the two part independently.  


2.Next you are going to size the two parts (rose and the outline). Drag a selection box around BOTH images and after you have the selection box, grab one of the corner anchors and pull or push until you have the size you want, mine is 10.9 x 4.7 (approximately). 

2. Next you need 3 rose shape outlines for this design, two for the card base and one to cut out the rose after it has been sketched. For the base you are going to right click on the outline and duplicate it, select the duplicate outline and right click it again the flip it vertically. Draw a box around both and go Object  > Align > Align Center, next use you arrow key to move the duplicate that you flipped up until the two slightly overlap, this is where the card will fold in half, so make sure you have enough overlap to hold the two parts together. 
It's important to move the duplicate up so that the base will be the front of the card and will have the sketched rose on the front of the card. 


3. place the 3rd outline around the rose sketch. Now you can move the welded card off the mat area in to the grey potion of the screen. Now you have the rose with the outline, delete the outline and use your pen to sketch the design. (Optional: I used an embossing pen, because I'm going to use black glitter embossing powder on the outline) **Do Not remove the cutting mat after your sketch is done!!** 

4. Use the back arrow key to bring back your outline around your sketch. Remove the pen and put you blade back in. Delete the rose sketch this time and cut.

5. Push the rose and outline off the mat area of the screen and cut the welded card base. If you want more more of the base to show you can resize it a bit to make it bigger. ** the card will open right to left or top to bottom depending on what direction you want to rose to go. (Mine opens right to left).

**Optional steps **6. After you sketch and cut the rose, coat the sketch with embossing powder, I used black sparkle from Ranger. Heat to melt the powder and let cool. Next I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and allowed the color to pool and create a water color effect. if you want, you can use a brush with glimmer mist to go back in and create more shadows. Let it dry, I place it under a heavy book so it flattens out a bit. 

7. Add glue to the back of the flower and add leaves, I used Prima "Splender Moss" leaves Item  #553593 but you can cut them on the silhouette too. Glue the flower and leaves to the base of the card, make sure you line it up correctly.
8. The last step is to cut a piece of paper the same shape as the card to use as a liner. This is optional you can always write directly on the card base.
Well that's it blog hoppers  I hope you enjoy making making fancy shaped cards. Before you go I have one more fancy shaped card to share with you, if you want to make this one follow all the same steps with this card shape!
lips_kiss_C20091118220202_20509 by Lori Whitlock
I fell in love with this fun design by my favorite designer Lori Whitlock. On this card I painted the lips with Luminarte Twinkling H2O's courageous rose and dried it with the heat gun, next I cover the lips the embossing ink and super fine clear embossing powder by Ranger and heated it. This lips are shimmer and glossy. I matted them on light pink paper and created the card base following the above steps and lined the inside with pink paper and inside I have a special surprise...




A Kiss ticket mounted on a wobbler. I made the ticket by scanning, recoloring, printing and cutting a stamp. For a tutorial on printing and cutting please check the index on the top on the page.

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43 comments:

  1. Wow Lisa! Your tutorials are always so amazing and so easy to follow!! Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for joining in!

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  2. Love your shaped cards! So pretty!

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  3. What fun and beautiful shaped cards! So happy to be a part of this hop with you!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

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  4. Great job! Can't believe the cameo does all this.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  5. Very cute! Can't wait to try these with my cameo.

    Darlene

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  6. I love the water color effect on the rose. Thanks for the tutorial. I've go so many things I want to try with my Cameo. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. ...ok Lisa, I am hopping! LOL. I think I really could make this! Will give it a try!

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  8. such a great tutorial!! love these cards!!

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial Lisa. I can't wait to try it too.

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  10. I love the lip card it came out great :)

    s.futch12@gmail.com

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  11. Great tutorial and awesome cards!! I'm loving all the ideas and inspiration in this hop! : )

    Kristy
    marketateer@gmail.com

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  12. Wow!! Beautiful cards. LOVE the lips :-) and all the beautiful detail!

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  13. Such fun cards, Lisa! I may have to give my husband a second card, just because I love the lips card with the ticket inside so much! But I already made my card for him. :)

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  14. This is such a cute shaped card. Beautiful!

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  15. They are both wonderful!! So cute!

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  16. Your rose card is beautiful and your lips card is so cute. You are so talented.

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  17. Crumbs - what a super lesson you have put together here - haven't yet tried the sketch pens, but really keen.

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  18. Wonderful tutorial..........I really need to learn more about my Cameo..............just signed up with you! Thanks so much!

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  19. What fabulous shaped cards! The rose is just beautiful and those lips are to die for! Thanks for such great instructions, I am new to the Cameo and I appreciate any tips and info I can pick up along the way!

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  20. hi I don't have a Cameo, but I enjoyed your designs very much,thanks for sharing

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  21. Love the Rose with the watercolor technique, a novel idea for use with the sketch pens.
    The lips are wicked good, very lifelike

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  22. Love how the lips look so luscious! Glad to be in this hop with you!

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  23. This is just was I was looking for! Great tutorials! Thank you!

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  24. Wow! Great cards!!! Thanks so much for the instructions!!! I love that you heat embossed the lips!!! Very cool! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  25. Great projects! Thanks for the instructions.

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  26. Wow, Lisa. This is a wonderful shaped card. Your tutorial is just fabulous. I am still learning a lot of things about my Cameo and these tutorials are so helpful. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  27. You are very talented! Thanks for sharing such unique cards!

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  28. These are pretty awesome!! I am thinking about getting a cameo, will have to check out your tutorials!!

    Tanya
    Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Love the shape cards, I just got a Cameo and have two projects on my blog that I posted last week but nothing this fabulous. TFS and all of the inspiration.
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  30. thanks for the hop cute card love the ticket

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  31. Great tutorial! I'll be back....I have a lot to learn about my new Cameo!

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  32. How very cool Lisa, Love your style.

    thanks for taking the time to do this for us.

    Happy crafting

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  33. Great cards! The watercolor effect gives the rose such dimension and the products you used on the lips is genius! I've never used the Luminarte Twinkling H2O's but I'm going to have to get me some.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Wonderful cards!

    hascar63@hotmail.com

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  35. Love the shaped cards, especially the lips, really like that wobble ticket! Great tutorial!
    sdelong1228@gmail.com

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  36. beautiful projects, this cameo sounds fantastic

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  37. Great projects!! Thank you so much for the tutorials.. I am new to the Cameo and I need all the help I can get! :)
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

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  38. Such darling cards!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

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  39. Lisa,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post these awesome tutorials!!! :) I got my Cameo for Christmas and I haven't even taken it out of the box yet (I finally know how to use my Cricut ;), but I know that there's no comparison! I need to take the time to learn, because the Silhouette actually makes a clean cut!).

    I am happy to have found you and am now a follower and an email subscriber!

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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