Like the average five year old, I love getting new “toys”. And this is no exception!! I had heard great things about the Silhouette Cameo as my sister-in-law has one, but I just couldn’t seem to get the pennies together to buy one new, and they are like gold-dust on eBay 😦 Then I read about the Portrait, happened to find a bargain on Amazon.com and the rest is happy history!!
Over on Silhouette Challenges, the current challenge is welding letters. I love the look of welded letters, so with the help of an amazing tutorial on Finding Nana, I got started on a project that I will be entering in the challenge. I chose Lobster2 again, as it is a lovely script style font, which lends itself well to welding. I like to start small when I’m trying out something new, so I kept the sentiment simple, but I was very pleased with the results.
Then, with the help of another amazing tutorial by Linda Kaiser at The Paper Boutique, I added some faux stitching to a banner shape which I cut and mounted on another slightly larger banner.
For the main image of the card, I picked a silhouette of houses from the Silhouette Online store and then cut a heart from one house and windows from the others. I printed on white card and used the colour flood technique shown by Linda on the tutorial, adding some more stitching as I went along. I added a piece of red card behind the heart and mounted it all on a kraft card.
Thanks for reading x