Back to Silhouette news. Last night was the first night I got to really play with my new toy...*cough cough and a few others a bought cough cough*. I got home from work and set out to make a card for two challenges. Yes, two....kill two birds with one stone right? Oh so cliche. Before I show you the card, let me tell you how AMAZING the Sil is on a scale from 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest (the need to clearly explain the scores of a scale was drilled into me in college!). The Sil gets a 9! The cutting ability far surpasses that of the Cricut but the cut width is it's downfall. Maybe it's because I'm used to the full 12" of the Expression and not having to cut my paper down to size all the time. Either way, the Sil is my new best friend and poor Mr. Cricky will be left on my desk to gather dust.
Now to my cool card. It's beachy, it's colorful, it's fun. It's perfect for this holiday weekend! I am entering this card into two challenges. One is for the Paper Dolls challenge which requires the use of a stamp. Just a stamp and SVGs. Super simple. The other challenge is over at SVG Attic. The requirement is to use the colors red, white, and blue and also use one of the way cute SVG files that Jessica has made. It just so happens all but one of the SVGs in my card are made by Jessica at SVG Attic. I seriously love her files!!
Pictures, you say? OK OK, I'll stop blabbing now and show ya. Be warned...you may get overloaded.
|It's beach time!|
|Stair step card|
It was a lot of fun making this card. All the ideas that were floating around in my head! I used SVG Attic's Just Beachy SVG collection for most of the elements and the Paper Dolls collection for the dolls (psst, that one is free...go grab that and a few other awesome SVG files!). The dolphin came from SVG Cuts free files, DeWayne the Dolphin from 7/28/09.
The card measures 5 1/2" by 11 and I scored the steps at 1.25", 2.5", 4.25", 6" and at 8.25". I then folded the smallest step (1.25") down the folded the rest like an accordion. This creates the stairs of the card. I used kraft paper for the base DCWV Linen Closet stack for the sand and open stock paper from either Joann's or Michaels for the water and the front where the sentiment is. For the doll's bathing suits I used paper from Me & My Big Ideas stack, Renee Argyle Green (part of their Renee Family collection I guess). I picked this stack up at Marshall's for $6.99. I love discount stores!
Oh, I have to at least briefly mention my other toys! I bought a Crop-a-Dile and used that to set the eyelets on the sentiment part. I also bought Martha Stewart's scoring board which is what I used to score and make the creases for my card. It made life so much easier! Why didn't I buy this before?!
Hope you enjoyed! Now off to blog hop!