Tuesday, June 21, 2011
thanks so much
I have a few cards to share today made with my somewhat new Silhouette SD. I got this thing last month and we had a bit of a rocky start. Long story short, my heavy mat seemed extremely sticky when I got it. I tried cuts of some basic shapes that are free when you download the software - a bracket frame and a scalloped heart. They cut fine so I got ambitous and downloaded a rather detailed Hero Arts birdcage. Everything looked great when it was cutting, but then when I tried to lift the cardstock off the mat the 2 had fused together. All that pressure under the knife for the detailed cutting, and I had also used black cardstock - yuck! I picked at it for what seemed like hours but the mat was totally trashed. So I threw it out, ordered a new one and now I'm back at it.
This first card I made with Kristina Werner's Thanks Designer Cuts kit. I used the Papertrey Polka Dots Basics 2 Impression plate for the debossed background. The cardstock is from kraftoutlet.com.
And this one I made with a few more of Kristina's kits, the Artisan Designer Cuts shaped card kit
and Spring Flowers kit. I used some Recollections cardstock which I bought in a pack for the purpose of testing the Silhouette and also because it has a 65lb weight I thought it might cut easier, although I had no problems with the 80 lb kraft I used for the first card. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.
Thanks for stopping by.