Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I'm Dyering to Make Some Cards with my Silhouette Cameo

Thanks Santa for the Sihouette Cameo die cutter!
My first attempt didn't go well.
When your cutting mat is brand new it is a bit TOO sticky.
Advise from Jen: stick it to your jeans to remove some of the tackiness.
I was a little afraid of it so I gave it a time out for a month. After watching a bunch of YouTube videos I was ready to try again. Silhouette has a store where you can download images. Turns out two of the artists are in Lilla Rogers Bootcamp class with me, Amanda and Emily. I downloaded a few images--super easy to do. First up was Emily's bird design.
This was a pretty intricate design for my first try and it cut perfectly.
This time I used the Silhouette tools (they look like X-ACTO knives) to slowly and carefully lift the design from the backing.
The pink underpinning is also included in the die cut pattern.
I also uploaded Emily's cat design. Here's a pic of the knife.
You don't have to use big sheets of paper. Just load in a small scrap if you need a tiny element cut.
The last design of Emily's I made was the Scottie card.
Coming soon: how I cut out my own drawings…

1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun. I've been shivering over them for a while now and just can't decide if I really need it....