Janae You Are An Amazing Doctor

After four years of med school, three years of residency in pediatrics, one year as chief resident, and three years of fellowship in pediatric intensive card Janae is finally done with her medical training and is off to a great job at San Antonio Methodist Hospital in Pediatric Intensive Care.  She is an amazing doctor and we reap the benefits of her medical knowledge all the time as aging parents.  We are so very proud of her and her determination and dedication to be the best doctor she can be.  I wanted to create a special congratulations card for her and found this cute image by La-La Land Crafts.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser printer and the Silhouette Cameo software using registration marks so I could have the machine cut out the image.    This ensures that the lines will not blead when coloring the image with Copic Markers.  Janae’s favorite color is teal/aqua and so that is the color I used for the dress.  She usually wears scrubs in intensive care, but I’m sure she will appreciate the doctor’s coat as a symbol of her profession.  I shaded it with light gray markers to keep it white in color. 

I die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal Cardstock using a stitched rectangle and then embossed it with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder which would be a great background to the image and sentiment.

I originally thought I would have a die cut sentiment block, but the amount of text I wanted to use in the space available just didn’t give a great cut, so I printed a message onto the same size block and cut it with the Silhouette.  There are five layers of the block for dimension so that the focal image, which was adhered with foam tape, could overlap and rest on the word block.  I also cut the Hero Arts Congrats from gold mirror cardstock and sticky back foam twice so that it would be the same height as the sentiment block.  I cut away a little of the foam behind the letters that were resting on the image and word block. 

As a final embellishment I scattered gold confetti around the panel and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase. 

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Doctor Marci
  • Hero Arts Congrats
  • Computer Generated Sentiment with Andy and Arial Fonts Cut with Silhouette
  • Copic Markers: E11, E01, E00, R20; R21, R22; BG49, BG15, BG13; E35, E53, E50; C6, C4, C3, C2, C1, C00
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 17 Die Cut Pieces Highlight Small Cover Dies

For Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 May Park and Lea Lawson were the guest designers and their technique was to highlight background die pieces. May ink blended a background, added foam behind it and then die cut a star background from it. The background was once again cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding cardbase. The ink blended shapes were then added to areas of the white background creating a lovely colorful card front. She die cut a large sentiment from glitter cardstock and added a secondary black and white sentiment strip. Lea Lawson took a background die and removed the negative die cut,leaving only the positive pieces on the card.

The next four cards I created used small cover dies from Sizzix. I was able to get all four cards from one quarter sheet of ink blended blue cardstock. The greatest challenge with this smaller dies it how to lay them out on a card front. I decided to use small focal images with the panels.

Card 1 Circle and Diamond Background Positive (Featured Image).

As with the other cards I added sticky back foam to the ink blended background before cutting the background die. After cutting the circle and diamond shaped background liquid glue was added to the positive pieces of the die and adhered to a white rectangle the same size as the opening of the background die. I didn’t like the way it looked on the card front so cut a piece of white cardstock 3/4″ larger and embossed to add visual interest and adhered the rectangle with the positive shapes to the center. I still didn’t like the way it looked on a white card front, so I searched and found a scrap of blue cardstock and cut it using a stitched rectangle and adhered the white embossed rectangle with the positive shapes to it and then adhered it all to the card front.

I printed and die cut a hot air balloon image in the Silhouette Cameo software. At the same time I created a sentiment strip with a blue background, which was cut with a sentiment label die. The balloon was adhered to the left of positive die cut shapes and the sentiment label was adhered below the balloon.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Birds Card Hot Air Balloon 4
  • Silhouette Print and Cut Sentiment
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Diamond Circle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21, B02, BG13; B000, B0000; Y28, Y23; Y17, Y15, Y13
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Card 2 Circle and Diamond Background Negative

I decided to turn this panel into a shaker card. Acetate was cut to the same size of the panel and adhered with liquid glue. Foam tape was doubled and cut into thin strips and applied tot he frame of the panel. A blue seed bead mix was added to the well of the die cut. The backing was removed from the foam tape and another piece of acetate was adhered adhered to the back of the panel to create the shaker.

A stitched rectangle was cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding white cardbase. I decided to adhere the shaker to the left of the card front and determined where to stamp the sentiment. The cute little bird image was adhered to the right of the panel to be over the sentiment. Ranger Crystal Stickles were added to the polka dot on the scarf on the hat and the center of the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Bonnet Birdie
  • Avery Elle Tweet Tweet
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Diamond Circle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B16, B14, B12; YR28, YR26, YR23; Y35, Y18; E33, E31, E30, R20
  • Beader Paradise Miami Surf Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Card 1 Moroccan Tile Background Negative

For this card I decided to add some blue glitter paper behind the die cut panel. I also used a Fun Stampers Journey Rectangle Long to cut around the die cut, giving visual interest. To also add visual interest the front of the card base was embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The panel was adhered in the center of the card and the focal image was added to the left of the panel, sitting on a sentiment strip created in the Silhouette software.

  • Conie Fong Tori The Dragon
  • Silhouette Print and Cut Sentiment
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Moroccan Tile
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG15, BG13; G19, G16, G14, B7, G07, G03, G02, G00; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Fun Stamper Journey Rectangle Long Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Card w Moroccan Tile Background Positive

The positive die cuts from the background were adhered to a rectangle of white cardstock and then adhered to the front of a cardbase that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The sentiment was cut from blue glitter cardstock and then twice more from sticky back foam. The cute little bunny was adhere over the sentiment, straddling the Moroccan tiles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Balloon Bunny
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Moroccan Tile
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B97, B95, B93; B16, B14, B12; RV23, RV21, RV02; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 17 Die Cut Pieces Highlight

For Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 May Park and Lea Lawson were the guest designers and their technique was to highlight background die pieces. May ink blended a background, added foam behind it and then die cut a star background from it. The background was once again cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding cardbase. The ink blended shapes were then added to areas of the white background creating a lovely colorful card front. She die cut a large sentiment from glitter cardstock and added a secondary black and white sentiment strip. Lea Lawson took a background die and removed the negative die cut,leaving only the positive pieces on the card.

For this set of cards I ink blended three quarter sheets of white cardstock with yellow inks. The first with lighter yellow Altenew inks and the next two with darker color Gina K. Design inks. I added sticky back foam to the back of the lighter yellow ink blended background and die cut one of the Honey Bee hexagon background dies. Liquid glue was added to the back of each hexagon piece and then it was adhered to one of the darker yellow ink blended background. It was left it place for a few minutes giving the glue time to dry and set and then the positive of the background die was carefully removed.

I looked okay, but it needed a little something to give it some visual interest, so I die cut the background die from gold glitter cardstock and adhered them to some of the hexagon cutouts. I liked this much better.

My crafty friend knew I was working on this card and while she was shopping she saw a stamp with a large bumble bee image and bought it for me. I fussy cut it to use as a focal image for the card. I didn’t have any stamps with sentiments to use for a bee so I went to my Silhouette and created one. I decided on a couple of sentiment strips and a die cut word and outline. All elements were adhered to the lower part of the card with liquid glue and the first card was done.

For the second card I used the negative die cut, adhering it to the second darker yellow ink blended background. I added some glitter hexagons to a few placed in the negative spaces on the die.

I found a digital stamp online that had a cut bee and beehive. I pulled them into my Silhouette software to print and die cut. At the same time I created another couple of sentiment strips and a die cut word. They were all adhered to the card front with liquid glue and the second card was done. Below is the image using the positive die cut panel.

My Cute Lobster Design Bees

PRODUCTS USED:

  • American Crafts Vicki Boutin Wildflower
  • Silhouette Sentiment Print and Cut
  • Honey Bee Hexagon Middle Layer
  • Altenew Inks: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Honey Mustard, Prickly Pear, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Corn
  • Copic Markers: Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21; Y15, Y13,Y11; B00, B000, B0000, C10
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Silhouette Print and Cut
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 12 Geometric Patterns Octagon Birthday Wishes

Laura Bassen was the guest designs for day 11 of the Spring Card Camp 2. She does such amazing work and I always love her card. She is famous for her rainbow colors used on her very graphic designs. Her technique was to take a graphic shape and cut it in graduating sizes and stack them together. She used squares and cut them in rainbow colors. It was an amazing card. I didn’t have any graphic shape dies that I cut in graduating sizes, so I went to my Silhouette Cameo, which worked great because I could cut them all at once.

I chose to do my cards in a monochromatic color scheme. For this first card I decided to use an octagon. I cut it in sizes 1/4″ smaller, starting with 1 1/4″ down to 1/2″. I also colored them in the software in varying shades of blue. The problem was my color ink cartridge was low and they came out very streaky, so I when over them with Copic Markers in different shades of blue.

Laura used foam tape between each of her layers. I had run out of my low loft foam take and using regular foam tape would make it too dimensional to mail, so I just glued each size together with liquid glue and then added foam tape behind the largest octagon and adhered it to my card base.

Laura showed how to line up your first row on your grid mat and add purple tape to hold it in place while positioning them in the exact center of the card. It is easy to then line up the subsequent rows.

Laura had a great thin sentiment die and shadow that wouldn’t cover up too much of the graphic shapes. I didn’t have anything like that, so I once again went to my Silhouette and created a sentiment and shadow. My last embellishment was to scatter little blue stars at different places on my shapes.

I really like the graphic look to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Cameo Sarah Hurley Geometric Patterns Octagon
  • Silhouette Cameo Arial Sentiment and Shadow with Unicorn MS Font
  • Lucy’s Little Things Twilight Sequin Mix
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: B99, B28, B26, B24
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 10 Letter Substitution Hexagon Party

Day 10 of the Spring Card Camp 2 was taught by Channin Pelletier. Her technique was all about substituting one of the letters in a die cut sentiment with an image. She used some cute critters and a flower. I decided to use a small cupcake for my second card.

I first looked through my patterned paper and found this pretty blue and green chevron. I went to my scraps and found a piece of teal blue that I could use for my sentiment.

I created and cut my word in the Silhouette Cameo, cutting it five times from 80# white cardstock and once from the teal. I also cut two layers of shadow behind the focal image word, each 1/8″ difference in size. I cut both shadows from white and teal because I hadn’t yet decided what color layout would look best on the patterned paper. My husband liked the blue and my crafty friend the white, so I decided to do both with different patterned paper.

I substituted the “a” in party with My Favorite Things Mini Cupcake Maker, cutting it from both white and blue and adding sprinkles in the opposite color to the frosting. At the last minute I decided to add a couple of balloons and I think they added a lot of visual interest to a pretty plain card. Foam tape was added to the back for dimension and white metallic cording was used for the balloon strings.

The secondary sentiment was stamped on the blue with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was also stamped on white with turquoise ink. The smallest Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label was used to cut thin sentiment strips.

The letters were layered together three times for dimension. They two shadow outlines were adhered together with liquid glue and then the letters were glued in place, leaving room for the cupcake. Foam tape was added to the back of both the “party” sentiment and the sentiment strip for added dimension.

The patterned paper was cut down to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase. The balloons were adhered in the upper right of the card and the strings were cut short enough to not be seen under the large sentiment, which was adhered in place using a T-Ruler to ensure it was straight. The secondary sentiment was then adhered below. The last addition to the card was to add some Wink of Stella to the cupcake frosting and balloons and the cards were done. Below is the card with the white sentiment letters. The products used were exactly the same for both cards except the blue sentiment strip used white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Word with Broadway Font
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cupcake Maker
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Cousin Iridescent White Metallic Cord
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Scraps
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 10 Letter Substitution Treat yo’ Self Candy Shop

Day 10 of the Spring Card Camp 2 was taught by Channin Pelletier. Her technique was all about substituting one of the letters in a die cut sentiment with an image. She used some cute critters and a flower. I decided to use a heart lollipop for my first card.

I created and cut my word in the Silhouette Cameo, cutting it five times from 80# white cardstock and then layering them together with liquid glue. I also pulled in my heart lollipop digi stamp and did an outline to cut around the image. I then cut the outline four more times so the lollipop would be the same dimension as the letters. The lollipop was substituted for the “a” in Happy.

When I was going through some of my 6″x6″ paper pads I saw this pink and white striped cardstock. It made me think of an awning over a store front and that is what I decided to do. I decided to use a sentiment from Scrapbook.com’s Sweet Celebrations for the store name and stamped it in top center of the patterned paper. I then used the scalloped border from Pretty Pink Posh to create my awning.

I positioned my letters and lollipop underneath the awning and then cut a thin rectangle at the bottom of the card for the bottom of the store front. Before gluing the letters and lollipop in place I stamped the secondary greeting with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it. The awning and lower store front were adhered with foam tape. The sentiment letters and lollipop were adhered in place with liquid glue. As a final embellishment I added Ranger Crystal Stickles to the heart lollipop and then adhered everything to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Word with Antiqua Caps Font
  • Alex Syberia Heart Lollipop Digi Stamp
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Scrapbook.com Sweet Celebrations
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: RV23, RV02, RV000
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

You Deserve to Celebrate

I think it is sad that kids graduation this year will not have any of the celebratory activities that are part of their senior year. I have a grandson graduating and I know eight kids from my church who are missing out during Covid-19. But, this is a year never to be forgotten.

I had ordered some dies and stamps from Simon Says Stamp to make some graduation cards, but with all the Covid-19 delays I knew it wasn’t going to arrive in time to send out a graduation card for my grandson Joshua. So, I went looking through the Silhouette Design Store and found a word die and some images that I could use.

Joshua goes to school at Vista Ridge in Cedar Park Texas and there colors are Red and Black, with accents of white, so those are the colors I used for this card. Of course you need to add a little bling with gold mirror cardstock for the “celebrate” word.

I adhered the gold die cut word with liquid glue to a rectangle of white cardstock, die cut with a stitched rectangle just larger than the sentiment.

The cap and diploma background is also a Silhouette image. I like that you can color it any color needed. I decided to make the hats and diplomas black. Once it was printed I die cut it with another stitched rectangle to be 1/4″ smaller than an A2 card front. I used the leftover gold mirror cardstock from the word die cut and added it behind the background rectangle, creating a thin gold mat. This lets you put all that expensive goodness to good use. I used liquid glue to adhere them together, but because the mirror cardstock has a slick surface I add a couple of stamp blocks on top for several minutes to let the glue set.

The two rectangles were adhered together using dotliner adhesive and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from red cardstock.

I created a secondary sentiment banner in the Silhouette Software. I also sized a cap and tassel hand on the side of the “L” in celebrate. Both were cut in the software and adhered using foam tape.

Below are two cards I made for the kids at church. Seven of them go to Richland High School with colors of green and gold and the eighth goes to Hanford High with colors of purple and gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Cameo Paige Evans Celebrate
  • Silhouette Cameo Snapdragon Snippets Graduation Background
  • Silhouette Cameo Megan Hardy Designs The World Awaits
  • Silhouette Cameo Word Strip
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Returned With Honor Elder Winward

With the health concerns in the United States right now my grandson who was serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is returning home early. He is devastated that he won’t be able to serve the last three months of his mission. He had come to love the people he was serving in Iowa. But he has been a wonderful missionary, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ in the Des Moines, Iowa. We wanted him to know how proud of him we are and that he has returned with honor from serving the Lord.

This was a simple card to make. I found this wonderful image on the interest and used it for the background of the card. It was die cut using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

Missionaries wear name tags while serving and I recreated one in Word and adhered it to the upper left of the card.

The “Returned with Honor” was created, printed, and cut in the Silhouette Cameo and adhered to the bottom of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

What more brings comfort to the world at this difficult time than to have a knowledge of the plan of salvation and that Heavenly Father and His Son are aware of us and will bless us as we rely upon them.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Golden Plates and Other Artifacts from RationalFaiths.com
  • Missionary Name Tag Created in Word
  • Silhouette Returned with Honor Word Sentiment (Kismet and Calibri Fonts)
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Welcome to the World Sweet Baby

My nephew and his wife had a beautiful baby boy last week. This is the card I made to welcome little Theo to the world.

I searched my baby stamps and couldn’t find what I wanted so I went to the Silhouette Store and found this cute cut file from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecing called Baby Boy Planning Stickers. I sized them for what I wanted, printed them with registration marks, and then cut them with the software.

To add some dimension to the images I used some Copic Markers to add shading.

I pulled out a paper pad from DCWV called Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy and found this cute yellow plaid paper for a background and cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I searched my stash of paper and found a blue cardstock that matched the blue in the images and created a side folding A2 cardbase and adhered the plaid rectangle to the front with dotliner adhesive.

I arranged the images I decided to use on the card to determine where to stamp the large “welcome” from Hero Arts Little One using Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink. Next I stamped the secondary sentiment on a scrap of yellow cardstock with the same ink and cut it into a thin strip with a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label.

The ABC Blocks and baby bottle where adhered directly to the plaid paper with liquid glue. Ranger Glossy Accents were added to the bottle to make it look more like glass. The pacifier was adhered to the hands of the bear with liquid glue and the bear was then adhered to the patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. A thin strip of foam was added behind the secondary sentiment and it was adhered over the stamped “welcome” and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Stinkin Cute Paper Piecing Baby Boy Planning Stickers
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • DCWV 12 X 12 Paper Pad Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Copic Markers: E55, E53, E51, E50; Y15, Y13; G04, G03; B23, B21, B12
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Woodland Green, Midnight Blue, Dandelion Yellow
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Thin Strip Adhesive Foam

Who’s Counting

This stencil was created by cutting acetate with the Silhouette Cameo using a Sarah Hurley Numbers Page Image. As you can see I used the positive cut of the file. A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut with a stitched rectangle. I used some Gina K. Designs blue in to ink blend the stencil, leaving the number white. It was a little too stark white for the look I wanted to I used the little bit of ink left on the blending brush to soften the white number.

The sentiment was created in the Silhouette Cameo software and welded together so that it could be die cut with a small border. The cake image was also die cut in the software. Both were printed with registration marks so that the software could cut around them.

The cake was colored with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen was added to the lollipops and the platter. Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the frosting. Before adhering to the stenciled background they were placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment. 3M Foam tape was cut into thin strips to add to the back of the sentiment and it was also placed on the back of the cake to add dimension when adhering to the focal image panel.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Numbers Stencil
  • Graciellie Designs It’s Cake Time
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Silhouette Word Phrase Gallery Font
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21; E59, E57, E55; C4, C3, C2
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents