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Topiary

How about a little greenery for your Christmas card?  Here is one that was easy to color..

topiary

Colored with copic markers – just a few shades of green, some earth tones and a bit of red!  The frame is a cut file from the silhouette store.  The image is from Flourishes (no longer available).

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The Bells of Christmas

So, it’s almost mid November and the holiday season is in full swing.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner with Christmas soon behind.  I hope your days are filled with the goodness this time of year brings.  Here is another Christmas card for you.

The bells of christmas

The image – the Bells of Christmas – is from Justrite and was colored with copic markers.  Now to get the image framed with red and white here is what I did.  I stamped the image on paper, scanned it and brought it into my silhouette software.  Then I used the trace feature in silhouette for the frame.  The red portion used the trace and offset feature in silhouette to allow for a little space in between the image edges.  Then, I made a copy of that trace and did another offset to use on the white piece.  Once I cut the white cardstock I embossed it with an embossing folder.  The poinsettia  on the front is a silhouette file and the greenery is a Martha Stewart punch.

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Christmas stocking

 

Hello once again crafty friends!  Are you in the holiday spirit yet?  I am continuing my post featuring holiday cards I’ve done this year and this is one of my favorites…

christmas stocking

 

The stocking  image is a digital stamp from Monika Martinson – she is from Sweden and I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it!  It was colored with copic markers and love how she drew in the contents.  The background of snowflakes was done on my silhouette!  I took a cut file of snowflakes and turned off the cut lines and colored the images trying to match closely the blue I used for the ornaments in the stocking.  I don’t know why it did not dawn on me before to use the silhouette images to create print backgrounds, but it adds a whole new way of looking at those images.

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life is better at the beach

I’ve seen so many wonderful handmade ornaments on the internet and thought I would try one with a beach theme.  I thought this one would be easy but it proved to be a bit more time consuming!

 beach ornament

It’s a “floating” ornament – meaning the sentiment inside looks like it is floating.  In reality it is vinyl lettering on a piece of transparency.  It is hard to tell from the photo but there is sand and some shells inside the ornament as well.  I tried to get a good photo but the glare from the lights and window made it difficult.  The shells are from our local beach here in Pensacola.  The grosgrain ribbon and blue/white twine wrapped around the top were things I had in my craft room.  I also found that wonderful sand dollar charm as well – thought it went perfectly with the ornament.

For those of you interested in working with vinyl – the sentiment used here is from the Silhouette online store – it is not easy to work with, especially when you are dealing with very small letters.  But – this was my very first attempt with vinyl and I hope it gets easier the more I use it.  For this ornament I printed the sentiment first on transparency sheets.  I then cut the words out on blue vinyl using the silhouette cameo.  By printing the sentiment on the transparency it was easy to line up the vinyl.  Once the vinyl was on I trimmed the transparency into a shape that would fit inside the ornament – you gently roll the transparency and place it inside – it  will unroll once it is in.  Then I added the sand and small shells.

beach ornament close up

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mistletoe tag

I know it has been awhile since I updated my blog.  I’ve just been busy with life!  But over the next week or so I’ll be sharing some Christmas cards I’ve made.  I started my holiday cards early this year but I still don’t think I have enough – and I want to use my silhouette machine more to help make them.

mistletoe tag

So – here is the first!  I made the tag with a silhouette using the “print and cut” feature.  The mistletoe image is a digital stamp from Just Inklined so all I did was bring the image into the silhouette software onto the tag shape and did a “print and cut”.  The image was colored with copic markers.  The background snowflakes on kraft cardstock were from a $1 set from Michaels.  The sentiment is from Papertrey.

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