Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Step Card Using the Silhouette Cameo

It's taken me a while to really get back into crafting after having my fourth baby and my craft room has moved twice into two different rooms in the house.
So I'm excited to share this Halloween Step Card I designed in Silhouette Studio and cut with the Cameo.

Here is the video of how I put it together:

Now onto all the info:

The shapes I used:
A2 Lori Whitlock Scalloped Centre Step Card - Design ID: #42687 (Lori Whitlock)
Raven Vintage Jack-O-Lantern - Design ID: #48192 (Glitz Design)
Raven Banner - Design Id: #48184 (Glitz Design)
Glitz Paper Raven Triangles (patterned paper) - Design ID: #48195 (Glitz Design)

Products I Used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot
Ranger Glossy Accents
Foam adhesive
Bazzill Cardstock

If you are new to using Silhouette Studio and your Silhouette Machine you may find these links helpful:

Kerri Bradford Studio  (Awesome classes on learning about all about the Silhouette)

Doodling Debbie-You Tube (Shares tips and tricks about Silhouette Studio)

Silhouette Plus Forum (share your projects or ask other members for help)

Here are the links to the videos I mentioned in my video:

Lori Whitlock's Video Tutorial on Step Cards

Margaret Wilburn Video Tutorial Cropping a Background Away

Ok, thats it from me today!! Don't forget you can request a shape from the Silhouette Online Store, I'll try my best to make a project from it!

Hope you are all having a very crafty day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Silhouette Stamping Material and Custom Stamps

G'day! I've been pretty slack posting on the blog, life is crazy hectic with a baby who doesn't like to sleep!
I'm here today to talk about Silhouettes' Stamping Material! I received it yesterday and got to playing straight away! 
I was highly impressed with the durability of the Stamp Material!
Here are a few cuts that I've already done.

I loved that it cut out the fine details and thin parts on the hello word. 
I highly recommend using a stamp press with your custom stamps. As the stamp material is not that thick, I found with the stamp press I got a better impression of the stamped images.

Heres a pic of the stamps all inked up. It is hard not to get ink on the surface of the stamp press because of how thin the material is  but don't worry it does not transfer onto the paper when you stamp.

and here is the result of the stamp images. The splotchy parts are my fault as I didn't apply even pressure on some parts.

I also have some pics of the stamped images and the different types of inks I used. It seems pigment and chalk ink work best!

I didn't think the Stampin' Up ink would work but tried it anyway and I think it gives a good distressed look if that is what you want to acheive!

And here is how I'm storing my custom stamps, in a clear CD case. (Yes I kept the negative of the hearts, could be useful as a mask)

I also got some Printable Cotton Canvas as well for the Silhouette and will let you know what I think of that after I use it.

That's it from me today. I hope you are having a very crafty day.


Shapes used to make stamps;
Hearts: Design ID #17176
Polaroid Photo Frame: Design ID #18096
Hello Hey Hi: Design ID #46981

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