Cowboys in Yellow & Blue

After I stated that I don’t add sentiments my guy specifically requested a small note sized thank you. I had this image printed on white Text Vellum. I then smacked the image on blue ink pad smooched on glass mat that was spritzed with water. Once dry I sponged the bright yellow from ink pad. I was quite pleased the colors did not go green. Dry embossed with linen ef and mounted on the yellow cs that is on white cs base. Sentiment was Silhouette cut in white cs and glued on.

Challenges I am sharing this with

Color Hues: Yellow & Blue

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: ATG

Different Silhouette

I usually use a black for silhouette but this one became something a little different. I had used this public domain digi of the cowboys in printed form often but this challenge prompted me to try using my Silhouette machine to outline and create a stencil of the image. With my new stencil placed on Text Vellum I sponged the inks in purple, orange and yellow. Trimmed then mounted on Silhouette cut fancy edge mat layer in white cs that is mounted on Kraft cs then white cs base. I leave any sentiment off because hubby uses these for his trail buddies for all kinds of reasons. The Kraft on the fancy cut edge gives the feel of a rope lariat.

Tip: My new found favorite stencil cutting material is a single layer of laminate pouches in the 5 mil type (separate the raw pouches without laminating). Silhouette cut quite easily and the finished stencil is sturdy enough. It allows sponging and texture pastes then cleans up without tearing. Maybe a little flimsy but it cuts much easier than 4-7 mil mylar, which also seem to crack and tear after use.

Challenges I am sharing this with

Country Views: Silhouette

Fab ‘n’ Funky: Kraft not much there but it really works with these more pastel colors

Crafty Catz: ATG + Die cut stencil was cut

Here is a jpeg of my finished die cut for stencil. You can use it any way you want, die cut or print for silhouette in reverse.

Print Making with Die Cuts

I had done this before but thought I was just leaving a surface protector of white paper down while I was water coloring. Turns out it is called Print Making with Die Cuts. The lily is die cut on my Silhouette from stamping the multi-layer stamp set of a lily in black ink on white paper and then scanning and creating an outline that can now be die cut with the machine. Painted with water colors the background layer in orange and the top layer in hot pink on my white bg paper, dapping off excess color onto the bg paper. Attached these layers together once they were dry then stamped the texture layer in black ink as well as the stamen layer. Colored my sentiment on the bg paper in hot pink then trimmed the bg print to fit behind the Silhouette cut frame. I used texture ef to help flatten the bg piece before layering all my pieces on white cs base. Decided to use a white die cut of the sentiment and save the hot pink one for some other project.

Challenges I am sharing this with

CAS Mix Up: Print Making

Crafters Cafe: ATG

Mini-Slimline in Jade

This card base is 3″x7″ and I saw where one gal called hers a “mini-slimline”. The homemade envelope measures 4″x 7 3/8″. I used the We R memory keepers 1-2-3 Punch and their 3 1/2″ x 7″ size to create.

For the card I printed the Bugaboo image on Text Vellum and added heat set gold foil on the flowers with liquid toner painted on. Added water color for hat then put on mat strip layer. Sentiment tag is one I found online and it got the same treatment as the image. Made the envelope then stamped vine image with black ink.

Challenges I am sharing with

Rainbow Card Challenge: Judiciously Jade

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: ATG

Green Plaid with Lucky Horseshoe

I created this plaid over at Tartan Maker and used Silhouette to make two sizes then printed on Text Vellum. Cut my step card with layering weight white cs then attached plaid strips cut from the printed plaids. Stamped leaf image on side panels in black ink then used green marker to color leaves. Added green pearls on bottom strip, added printed image (Graphic Fairy) and attached Silhouette cut horseshoe laurel.

This is the wreath I created with stamps. It is offered here for you to use.

I made the laurel by stamping some greenery stamps in a wreath pattern with black ink on white copy paper. Scanned that image to my Silhouette then created outline of that image. Now I have a wreath that I can resize and cut out. The one used here was not a good cut all the way around and some of the wreath was lost. That is where I got the idea to use it in its off shape but call it a horseshoe.

Challenges I am sharing this with

Always Fun: Good Luck

Crafting Happiness: ATG + Green

Double Trouble: Wearin ‘o’ the Green + Use Your Stuff : Plaid

Alphabet Challenge: X-tra Folds