Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Someone to Look Up To

 So I've been playing with my Silhouette Cameo more lately.  I've fallen in love with SVG Cuts.  They just have the most awesome files, and the assembly videos make them super easy to put together.  These files can be used with most electronic cutters, including the new Cricut Explore.

I was browsing through the Autumn section of their store the other day.  They have several adorable fall collections.  I saw this tree card, from the Fall Harvest SVG Kit.  I loved it, but my problem was--it's not fall!  No problem--I just made the leaves green instead of fall colors.

It's a Z-fold card, and it's very 3-D.  

I made it even more 3-D by using embossing folders.  The woodgrain is actually a plate from PTI.  The leaves on the front tree are a Sizzix EF.  I also used my Martha Stewart grass border punch.  I sponged everything!

The sign I altered a little in Silhouette Studio.  I knew I wanted to use the stamp from Father Knows Best by PTI for the sentiment.  It says "You're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown"--one of my faves.  It would have fit on the original sized sign, but I thought it would look more proportional if I made the sign a little less wide and a little taller--very easy to do in the software.  I stamped the sentiment in black and embossed the sign with the woodgrain plate.

I loved the card, but thought it needed a little something.  I used PTI's Itty Bitty Bird and IBB Additions to stamp the daddy bird watching over the nest.  I haven't used my PTI stamps much lately, but they really seemed to fit this project.

This card is for my dad.  I know he'll like it because he thinks everything I do is wonderful, but I also hope he likes it because it's pretty cool.  Well, thanks for dropping by!  Please visit SVG Cuts if you have an electronic cutter--you'll be so glad you did!


Chris said...

wow! this is pretty damn fancy! i'll have to up my game on my cameo. lolol

Heather said...

This card is fantastic! The embossing looks great and I just love that sentiment!

Karen D' said...

I love this card. The trees and all the embossing are wonderful.
Keep it up.

Lalia Harris said...

Love this card! What fun with all the layers, textures and inking!