Wednesday, 9 January 2013

My First Silhouette Card.......

So I sat down to do a blog post here, and realised that I had nothing at all to share with you, nothing, nada, zilch. I know, I'll go and make a quick card on my new Cameo.....well nothing is quick when you have no idea what you are doing!
I chose one of the most difficult cards in the world to photograph, a swing card... the base card was from the Silhouette library, and I resized it slightly to measure 5" x 5"






I cut a spray from the Silhouette library in white and coloured with apple and meadow green flexmarkers, the little flowers were punched and a few gems scattered about.....

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this sentiment looked a good fit for the reverse side of the swing circle. I coloured the HELLO with the same green and inked the edges with lavender.....





and I popped a few spare bits of flowers and leaves onto the inside of the card....


So my first impressions of this machine are good, very good. The software is easy to work out for simple cuts like these. I have no intention of designing complicated designs of my own, my philosophy being why bother when someone else has done it for you! My satisfaction in using both the Cricut and now the Cameo is taking the cuts and putting my own twist or design on them. I still have a lot to learn, but my first little jaunt into Cameoland was a fun experience....

42 comments:

Carrie said...

Darling card!!!! :) Love the colors!

KAT said...

very nice. i have alot to learn too, but i've done basic cuts from files...i haven't tried anything i've put together myself...love this card.

KAT said...

i must've deleted my own post, so i'll try again. love your card. i've only cut basic cuts from files. i haven't tried designing anything of my own yet. so many tools to work with and learn...

Linda said...

Beautiful! I've never done a card like this but if it's in the Silhouette store, I may just do a few!

Tina Jennings said...

wow this is beautiful! I can't wait till my cameo comes back so I can try it out. What a awsome first card!

Tina

danita k said...

Looks great!! I'm so glad that you are enjoying your Cameo!

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,

I just came over to see the card. I had no idea it was purple. Great job. Love the card.

S.Bayles said...

Enfys,

I just came over to see the card. I had no idea it was purple. Great job. Love the card.

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card, Enfys! Great job considering this was your first.

Cec said...

This is such a sweet card and I love the added touches you have given it. I got a Cameo for my birthday in November and due to time constraints have only made a few cuts but without much success. I know I will love it once I get a handle on the blade depth and speed needed for different materials. I have a number of good crafting friends who have one and love, love, love it.

Peggy T. said...

Enfys, Beautiful card. I wish you had not posted it. Now you've got me thinking of a Cameo. Shame on you.

AndreaA said...

Well I have to say that you did a great job on your first card!!!
Love the colors. I also love these types of cards. I need a cameo :(

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!! Lee-Ann :)

Glennis said...

Snap!!!
I have just set up my new Cameo and cut out some words I needed. I haven't looked at the library yet - your card is fabulous!

Pam In Colorado said...

I love this!! The colors are wonderful!!

Hrvatica said...

Your card is just lovely! Love the soft lilac tones.

Cris said...

Love, love, love the card! I am going to have to try that swing card base...it looks fun! Your colors are great!

nannapat said...

That's so pretty Enfys, hsven't tried doing a swing card yet. Pat x

kisatrtle said...

Very pretty coloring

Pam said...

Love the card. The soft colors - so whimsical. TFS

Jessica said...

Nice card En! Love those little flowers. Thanks my friend, Hugs, Jess

Miranda said...

Gorgeous!

Maryellen Webber said...

Your card is so pretty, great job
on your first try with the Cameo!


Kraftychick said...

Great card - I also LOVE my Silhouette but haven't really used it to it's full potential - not yet, anyway! TFS!

Jackie

Nannieflash said...

Well done Enfys youve done more with your cameo than I have, all Ive done is cut things out. A stunning card love the flowers to. hugs Shirleyxxx

marlene kiley said...

Lovely color combo. So spring like. Don't you just love the colors? Haven't tried a swing card yet. Always something to learn in this hobby

Debbie said...

Wow! Looks like an expert card to me!

MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is stunning. I especially like the purple check paper flowers.

Kristie Maynard said...

Looks like you'll get the hang of this machine with no problem, looks like you already know what you're doing. Your card turned out beautiful! TFS!

Karon said...

Fabulous card and love your first use of the Cameo. Love the flowers.

Taniaj said...

Well done , the card looks wonderful Tx

Kim. said...

En this is a gorgeous card and I think you did expertly for your first go, far better than I did lol.
Kim xXx

Sandra H said...

Hi Enfys, Your card is so lovely x

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Gorgeous first Cameo card, En! I can see more in your future ;). Glad you're enjoying your new toy!

BethAnn M said...

Lovely card, and hard to believe it's your first try!! I love my Cricut, but you may entice me to Cameo-land. Thank you for sharing your ideas. BethAnn M.

Jan Lynn said...

You are giving me Silhoutte fever. Beautiful card.

cardchick's world said...

fabulous card...WOW amazing card for your first cut...your going to have fun!!

Debbie said...

This is so elegant Enfys.Glad you're enjoying your new toy.Hope you're okay now after being unwell.Hugs Debbie x

sallysbitz said...

This is a pretty card. Love the style (have not tried this myself).

hugs sally x
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Nana Donna said...

What a wonderful card. Don't ya just love your Cameo. I got one over the summer and am still learning all the great things it will do.

Craftychris said...

Lovely card, so pretty - I love the colours and the sentiment is fab. I haven't got an electronic die cutting machine yet - maybe one day! xx

Treva said...

Great card for your first cut, tfs! I would never try anything so fancy for my first cut using a new machine.