Tuesday, 3 September 2013

E-Cut Thanks

When you look at my card below, the most obvious thing is the "thanks".  I haven't yet got the word thinlits but really wanted to have a die-cut word as my main image on the card.  So I spent Friday evening trolling the internet looking for a loopy, cursive font to give me the look I was after.  Couldn't find anything I liked, so on Saturday morning, I grabbed my Basic Black marker and a piece of white cardstock and hand-wrote my own sentiment.  I then scanned it into my Silhouette software and printed out the thanks you see below.  The possibilities are endless!  I really must spend some more time with my Cameo...



I used the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments and the 1-2-3 challenge at Friday Mashup.

The 1-2-3 elements I used on my card are:

1 stamp (butterfly from Thanks for Caring)
2 embellishments (ribbon and candy dots)
3 patterned papers (Modern Medley x 2 and In Color Stack)



  1. Create a project with using "A-B-C (use elements on your projects starting with the letters A, B, C). "
  2. Create a project using a "1-2-3 card recipe (1 embellishment, 2 Stamp Sets, 3 Colors) ."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "A-B-C & a 1,2,3 card recipe. "
Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Thanks for Caring
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Very Vanilla; Raspberry Ripple; Modern Medley DSP; 2012-14 In Color DSP
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Circle Nesties; Silhouette Cameo; Raspberry Ripple Ribbon; Neutrals Candy Dots

Cheers
Karren

14 comments:

Lesley said...

Wonderful colours and clean lines. Love the cut out sentiment too. A perfect blend of craftiness!

Karen D said...

A fabulous card in dramatic colours. You have me very tempted to buy a Silhouette!! The sentiment is wonderful.

Holly said...

Great idea to make your own sentiment. Love the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.

Bonnie said...

Wow, Karren! At first I thought you were going to say you fussy cut the thanks! What a relief! I was worried we had Superwoman on our team. I love the colors you used and would never have thought to use them together. They are amazing!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. Gorgeous card. Love the colors and combination of patterns ... and your "thanks" - well that is so creative to write it yourself and use you cutting machine. Hmmm ... thinking I need to invest in a cutting machine too :) Loll xx

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

WOW! How fun is it that the "thanks" is your own handwriting! What a great personal touch to a lovely card. The butterfly and colours are fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week :)

~Erica~ said...

This is FABULOUS!! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing with BOTH FMU and HSS! :-)

Lisa said...

I love how you created your own sentiment, that is so cool! Great job on the 123 portion of the Mashup!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

brrenwick said...

Beautufil card! I love that you created your own sentiment and used your Silhouette to cut it out...perfect! The colors are gorgeous too! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

Erin Gonzales said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!! I still haven't plugged in or played with my cameo, so little time. I love this card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HSS!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Pretty!!! Love the color combo!!! Thanks makes the perfect accent!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Scrappy Géri said...

wow I love your card and the thinlits "thanls" you used ;)

inkedx2 said...

What a beautiful card! I love black and red (even though it is really Raspberry Ripple) together. They are so striking. I need to talk to you more about your sentiment as I have a Silhouette and would love to this. Thanks for joining us this week at HSS.

Robbie

Krista said...

Gorgeous! This card is so rich and would make a lovely wedding thank you card, too! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!