Hey guys it’s been awhile so I have something great to show you. Here is a Hello Kitty card.
A Hello Kitty cared started with my best friend, Laura’s, suggestion that I make a hipster Hello Kitty. So I added some glasses from Jamie Koay, Funny Spectacle Mustache from the Silhouette Store. I think the glasses makes Hello Kitty even cutier than she already is!
I took an image of Hello Kitty and used Photoshop to separate the different layers. I wanted it have the pieces as whole as I can get them. So instead of puzzle like pieces they are just layers. I hope that make sense (these pictures should be able to help).
And to make it into a card. I used the weld tool to and align tools to make sure that everything was all lined up. That way I could have the whiskers on both the front and back of the card.
I am participating on the Online Card Classes – A Cut Above. This is my first online card class and I have learned so much from all the videos and info packets that they have for the classes.
One of the things I have learned is how to transform an image into a card. Although I have already done that with the Kyoto Kuties I learned a different way of making a shaped card. So here is a card that I created to participate in the class. The Gnome image is from the Silhouette Studio- ‘gnome’ woodland papa. I duplicated the back and flipped it horizontally and then rotated the image, so that the hinge of the card is at the top and then welded the images together. I hope you enjoy!
So you have a new cutting machine what can you cut and what is out there that you can cut. Upon my scours of the internet for all things Silhouette and cuttable files I wanted to share with you some of the awesome sites that I have a permanent home on my RSS reader. I would also like you to know that some of these sites are not just Silhouette users. I try and draw inspiration and information for as many places as possible.
- A Cherry Tree Top by Jin Yong. She has some great reviews and a lot of super cute cuttables.This is where I got the Kyoto Kuties cuttable files.
- A Little Hut by Patricia Zapata has an amazing talent for all thing paper. Her designs are so simple and elegant. I draw a lot of inspiration from her work.
- Chomas Creations by Amy Chomas. She doing some really amazing things with the Chomas pen holder, engraving, writing with gel pens, and even drawing with the Silhouette. This is definitely on my wishlist.
- Pretty Paper Paper Ribbons by Lisa. I really like what she has done to her cards as well as to all of her paper creations. She takes the cuttable files and add her own touch to make them all unique.
- Laurens Creative by Lauren Brewer. She also has done some amazing work. I am always interested in seeing what she will come up with next.
So here are my current top 5 blogs that I am really digging right now. Please feel free to leave a comment about other sites that you are currently into. I always love checking out new blogs.
I have a new type of card for you. A change from all the Happy Birthdays.
This card showcases my first cuttable file. Although rather simple and only 2 layers, I consider it a cuttable file. And very easy to make it in Silhouette studio.
I found the best glue for all the small parts is the 2 way glue pen by Zig Memory System. It works much better then a glue stick. And can get even the smallest pieces. I have not tried the Xyron Create A Sticker yet so I can’t compare right now. Until next time happy cutting.
Happy Easter! I wanted to share with you a non-Easter card. It is something new that I just discovered.
The Silhouette it my first personal cutter and so I have discovered a whole new world with this machine. And now my world just got a whole lot bigger. I have found cuttable file sets, the ones where cut out all the layers of an image to create one. Kyoto Kuties, by Jin Yong at Under A Cherry Tree, is the first cuttable file that I decided to test out this past week. It was simple to put together and turned unbelievable cute. But here are a list of things that I learned.
- Don’t move the eyes – I thought you had the cut out the eyes and then glue them but I just made more work for myself
- Silhouette Studio can open GSD files
- You need Silhouette Studio DESIGNER EDITION to open SVG files
- Make the Cut – It is another program that will work with the Cameo but can be saved in many different format and can open as many format, but they currently do not have a MAC version yet.
So I had no idea that these images and files even existed. Now I have a bunch of ideas for other cuttable files that I want to create. So stay tuned to see what I come up with.