Day 5 -Tardis Parking Stall
Today is the last day of Doctor Who week. And for the last day I have another vinyl piece. (Image removed upon author’s request.) I thought that it was a really cool image that I found when I was searching Doctor Who things.
This was made exactly like the vinyl stencils from Day 2 of Doctor Who week. Drag the image into Silhouette Studio and use the trace tool and cut. After weeded the excess vinyl away. Placed the Clear Contact Paper on top and now it is ready to be placed on anything.
I made this image to be about 5″ X 7″. I wanted have something larger so that it could be put a picture frame or even on poster board. Another reason why I really like the doing things digitally is because it is so easy to enlarge or shrink things to the right size.
I have really enjoyed doing a theme week and I am definitely going to continue it one in the future. So stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by for Doctor Who week!
(Image removed upon author’s request.)
Day 4 -Allons-y! (Let’s Go!)
Today I have another card for you. With Doctor Who’s famous phrase “Allons-y”. It is a basic card that could be used for any occasion.
One more reason that the Cameo is great is that you can use any font that you have on your computer. For this card I used the Doctor Who font. When you download the font file, transfer the tff, true type font, or otf, open font type, to the folder where your fonts are kept on your computer. Now when you open up Silhouette Studio your font will can be used when you click on the Text Icon. As you can see below I cut the phrase “Allons-y” on the card front and glued that down on card.
For the little Tardis I used this stencil. I wanted something that wasn’t as detailed because I knew that I the Tardis will be small. To give the Tardis a little extra pop I used dimensionals to raise them up. Also, to have the Tardis stand out just a little more on the card face I used the offset tool around the Tardis so there is a gap and the black of the card comes through.
Day 3 – Tardis Sketch
Today is my BFF, Laura’s, actual birthday. So on her birthday I wanted to show you one of her favorite cards and it is mine as well. It features Amy Chomas’ pen holder, Chomas Creations.
This card takes the same Tardis that was shown Day 2 of Doctor Who week but is now a drawing instead. I took the same Tardis that I already had in Silhouette Studio but replace the cutting blade with Chomas Creation and inserted a the blue gel pen from Gelly Roll Moonlight collection. And then hit the cut button.
When you are doing a card like this you really want to choose your pens carefully. You want one that is smooth and easy flowing. Because the Silhouette Cameo just keeps on going it doesn’t matter if the pen stops working in the middle in its mind it went over the line and therefore a line was drawn. In other words” You will be deleted!”
Day 2 – Dalek & Tardis
Did you know that the Silhouette Cameo can also cut vinyl?
I thought that Dr. Who week was the best time to try cutting vinyl. It was all very simple. It was just like cutting card stock. I took the same Tardis from Pinterest and this Dalek from Doodlecraft and used Silhouette Studio to get the details of the image and then placed the vinyl into the Silhouette and then cut away. Once the image is all cut you weed out the parts that are not part of the image. For the transfer paper I had to use Clear Contact Paper, a clear plastic used to line drawers and cabinets. I searched for the Silhouette transfer paper but I could not find it anywhere. I also found that other people used contact paper as a cheap alternative and it works really well. I can’t compare it to transfer paper but it did the job. I like how it is clear and that I could place exactly where you want it.
This week is my best friend Laura’s birthday and in her honour I wanted to do Doctor Who theme week. So everyday this week I will be posting a little something that I made for her. If you want to see all the things early you can see it on her blog, here.
Day 1- The Tardis
I got this Tardis image on Pinterest. Used Silhouette Studio with the trace tool and used the offset tool to get the shape of the Tardis for the background.
For the writing on the front of the card I used the Chomas Creation. It is a holder that fits where the blade goes and then a pen can fit into that holder. So I put in my white gel pen and I was able to get the writing small enough and the font legible. I was also able to use a regular black pen for the sign on the Tardis.
I did run into some pit falls, I tried to complete the Tardis by writing the “Police Public Call Box”. But my hand was too heavy and it did not look right. Luckily the day before I was to give Laura her gifts my order from Chomas Creations came in the mail. This holder is amazing and most of all I can use any pen that I have. I love that it the actual sign although some parts are not legible since the font is too small but you can tell it is the sign. It makes it more like the real thing. I hope you enjoyed and come back tomorrow for more Dr. Who things. Until then Allons-y!