POW!

Today I went for a comic themed card. This card reminds me of the old school Batman TV show with Adam West. I remember watching the re-runs as kid and loved how they didn’t show the fight scenes but used onomatopoeia instead of the actual physical hits. I had a sketch for a card front but I wanted to change things up from the usual Happy Birthday.

This card was made in Silhouette Studio using the Draw a Polygon tool. Just click on the icon and then click where you want the to add points for a change of direction. Once you get to the end the Silhouette Studio is so smart that it will join the line together you have your inside. And it really is that simple to create your own star burst for your comic themed card or for anything else you can image.

For the finishing touches I added dots on the star burst with my Copic Ciao Marker-Lipstick Red (R29) just to give a little more of a comic book look. I also added white gel pen outline on the star bust and the outer edge of the card to make it pop.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Top 5 Card Making Blogs

Last month I shared with you my Top 5 Digital Cut Blogs and now I want to share with you my top 5 Card Making Blogs. I love seeing how others are creating their cards. I look for at their layouts, colour combinations, the techniques, and the products they use. That is where I learned out the Silhouette Cameo. Not all of these blogs use a Silhouette but they are doing some very inspirations things with their cards.

  1. KwernerDesign by Kristina Werner. To me she is the most inspirational not only in her card layouts and techniques, but her style. How she blogs, creates videos, and it just seems to all come so naturally to her.
  2. Damask Love by Amber. This a newly addition to my RSS reader. Her cards a clean and simple, just my kind of style
  3. Simply Stamped by Maile Belles. When I would look in Cards Magazine her cards were the most memorable to me. Her layouts are clean and simple just the way I like it!
  4. Alice’s {Little} Wonderland by Alice. She does amazing things with Copic markers. I love seeing how she colours and shades her images to give them more dimensions.
  5. Sugar Buffet Studio by Kryssi. She also has clean and simple card layouts with bright colours that just grab your attention.

As you can tell when I am blog searching I gravitate to the clean and simple designs. I realized that is the style that I am most comfortable with and the one that I get the most excited about out. Eventually I think my style will change and that is why I am going to continue these Top 5 lists to track the changes. Also, I want to share with you the blogs that motivate me to keep on making cards.