Saturday 30 June 2012

Logo CASing

This morning's lucky dip challenge at Less is More at first seemed impossible to me - use the logo as inspiration - it's quite a complex thing but then when you look at the elements - flourishes, music, flowers, gems - it started to spark an idea.   I needed to make an Anniversary card for my SIL and thought that flourishes were very anniversary like so I took that as my starting point. 

The flourish frame was cut on my new toy - I finally caved and ordered a Silhoutte Cameo - and I have to say it may well be the best crafting decision I EVER made.  I already have a cricut and there is just no comparison to the ease of use (if you're OK with a computer that is).  The software is very intuitive and the machine itself is brilliant - quieter than the cricut too.  The flourish was downloaded from the online library but it wasn't deep enough to fit my sentiment in, so I "subtracted" a bit in the middle to allow me to lower the bottom flourish and then drew an oblong back over and "welded" it back together to make the flourish wide enough.  I then sized the whole image to 4" so it would fit across my card nicely (and unlike the cricut it comes out just as you expect it!).  For my 2nd attempt at using the cameo - I'm personally pretty pleased with what I've accomplished (the first thing will be blogged later as that worked out fine too!)

I embossed my favourite anniversary sentiment from Waltzingmouse into the frame and mounted it over a stamped musical panel stamped in the new momento colour "peanut brittle" which I love the tone of.  To finish I cut a couple of small hearts from kraft paper (PTI die part of the flip flop die set) and added a tiny pearl heart into each of those.

I have a mountain of cards to make for birthdays coming up and orders today along with a tiara for my friends impending wedding so I'd better go and get busy whilst keeping one eye on the tennis (come on Andy!)   I'll be back just after midnight with our new challenge for St Lukes.

Has anyone else found that the spell checker in blogger isn't working?  Nothing happens when I use it anymore.  Any tips on how to sort it?


  1. Hola Tara, I LOVE YOUR CAMEO, i think i need to speak with Papa Noel seriusly this christmas:D
    gorgeous card Tara, fantastic contrast black flourish with white sentiment, perfect.
    Good luck with your birthday cards and i'm waiting your new challenge a ST. Luke's.
    a hug from the melted island

  2. great contrasts here - fab card!

  3. A beautiful card which is bound to be appreciated


  4. This is gorgeous, I don't use my Cricut often enough, may have to sell and buy one like yours!

  5. Hi tara
    Wowee! Fabulous take on this LIM.... Challenge ...
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

  6. This is fabulous Tara and now I know what your new toy is too. Sounds too complicated for a wrinkly like me.
    It`s done you proud with this one, love it.
    Lynne xxx

  7. Love your comment about things coming out the cricut not quite how you expect them!!! Lol..been there many times :0) I love your beautiful flourishes, I'm amazed its your second creation with the must be very techno savy :0)
    Jenny x

  8. Wow!!! Tara this is simply stunning - the flourish looks amazing. I think I might have to invest in a Cameo :) I'm sure your SIL will love the card.

    Yes, I've noticed the spell checker isn't working ;)

  9. Beautiful work Tara! Although I've never used a Cameo, it sure looks tempting.

  10. Stunning card xx Jan

  11. This is fabulous Tara
    I hope you've managed a productive day
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Lovely card. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing. Jenx

  13. A beautiful card, the frame is fab. (I've had my silhouette for almost a year and I still haven't figured out how to use it!) xx

  14. Thanks for the link Tara, when I got mine I couldn't find any online tutorials, I'll check it out! xx

  15. Beautiful, fits the criteria brilliantly and it's a great card Tara!! Thank you for your kind words, Gay xxx

  16. Lucky you Tara - the things you can do with this machine amaze me! This is a gorgeous interpretation of the banner and I love the way the sentiment fits with your beautiful frame. Vicky x

  17. WOW! Stunning card. Great take on the challenge xx

  18. A truly beautiful card. I agree that the Silhouette is more versatile than the to purchase that flourish.

  19. Fabulous take on the challenge - very clever.

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