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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Two down....



...and who knows how many more to go!  While some of my blogging friends already have a stash of Christmas cards done and ready to go, I'm just barely getting started.  I needed a push since I always procrastinate and end up buying (gasp!) Christmas cards to hand out (for the most part).  The cards you see above are inspired by two challenges I'm linking them to:  (1) Going Buggy [make a Christmas card with non-traditional colors ie., no reds or greens] and (2) Clean and Simple Stamping [sketch challenge].

Some close ups of the finished cards.




The cards are size A2.  If your don't count the front and the black matt, there is almost NO die-cut on these cards.  The trio of Christmas ornaments and the first line of the sentiment were printed on my printer using the sketch feature of the Silhouette Studio.  The Christmas ornaments were originally die-cut (or SVGs) purchased through the Silhouette Store, and is by Sophie Gallo.  The fonts I used were Janda Curlygirl Chunky and Arial.  To truly appreciate how to turn anything into a sketch on the Silhouette Studio, please go here to my blogging friend Sabrina's blog - I really couldn't have improved on her instructions. 

Here are the front of the cards after sending it to my printer and before I loaded the matt to my Silhouette Cameo (you can use a Cricut matt on the Silhouette Cameo).


And here's the inside of the card, all ready to be addressed when I'm ready. 


I'm really liking the look of turning images into a sketch.  Thanks again for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

5 comments:

Jill Rugg said...

Great Christmas cards Melody!

Asha said...

Love the simple sketchy look. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and words, Melody. They mean so much to me. It will be a week tomorrow since Xiara's passing. How fast time flies!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/09/52-card-pickup-week-36.html

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks for the very nice comments, ladies! You make crafting worthwhile! ;)

Enfys said...

Oh dear! I really am loving what you do with the silhouette, gulp. (Now how do I get around hubby on this one). Super cards Melody, I love the hand drawn sketchy effect and love that you just printed right out. Thanks for entering the going buggy challenge this month,
big hugs
En x