Thursday, July 4, 2013

Silhouette Cameo - Sketch pen Camera card

Happy Happy Independence Day, to my American Friends!
(and happy belated Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!)

silhouette sketch card

So, have those of you with Silhouette machines tried the sketch function yet? (i Love it!)

The doodled camera on this card was a free Silhouette shape a few weeks ago (but if you missed it, and you like it, you can still purchase the camera sketch here). The Silhouette blog has a new free shape every week!

It was the first time I tried out the Silhouette sketch pen (I used black).

The most pleasant surprise about the sketch pens? Seconds after the machine is done
drawing, you can use Copic markers to colour your sketched image - with no bleeding!


I also glued some sequins on to give the impression of bokeh:

bokeh detail silhouette sketch card

& a large silver sequin for the flash.

free cut file

...I cut out a sentiment (that says "we CLICK!") using the Silhouette, as well:


10 patterned stripe - free printable digital patterned paper set SAMPLE

...the lined patterned paper is

(Line envelopes & inside cards)

This photo is nothing glamorous, but it is a little something that I love to do
 with every card now, so I thought I'd share it with You. It's ultra simple:

cheap trick - matching paper as an envelope liner & inside card

Just line envelopes & the inside of cards to match each other.

For the envelope, I print a 7x7 sized pattern on copy paper (20lb) and I use this speedy method. And for the inside of the card I print the same pattern (but in A2 size) on affordable paper that's about 65lb (like Recollections or Staples brand). I find the weight balances the back of the card with the front. :)

Here is the new large monochromatic dot paper, in case you'd like to use it:

12.5 inch square ... &... letter size:
LIGHT margarita LARGE CIRCLES - free printable digital patterned paper...&... LIGHT margarita LARGE CIRCLES - free printable digital patterned paper LETTER SIZE

7 inch square & A2 card size:
- 7x7 inch square master PNG frame overlay...&...- A2 card PORTRAIT or VERICAL master PNG frame overlay

How to save these single papers directly from my blog:

PC users in Firefox/Chrome: right click on the image & choose "save link as"
PC users in Explorer: right click on the image & choose "save target as".
Mac users: Visit flickr, here, click on the paper you want, then right click and 
select 'all sizes' & click on "download the original size of this photo" 


This digital work is offered up for free, but mainly for personal use only.

Hope your day is a crafty one! xo


Tiffany said...

This is great Mel! I JUST got a cameo for my birthday in the mail yesterday!!!! So excited to open it up! I have so much to learn! Do you have a section of cameo links on your site? I'm gonna start out with paper stuff but ultimately I'm gonna be cutting fabric for my sewing stuff!! Beautiful card! I can't wait to get started!!

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, Mel, you so rock! I have had my cameo in a box for about a year, thinking I'd sell it, but now that I'm RETIRING and moving, I might keep it and try stuff like this. xoxo

Lauren Lanker said...

This card is simply stunning! You are such a master (or mistress?) of detail-work.... My favorite part? The sequins! (Love me some bling.) And thanks for the tip on lining envelopes. I'm going to have to try that soon. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us once again. It's an inspiration!

The Thinking Closet

Tiffmc said...

Wow Mel, you always blow me away from your creativity. Thanks so much for your inspiration!

jill said...


Creative M said...

WOW!! This is AWESOME!! love it!
Have a wonderful day,
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oscaralley said...

I love your work. Thanks for sharing. You rock!! Can't wait to see your FB Silhouette Challenge project. I haven't started mine yet, I have too many things rolling around in my head.

Elena said...

What a fun card, Mel! I love your idea on stitching background and adding sequins!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love it Mel!
This is so beautiful and inspiring!
Thank You very much!
and happy belated 4th to you as well ♥

Nicky Chamallow said...

Merci Mel pour ce partage ! j'ai eu ma Caméo la semaine dernière, et je me réjouis de faire mes premiers tests. Amitié de France

Nina Yang said...

A great card, Mel! Love the colors and sequins!

Donna Wright said...

Thank you Thank You Thank You.. I have spent hours trawling the internet to find out of i can use my alcohol based pens to colour images drawn with the silhouette pens and only found to answer on your page.