Hello Crafty People!
Welcome to July’s CCC monthly hop, if you’re on the right track then you’ve just arrived here from the lovely Tracey Schultz! The latest in a bunch of monthly hops intended to encourage you to use those supplies that we all have squirrelled away – no judgement here, we all do it! Each month we will have a different theme and this month is outdoors!! We will also have an optional, suggested supply to use and this month we have patterned paper!
Patterned paper is definitely something that I have squirrelled away, so this is an absolutely perfect shove in the direction of using it for me! I found the ‘outdoors’ theme a little bit tougher to be honest; I just aren’t an outdoor-sy type! The closest I get to being truly ‘in nature’ is when we go for family holidays in a caravan in Wales. So that was the idea I ran with!
I got 100 designs free from the Silhouette Store when I registered my machine, and one of them was the cut file to create this caravan! I opened it and split it down into each individual element, so that I could cut it from several different papers. I decided to use an older Dovecraft release called ‘Lost & Found’, which is all themed around outdoors & camping and just seemed the perfect choice for this card.
I’m still such a newbie with the Silhouette sofware, so I’m not going to attempt any tutorials for now, but I will for sure add some tips & hints once I have had some more practice.
Once I had all of the pieces, I assembled the van and used one of my Sketch pens to draw out the sentiment, adding a line to make it into a border style. I used the Offset feature to create a cut line around it and once it was finished I added it onto a piece of green ombre paper, then attaching the whole thing to a kraft card base.
I hope you are enjoying the hop and you’ll continue on to see all of the amazing artwork made by the other bloggers! Your next stop is the wonderful Mary Ellen Driggs
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- Silhouette – Happy Camper cut file
- Dovecraft – Lost & Found collection – Older collection, I believe it is now discontinued.