Monday, March 11, 2013

Steampunk Lime Fog plus Free Stuff

Welcome to the blog crawl, I hope you enjoy the visit. See the links to the other participants at the bottom of my post.

Gray Bicycle Birthday Card
Dressform and Gentlemans Perspective with Butterfly

This is the Steampunk Lime Fog
This is the inside sentiment. The frames match the color scheme of the card.
I did several renditions of this theme. I had some interesting colors come out of the combinations that I chose for this steampunk escapade. The first card I did had such unusual colors for the scalloped border, and flowers that I almost threw it out. The my daughter, who is taking Graphic Design at university, said she loved the color because it was so eye catching. I have to admit, it is Loud. I decided to share it here with the two that I liked.

I have created the papers, color swatches, and some of the cut files for this masculine birthday card. I had such a great time with the Steampunk Bizarre Brushes by Hogret that I found here.  I cut the flowers from the Silhouette Store on my Cameo.  The leaves and borders I created in my Silhouette Cameo Designer Edition software and cut with my Cameo, here are the links to the cut files: Leaves and Border. I also used a chipboard butterfly that I sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Yellow Rose of Texas which you can find here.

The inside sentiment is made by my using Some Weatz Swashes which I got here. I used a frame/label from the Silhouette Store, which I adapted heavily to meet my needs. I colored the frame using the swatch that matched the card front.

I am linking one of the posts that used on how to add patterns to your Silhouette, for both the designer edition and the regular edition.  It is really quite simple once you know the trick. Here it is.

I used my Photoshop to print the Digi Paper that I have as the background to the card.  I used the print and cut feature of the Silhouette Cameo to cut the scalloped border, leaves and greeting. What is interesting is that you can fit all the embellishment for one card on one piece of 8.5x11 cardstock. I use the Copic Express It card stock (CS), which I buy at Amazon when it is on sale, find it here. The X-Press It Paper is really high quality, but isn't too thick. It is between 70-80#, which makes it ideal for manipulating the rolled glowers, but sturdy enough to make a great card in a pinch. The printed colors on this stay really sharp and bright, which does not happen with cheap CS. I've tried some cheaper cover papers, and those have very limited capability as they are generally 65# or less.  The could not be a good quality card base.

The Digi Patterns can be used on the silhouette per the instructions in the linked video.  These are 300 pixels per inch, and can be printed for paper also. See my paper choice above.

If you have any questions please let me know. Comments make my day. Enjoy.


Steampunk Yello n Lime Pattern and here it is free

Steampunk Gray n Yello Pilot Pattern and here it is free

Steampunk Lime Swatch and here it is free

Steampunk Yello Swatch and here it is free
Steampunk Graybull Swatch and here it is free


Lauren Lanker said...

I really like how this project turned out, Lynne! You pair such unique patterns and colors together and it always somehow works! I haven't yet become so bold in my paper crafts, but you're inspiring me to take more risks in that regard.

Thanks for participating in our Silhouette Challenge this month! So. much. fun.

Coley said...

I love your cards. I especially love the dimensional flowers! They really pop.

Beth Hemphill said...

I love that you made multiple versions with the same materials. Great designs!

Jacquelyn Wallace said...

Looks great!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful work and marvelous flowers.Love your designs.
lovely greet and nice Sunday