This card was inspired by a beautiful card from Linda Aarhus, (polkadotandpaper.typepad.com)
I used a Silhouette cutting file found on Bird's blog (birdscards.com)... if you haven't visited this blog, run to check it out. This lady is posting new cutting files everyday, and they are incredible. From place cards to deep edge cards, if you own a Silhouette Cameo, this is a mine of ideas.
My husband was sweet enough to make me a few hangers from paper clips, and there you go!
Pinterest and the web are full of resources when you begin using your Silhouette Cameo.
How sweet it is when you fall on beautiful free cutting files, easy to download and use.
Bird's Card blog (http://www.birdscards.com/) has those "Deep edge" cutting files that allowed me to design a few easy and simple cards.
Thank you Bird for being so generous and for the beautiful inspiration we can find in your blog...
I added a "thank you" sentiment to this deep edge card (#5) and a Tiffany blue liner.
This one is the Deep Edge #1. I added a band of card stock. The sentiment was printed and cut using a Spellbinder Nestabilities, label #10 die cut.
I put a white ribbon behind it.
The two following deep edge cards are the #3 cutting files and I just added a Happy Birthday" cut in silver card stock. The large clear ribbon, and the silver mesh one are actually holding the sentiment in place.
Bird's Cards blog is a mine of neat ideas and cutting files... go visit it!!
Just write something, anything, choose the right font (and when I say right, I mean, do not go into detailed font or it might not be very neat once you try to get the paper out of the cutting mat), and add a liner...
The most important part is to fuse the writing with the card itself so that the letters are not "free standing"...
This font was a little too detailed , and as a result, it was very difficult to get the letters out neatly...
Check the detail below and you'll understand what I mean...