August 13, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Card and Silhouette Tutorial!

Our youngest Grandaughter was turning one and I wanted to make a card that was a little different to the norm.  I was originally thinking a number one card, until I stumbled across a blog that had a card similar to the one I ended up making.  I loved making this card as much as the finished item.

There are at least three layers to the card, seperated by pop dots and a pretty floral lacey pattern on the number one. The base card is a little bigger than the other layers so that when you look at the card front on, it looks like the letters have an outline.

I created the words and number in photoshop saved as a .png file, before opening each one in the Silhouette Studio program.  I created the base card by moving the pieces around and over lapping the letters until I was happy, then meshed them together.  Next I created another layer slightly smaller than the first using the offset tool.

How to make the floral overlay.  Now there maybe an easier way to do this but this is what worked for me.  I made an outline of the number one and duplicated it, then opened a die cut pattern.

I sandwiched the pattern inbetween the two number outlines.

Aligned all layers then in the modify option selected subtract.

You should end up with something similar to the above, select all and click on the weld option.  Thats it you now have an overlay.

I cut the base layer once and the top layer twice, putting lots of foam squares inbetween to make this sweet pretty card.

Have a great day!

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