April 3, 2012

Silhouette Class…Lesson 1

OK, I was more than EXCITED to have WON a Silhouette Cameo from Kim over at Today’s Creative, back in January!  If you’ve got one on your Wish List, you’ll want to move it to the top, as quickly as you can!  And remember to check over on Kim’s blog, she just gave another one away last week and who knows when there might be another giveaway!  (Follow my JulieChats Facebook page & I’ll be sure to let you know when I see another giveaway!)
Since receiving the machine, I’ve created some small projects…pieces for kits I’m designing for a workshop series at the store, some cute Project Life cards (no, I’m not doing PL, but these cards are TOO cute to pass up) and I even created some theme party items for my daughter’s 11 birthday Rock Climbing Party.  I promise to share all the details of the Rock Climbing Party in a separate post, very soon!  There are just too many photos and details to create a post right now.
After some experimentation with my brand new Silhouette Cameo, I read a Facebook post from the Queen of Online Digital Scrapbook Classes…Jessica Sprague where she announced that Kerri Bradford would be teaching a Silhouette class.  The class is called Silhouette: Getting to Know You and you can find it HERE.  I signed up for the class and started Lesson 1 today.  Right now, the class is on sale for $19 and it’s a bargain!  You have access to it FOREVER and it comes with tons of great Silhouette patterns too!
Now, being a person who gave her best effort with the Pazzle machine (The store where I work owns one and I had it at home for year and wished I could throw it out the window at least a couple times a week!)  So I did have a rudimentary knowledge of the type of program that comes with the Silhouette.  So I moved very quickly through the first few parts of Lesson 1.  But WOW, there were so many tips and new things to learn about organizing my files, the Silhouette store (I didn’t know there were files on sale each week!  HELLO!) and I learned some great things about the program that I didn’t know before that will make using it SO easy!
Well, at the end of Lesson 1, we cut out a circular flower card and the sentiment Thanks.  Given my current love of mist (I used Luminarte Radiant Rain mists in Ginger Flower and Blue Flame), I couldn’t resist misting the petals (they were meant as negative space to be tossed out) and sticking them back over the die cut card.  I also inked the edges of the card with some fun Eggplant chalk ink from Inkadinkado.  I cut my card from some white card stock with small white flecks in it…not sure where it came from…and my Thanks. out of some amazing shimmering purple cardstock from Peterson Arne…don’t have any details on it either….
I think the card turned out pretty cute and I can’t wait to get to Lesson 2 of the class!  I’ll try to share my creation after I complete that step too!
If you own a Silhouette, you should definitely give this class a try!

Here are some step by step photos of my little card…

Such a fun little card!  It would also be cute for Christmas, as a card or gift tag!

 This photo shows the box after the petals were removed!  Remember to always mist in a box,
and for an even shimmer of color, spray at the BACK of the box
and let the mist “rain” down on your die cuts.

I LOVE the finished product!  A few of these tied with a ribbon would make great teacher gifts!
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