Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thinking of You

I wanted to make a card to send to a friend of mine who is trying to recover from surgery and pack to move at the same time. Either is taxing enough, but the combination of the two could wear down even the strongest of us.

I was cleaning up my "favorites" and saw the Paper Player's sketch for this week and thought it would be a good starting point. I also wanted to test the capacity of my Silhouette to make intricate cuts. So, I purchased a cut out mat for a 12 by 12 layout and shrunk it down to a card size. Even dear hubby was forced to ask me what I was cutting when I was wandering around the house doing little tasks like filling the bird feeder, making hot chocolate and trimming the fur that mats on Chewie under her legs and the cutter just kept on cutting.

I was stunned by how well it did cut, although it's clear to me I probably should order a new blade. Then I just added some SEI ribbon, added a stamped sentiment to the frames cut out on the Cameo and glued the card together. Easy breezy.


Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh I love your intricate pattern on your card, which makes me just love the silhouette more and more each time I see it. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week.

LeAnne said...

A thoughtful card for your friend! She'll love it! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week with your pretty creation!

Lesley said...

A lovely cards for your friend! The colours are so refreshing! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players.