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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Birthday with Chomas Creations adjustable holders

I've always loved the idea of the Souffle gel pens.  They have a little bit of a fluffy look to them.  While playing with them I found they work best when you slow the speed down on the Cameo, it gives more time for the ink to get onto the surface.
This was actually a very quick card as I used the balloons sketch & happy birthday script from the Silhouette store. 
Using the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the thickness at 9 & the speed at 3, I added the Souffle gel pens to the holder and drew out the images.  Then I took less then a minute to color in the sentiment. 


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's a boy card using Chomas Creations embossing kit

It's a boy card (hopefully, every once in awhile they are wrong!) for my new nephew that will be coming on Thursday!  I'm very excited for his arrival! 
If you would like to make this card with Design Studio, Doodlecharms and Boys Will be Boys cartridges, you can download the file here... it's a baby card  And if you need it for a girl, that is included in the file as well!
I used the Chomas Creations embossing kit to make the bottle border on the bottom of this card.  By adding the metal sheet colored side down, then embossing, you can sand the raised image to get this look.

I also used the Chomas Creations embossing tip (this time without the mat) to score the fold in my card.  I have a tutorial on that here... score card tutorial



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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Happy Birthday card with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

Another birthday party, another birthday card to bring!  I recently purchased Silhouette's Designer Edition (like Studio with more goodies to try out!) and was playing around with some of the sketch options in it.  One of the things you could do was fill your letters with this cross hatch pattern.  So while this was simple to do in DE, I'm still going to share it for those of you without it!  You can download the happy birthday design here... happy birthday
Just like yesterday's card, I have a lot of pre-cut 4x5.5 kraft cards I need to use up from the holidays, so I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with the black metallic Chomas Creations gel pen from the assorted pack of gel pens to draw the sentiment right on the card.  Then I just added a chipboard sticker.  Super easy!
Now I just need more time to play with my new software!!!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday sketch card with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Another January birthday party to go to!  So another birthday card. 
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I wanted to have some creative fun with my feet up, so I pulled out the good ole' Wacom tablet and started drawing in MTC (Make-the-Cut).  I found you can draw a lot smoother in MTC then you can in Silhouette Studio.  You can change around the smoothing and precision for drawing in MTC as well, which helped a lot with my flower sketch, which you can download for MTC here... flower sketch
To make card making easier this year, I invested in a 50 pack of 4x5.5 inch cards with envelopes in kraft color.  I added this to my mat and drew right on it.

I used layers in MTC as well, so that I could draw in different colors of Sharpie glitter paint markers using the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder.  To do this, it is as simple as turning off layers (clicking on the eye to turn off a layer).  As you can see I turned off the grass and flower stems and then drew the petals and happy birthday sentiment first. 
Then insert the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder into the Cameo & add the Sharpie paint marker into the holder.  Draw your images on a pressure of 8, and speed of 5.  Do not remove your mat from the machine.
Now swith the layers that are on and off, so that the grass and stems are now showing.  Replace your Sharpie paint marker in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder (you do not need to take the holder out of the machine) with a green marker.  Now draw these images.
This is a pretty simple card.  I did add some Viva Decor glitter glue to the center of my flowers. 






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Friday, January 13, 2012

Birthday boy card with Chomas Creations marker holder

My nephew's birthday is this month so I needed a boy like card for this one.  I found these silver cardstock like papers at Joanns and Target that are by Colorbok and are super cheap!  The silver is slippery, so you need something like a Sharpie or Bic Mark-Its (permanent markers) to use to write on it.
Because he turned 11, I added 11 candles to the card with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder and a Bic Mark-It.  I like to use double cut when using the  markers to make them show up even more bold.  The candle was from Studio (birthday candle) as well as the birthday boy phrase (house of 3 birthday boy).
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's a girl card with Chomas Creations engraving tip

Ooooh I love me some clear cardstock for making cards!!!  And my fav thing to do with it is etch into it with the Chomas Creations engraving tip!
One of my friends just had a baby girl, so I thought it would be fun to etch some baby designs that I downloaded from Studio (baby shapes), and then etched them with the Chomas Creations engraving tip as a border along the bottom of this card.  It is hard to see in the picture, but click on it to get a better look.



I also used the It's a Girl design from Studio (It's A Girl design by Hero Arts ) to add to the front of the card.  Layering on clear cardstock is my fav thing to do!  I added this bracket design (2 layer tag) to the inside back of the card and for a place to write, I added a cream colored one to the back of the card.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Celebrate birthday card with Chomas Creations engraving tip

There are lots of birthdays coming up in January, so I will have to make a lot of cards!  I doubled up on this design, so this is a 2 for 1!  You can download the Design Studio file for this card using George and Birthday Bash here... celebrate card
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I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip to etch the cupcake design into Core'dinations cardstock.  I use a multi-cut of 2 for this to really dig into that paper!  This is the engrave page in the DS file, then I replaced the blade in place of the engraving tip to cut the cut around the cupcakes using the engrave cut page in the DS file.

I also used the Chomas Creations engraving tip to score the card.  I set my pressure to high, and then scrored the emboss page of the DS file.  I then replaced the blade in place of the engraving tool and cut the card shape with the card cut page of the DS file.

Next I cut the celebrate page of the DS file and added them to my cards, and added Stickles over all of the sprinkles on the cupcakes.


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Friday, January 06, 2012

These are a few of my favorite fonts...

Well it is time I put together a list of my favorite fonts for journaling!  These are the fonts that are thinner lined, so they won't look like they have that double lined look.  Click on the fonts to be taken to the site that you can download these at.  Keep in mind, these are double lined fonts, so the larger you make them, the more you will be able to tell. 
Fire fly castle
Altera
Dirty Little Secrets
Simply Glamorous
Play Date
Elegant Light
English Essay
Every time I miss you
Cursive Standard
Honey Bunches
Thinking of you
Sweetie Pie
Dreamed About You
Now some of those above come from Kevin and Amanda fonts.  I love love love her fonts!  There are a bunch here that are perfect for journaling.... Fonts for Peas
Kay at Clever Someday also has a list she put together of some of her favorite fonts as well. Scroll down to find the gel pen fonts which are best for journaling here... Clever Someday

Of course there are many, many more!! These are just what I have that I know have worked for me so far! 
So here is a page I did with the first font on my list, Fire Fly Castle.  I used the font to journal around the page then used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with the white Signo Uni ball gel pen. Notice how when I made the font bigger on the bottom, you can see the double lines.  I simply grabbed my white gel pen and colored in the  middle, as you can see on the letters "HAP"  in the picture below.  It didn't take long at all to finish this!
The Studio file for this page is available for download here... happy birthday  Here is a close up of the font in a smaller size, where you can't tell that it is double lined because of how close the lines are together.
My journaling was done on one of the journaling boxes I made with the Chomas Creations holders awhile back with the red glitter Chomas Creations gel pen.  I trimmed the gift off the end so it would fit.  You can find the dashed line file here... journaling box
Here is the finished page.  These are some old Basic Grey papers, and stickers I had so I used a bunch of scraps on this!  Nice to use up some of that stash! 
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