Tuesday, August 14, 2012
No Ristrictions kinda gal
I have been growing with my Silhouette and this morning as I was executing an idea, I began thinking about what it is I love about this machine. So let me start with - I do not like confining spaces, I abhor restrictive clothing, I really am not fond of the word "no". I like an open path, clear skies and no boundries, lol. Well this is what I am in love with in the Silhouette, you are only limited by what your imagination can produce. There are still a lot of things I have not embraced or funneled into my brain but I know they are out there and they will come when I am ready.
I love to fussie up a card just as much as the next one, but sometimes I want a clean card, I want it to have some style, a small about of dimension, a little texture and color. This is a standard A-2 card, the background is from Silhouette Library "Dance in Sunshine" by Glitz Design. It is one of the first pattern papers I down loaded and I love it. I wanted it printed directly to my card blank, now comes the fun part, my computer and printer are really not simpatico, I will also add it is a cheapo printer, there ya go! So before the Silhouette, this was not even an option. Fast forward, I can now put any of my patterns on my mat and print them out to any card size want and print directly to my card blank, less bulk, less weight. On this one I wanted a senitment block specifically colored for this card, will the Silhouette do that, YEP, and my prooof is on the card. I added some EKSuccess Photo corners and a little negative piece from another EKSuccess punch and whaaaala, it took me longer to do this post than it did to make this card, this card, I saw in my imagination first and then saw it materialize from a machine that did not tell me no, it might have said, do a different way a couple of times but that is just a learning curve.
So there you have it, some wanderings from me as I open up the doors to learn more, hugs