Monday, September 24, 2012

Falling For the Silhouette!

Another crazy week but hopefully the last for a bit.  My husband was doing his farming, regular work, and Air Force thing which meant he was not around as much as we all like.  We survived but, man, my hats are off to you single parents out there.  Kids really keep you hopping!  ;)  This week will be busy but I think I'll be prepared for it a little better.

The challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays really got my mind going in a million directions.  See if you can follow my logic (good luck).  Fall...it makes me think of a TON of things but one that pops into my mind almost immediately is our church's annual Norwegian supper.  Now this is no simple meal.  It take months and months of prep that we just happen to always begin the week fall starts.  The most labor intensive part of this supper is making lefse.  When I married my husband, there were two requirements (I'm sure there were more but I wasn't listening to those).  I needed to learn to make lefse and krumkake.  How hard could that be, right?  Krumkake came to me easily...lefse, not so much.  I found that while I'm great at rolling out pastry, lefse is much more difficult due to just how thin you have to roll it.  So, I'm thinking of lefse and fall cards when I look over at The Cameo Spotlight challenge for the week:  using triangles.  How in the world do triangles fit into my crazy lefse train of thought?  Well, it just so happens that EVERY TIME I make lefse, my first few attempts turn out triangular.  How I turn a circular piece of dough into a triangle every time is beyond me but it happens.  So, without further ado, here are the awesome challenge badges which you can click on to be taken to each challenge page to participate as well (hint hint).



I designed my card in Silhouette Studio by making a triangle and duplicating it to create my first row.  I then continued the pattern until I had enough triangles to merge with a 3" square to form the center pattern on this card.  I added two offset squares to create the border but since I wanted the entire card front to be one piece and not a square of triangles that I would have to line up by eye, I subtracted a little rectangle from my square borders so they were anchored to the card front as well as everything else.  I covered this little space with my pumpkin from Wplus9.  Here's a glimpse of the finished design in Studio so you can see what I'm talking about:


I will be sharing this cut file on my new Shared Files page!  I'm excited to be able to share some of my designs with you guys and I hope you'll enjoy them.  What did I do with my card front?  Well,  here's my card:


Stamps:  Pretty Patches: Pumpkin, Country Charm (WPlus9)
Inks:  Bellini, Evergreen, French Roast (Amuse Studio), From An Anonymous Source (Clear & Simple Stamps)
Dies & Cuts:  Pretty Patches:  Pumpkin (WPlus9)
Paper:  Kraft Woodgrain (Studio Calico), Gold, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Vellum (PTI), Poppy, Daffodil, Pine (Hero Arts)
Misc:  Foam Tape (Scotch), Dark Chocolate Button, Baker's Twine (PTI), Silhouette Cameo
  

13 comments:

  1. Love the colours you have used. Great Card.

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  2. love it! Great use of chevrons too!

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  3. Very cool card! Love the colors and unexpected twist for a fall card with the geometric pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. I have not given myself over to the Silhouette yet, but projects like this are moving me closer and closer! I love the geometric approach to the challenge. Beautifully done. : )

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  5. Just got my Cameo. Would love to use your file because it is awesome. I love it. Great graphic fall card. Thanks for playing along with is @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

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  6. LOVE it! I saw this over on the Cameo Facebook Group and I'm so happy to see it again! Great design! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

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  7. Beautiful card! I love the colors and your design is fabulous! Thanks for playing in The Cameo Spotlight Triangle Challenge!

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  8. I love your card and thanks for sharing your Studio file. Cx

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  9. Fabulous execution. I love to see how people design their cards. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Cameo Spotlight!

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  10. What a wonderful design Chrissy! Love the color combination. It's terrific how you're sharing your files now too!!! So glad you played in the Triangle Challenge at The Cameo Spotlight!

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  11. Awesome colors and design, Chrissy! So glad that you joined us!

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  12. Clean and graphic - be still my heart!! Love this to bits, Chrissy! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Cameo Spotlight Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

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  13. Very creative. This is fantastic! Love that you just need rectangles underneath to add the different colors.

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