Saturday, August 15, 2015

MC Aug/15 - Easel Postage - Sun Sand & Sea - HB signed up for an online class with Jennifer McGuire for Dies & Silhouette software "A Cut Above" recently. You can take only the die portion, or only the Silhouette software portion or both. I decided to take both... And although there was nothing new for me with the die tutorials, there were a lot of good things to learn. Now the Silhouette software stuff is a different matter. I've struggled with their software (free version) and keep going back to my Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) software for my Silhouette machine. I am totally happy wth SCAL, it's so easy to learn and totally intuitive. Silhouette Studio is frustrating and takes ages to try to figure out how to do something, so I always avoid it if possible. I could learn for free googling tutorials and stuff, but that's time consuming too... and not sure I wanted to really learn... Well it seems there is something that really intrigued me and I used the technique to create this card. I also made a step by step tutorial on how it's done to create the postage front and easel HERE

I'm using part of a "Happy Birthday" die (available at Elizabeth Craft Designs and at Quietfire Design) cut and layered 7 times with the colors of the rainbow cardstock... It's a take on one of my team mates (Diane Nguyen) who stacked it HERE, I decided to off set the layers...

I'm also using Iris Shimmer Sheetz for the seahorse.

And Quietfire Design quote ("Twirl & Enjoy" 3pce set) and part of a sentiment stamp ("Tiny Christmas Wishes" 3pce set).

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions and the link for the tutorial. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Creatalicious challenge  #78 summer fun at the beach
Artistic Inspirations  #137 water (2nd entry)
Incy Wincy Designs  #308 sun, sand & sea
Ooh La La Creations  #186 nuatical
Deep Ocean Challenge  #110  maritime
Pinspirational Challenges  #146 sand surf and beach
The House That Stamps Built  #812 sun, sand & surf
Sisterhood of Crafters  #38 rainbow
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #138 sentiment + fairies
4 Crafty Chicks  #259 nautical
Alphabet Challenge  M for mermaids
Crafts 4 Eternity  #239 arrow
Craft Stamper Challenge  use pens or pencils
Crazy Challenge  #203 fairies
Fashionable Stamping  #102  Seaside or beach
My Time To Craft  #302  easel
City Crafter  #274 mood board see pic HERE


Darlene said...

WOW! What a fabulous birthday card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RAINBOW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Colette said...

Beautiful card Yogi! Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week, good luck! Colette - DT :o)

Glenda said...

This is a beautiful scene you have created with the pretty rainbow in the background. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Heather said...

Very pretty! Love all those fabulous elements you have layered together. Adn the postage shaped card front is a really fun touch. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Stella said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Cheri said...

Stunning in every way and in every detail. I will have to get out my Silhouette and give this a try. Thank you for playing along with the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Karen C said...

Fab!! Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
Karen C

Cazro said...

A lovely scenic card, I like your elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT

Kathy S said...

Always enjoy visiting your Blog Yogi - great card for the Sun, Sand and Surf challenge at The House That Stamps Built. So appreciate you entering and wish you good luck.

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card for our challenge!! Must check out that class! ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous! I love the beautiful scene you've created and that fabulous layered sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
Tammy x

Unknown said...

Beautiful birthday card!I love all of the layers! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT

Cazro said...

A lovely scenic easel card. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC. Caz DT.

Taunya Butler said...

This is way awesome and I love that stacked sentiment - looks so very cool!! I am so glad that you joined us at 4 Crafty Chicks for the Nautical challenge - sure hope we see you in next week’s challenge as well!!
Taunya Butler
4 Crafty Chicks August Guest Designer

Diane said...

Fabulous card...thank you so much for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Rainbow" challenge!
Diane TSH DT

Helen said...

A beautiful card - love the way you've used the dies.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.

Helen x

Billie A said...

Cute card and like the post card look to the easel card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Claire said...

Fab card, love the shape! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "summer fun at the beach” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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