Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pretty Little Studio and Just Nick Product Swap - My Happy

I admit I don't use my Silhouette Cameo nearly as much as I should. It was a big investment and I wasn't making the most of it so when this opportunity came up at Pretty Little Studio to do a product swap with Just Nick I was really excited. I admit I was a bit rusty with the functions of my machine, but my teamies were really encouraging and promised to help me if I got stuck. I'm happy to report that I made it without any assistance.. well maybe just a little. I couldn't find the tool to adjust the blade on my machine, but I found a helpful tip on line. Did you know that the storage area for your blade can also be used to adjust it! Very clever right? A life saver!

I started by cutting the Rosette Background. I'm sorry that I didn't make a note of the size (remember I'm a newbie) the finished size of the die cut is approximately 5" x 4 1/2". Next I backed all the floral openings with paper from the Pretty Little Studio Marigold Collection. I chose patterns that had the most color so they would be bold enough to peek through the white die cut.
I cut the "You are My Happy" sentiment 2 1/2" tall from white paper. It got lost when I layered it over the floral so I colored it with a Krylon 18 Kt Gold Marker.
To make the beautiful cut image pop I added some teal "Blue Bells" vellum and a Cambridge 4" Doily to the right side of the design.
I added some "Stems" leaves to the corners of the design. I love that there is a solid and an outline so you can layer them if you like.
The finishing touch was some stars from the Here Comes the Sun Die Cuts "Label Medley" and some pretty pink sequins from the "Baby Claire" confetti mix.
I hope seeing all the designs this week inspire you to dust off your electric cutting machine. I'm so glad I did! Both companies have a sale going on so you can try the products...

Coupon code from Just Nick for Product Swap 25% off thru Oct 31 code: PLS

Coupon code from PLS for Product Swap 10% off Oct 2-15 code: JNick10

Here's a list of the products I used today..

Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Marigold Collection
Vellum | Blue Bells
Doily | Cambridge 4"
Die Cuts | Here Comes The Sun | Labels Medley
Confetti | Baby Claire

Just Nick Products
Rosette Background
You are my Happy


Jill Norwood said...

I still have not invested in a machine but I sure love your beautiful card!!!

Marybeth said...

Amazing! Only you could make this work and turn out so beautiful !!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is delicate and lovely! The addition of gold was the perfect idea!