This card looks very simple and you would think it did not take long to make. :) Wrong! I tried something new and all I had was problems. So a little over two hours later I finally was able to salvage a card. ;) I have had my Silhouette Cameo since January of 2018 but have done only basic cardstock cutting. I decided I wanted to learn to cut other materials like stencils. I ordered what I thought was the correct material but found out this morning I was wrong. I ordered blank stencil which was 6 mil thick. After doing SIX passes over the design (#91702 Bird On Branch from Silhouette Design Store), I still had not cut through. In doing "research" internet reading, I saw where I should have gotten 4 mil thickness instead. I also read the Auto Blade does not cut deeper than 1 mil. I thought I could use the Auto Blade for everything. Now I'm thinking if I had a different blade (like a deep cutting/Ratchet blade) I could cut the 6 mil blank stencil material I own. Anyway back to this card, I had to take an exacto knife to the stencil to get it cut all the way through. It took me forever! :) I used the part of the stencil which fell away by placing in the center of a card base and inking around it. I also did the matching envelope the same way. The sentiment is one by Hero Arts and stamped with black ink (Momento Onyx Black). As luck would have it, my youngest daughter was out shopping and I got her to visit JoAnn's to pick up a Rachet blade for my Silhouette (all I owned was the Auto Blade). When she gets home, I can't wait to try it and see if it solves my problems! If it doesn't, I guess I will be ordering 4 mil thick stencil material to see if that will work! I am determined I will solve this problem! ;) I am very excited about the prospects of cutting my own stencils. Hopefully my next stenciled CAS card won't take this long and cause me to pull out all my hair! This nothing but problems CAS card is linking up at:
I'll be mailing this card Monday to a friend in need of cheering up and happy mail. She'll never know I almost went bald making it. ;) Thanks for stopping by and if you have any tips on cutting stencils with the Silhouette....please feel free to share them with me. ;) As always....stay crafty!
After all that work, your stencil — and your card! — turned out lovely. Isn’t it funny how the things that seem simple often end up being so time consuming or difficult? I’m glad you stuck with it!
that was a ton of work!! but your card turned out wonderful :) that is one of my fav cuts!!
OK now i need to look for item needed to make stencils with my Cameo!! never knew there was such an item. question......... could one use the cut that has been made using cardstock? will have to play around next time i have my cameo out :) thanks for the idea!!
It may take you time but you finally make a beautiful card with your homemade stencil. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.
I always have to laugh at myself when it takes me forever to make something so simple, but this card is worth all the trouble,a nd you learned a lot! It is gorgeous, and the sentiment is perfect with this stenciled CAS beauty. Thankk you fro playing with us at Addicted To CAS!
Ad thank you too, for playing at Less Is More. Your card is perfect for our challenge as well!
Post a Comment