Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peacock Calligraphy Card

The more I use my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, the more I am impressed with its capabilities!

I'm still making my way through the list of birthday cards that I need, and one of the intended recipients loves peacocks (based on her pinterest pins!), so when I saw this calligraphy peacock cut file at the silhouette store I knew just which card to make for her!

Well, after I bought the file and first opened it in my software, I thought that there must be a mistake...the lines were much too thin to be workable...or so I thought!

The finished card size is 4" wide by about 9 1/4" tall, so if fits a standard envelope. I did have to cut the card a few times to get the result I wanted...the mess ups were my fault (such as, when will I ever learn to regroup pieces before moving them?) while trying to find the right cut settings for the cardstock I was using (and really, how did I not see that I was cutting the non-shiny side of the metallic cardstock?). But in the end, the result was stunning!

The thickest part of this design is a mere 1/8" wide, and the narrowest part? The narrowest part of this design is less than 1/32"!!!! And the Cameo cut it!!! Wow!

The design is part outline and part cutout of the base card, allowing the lining to peek through and add a surprise of color to the front, so gorgeous!

I didn't feel this elegant peacock needed much embellishment, so I just knotted a ribbon  off to the side and called it good. 

  • cardstock: Recollections (Michael's)
  • cut file: Silhouette America
  • ribbon: Great Value (JoAnn's)
I'm entering this card in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge for this week...go check out the gorgeous entries from others!

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  1. The peacock is absolutely made for a long card. The cut outs are fabulous!

  2. That's a stunning peacock die cut, and it looks fab on a long tall card. Spotted you on LIM!

    Louise xx

  3. The image is perfect for this challenge, and so is your card. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!


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