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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