Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cameo Creations Challenge - Sports Theme

Hello everybody! Today is Cameo Creations day and I have a cute project for you using the Chomas Creations pen holder I used before and Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Since the theme is "Sports" and we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, I decided to choose this cute little surfer dude and made a masculine card. Let me tell you that designing something for a boy is really hard for me since I have two girls and have no idea what boys like, but this stamp was so cute how could I pass it up?



This is the inside of the card, I used the Chomas Creations pen holder and a gel pen from the dollar spot at Target.


I didn't know how to cut my shape after using the sketch/gel pens, until Wednesday when I tried something I had read in the Silhouette Board before and was also posted in Kelly's blog (she has awesome tutorials BTW)

Well, look how easy it is to use the pen holder! Just put your pen in, adjust the knob on the holder, sit it inside the blade holder, lock and voila! It is ready to go!


Just don't forget to set your cameo on "sketch pen" instead of blade when you use any kind of sketch pen/pen holder with your machine. Once you are done drawing, take the pen out and put the blade back in, DO NOT UNLOAD THE MAT, seriously! Don't do it. Just change the pen for the blade and go back to your cut settings, select blade.


Then go to your cut tab and select which lines you want to cut. For example, I selected NO CUT to the inside image and cut for the outside only and this is what it looks like after you are done:


It is really easier than what it sounds, I had a DUH! Moment after I figured it out myself too lol. And you learn better when you just try it, right? 

Now, it is your turn to head over to the Cameo Creations page, check what the other ladies from the Design Team made and enter your project. Remember, the theme for this challenge is anything "SPORT'S". Make a project, post it on your blog or photo gallery and then upload the link to the Cameo Creations page and you will be entered to win 7 FREE digi stamps from Bugaboo Digital Stamps. You have two weeks to enter this challenge. 

Have a good day!

3 comments:

  1. SOOOO adorable! I have nephews that are surfer dudes so this is a GREAT way to use those graphics!

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  2. Um, I'm guessing you know NOT to remove the mat from the machine from experience eh? I truly understand this!! My advice is usually, "Just TRUST me on this!" ;-)

    VERY cute card, as usual!!

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