sticky pads to give some depth.
Saturday, 10 January 2015
Using my new toy!!!
Hello again from a bright but windy and cold New Holland.
Yesterday my present to myself arrived, a Cameo 2...so naturally I was eager to get it set up so I could have a play, it’s an amazing piece of kit and much bigger than my old machine which is a Silhouette SD (I will now be putting that up for sale!)
And it is so easy to use – having said that I have only cut files I have bought through Silhouette as I have a direct debit for downloading files.
Although I have made a lovely card to replace one that I actually shared on here that Royal Mail managed to lose, I decided to keep that for another day and instead today share a couple of the new things I have cut on the Cameo
So first of these is a couple riding a tandem which I cut out of 12x12 pearl white Bazill card stock and simply added a piece of black Bazill card stock behind the cut out, and that is a card ready to go...how simple eh?
The next card is a pretty Thank You card, this was cut from pale blue pearl Bazill card stock. A very pretty doily type image with Thank You cut from the card centre and pretty daisies cut out around the sentiment.
Behind the cut out I added a piece of dusty pink card – the card was actually a piece left over from Colorcore Cardstock Coredinations card so its black on one side and pink on the other – ideal if you emboss it then sand over the black side with a sanding block.
On the daisies I simply added a 2mm ab gem.
And the last here is actually the 1st thing I cut after setting the machine up...The main card was black with pale pink background Colorcore Cardstock Coredinations card, this was the card and the base of the heart.
I then used a sheet of the same card in black with a dusty pink background.
To make this card up I folded so the inside was black and outer colour pale pink, used the black fancy mat with heart cut out corners, I stuck to the card with double sided tape.
The heart base was placed just below centre and stuck in place using
I turned over the black heart pieces and glued them in place using cosmic shimmer pva glue.
To stick the key I added a blob of pva to the back of my hand and just let the word droponto the glue moving the word as I went along.
The hearts were glued black side up as was the key.
I used a length of narrow white ribbon which I coloured with a red pro markers to tie a bow as the heart top had a hole either side to thread the ribbon, I slipped the key onto the ribbon before tying the bow.
I am so impressed with the Cameo 2 – one thing I found out was when the cutting is finished, remove the sheet from the machine and you design from the mat, when I cut the 1st card – the Valentine card I had set it to cut then went off to watch the soaps so it was about 2 hours before I came back and I really struggled to remove all the pieces from the cutting mat. I think that is why some of the pieces look a tad rough.
Ok now off to have a nosey – the village pub is across the road from us, hubby is in the kitchen and just called me, there are in all 7 police vehicles around the pub and 2 police dogs – the population of our village in under a 1000 so maybe this is a tad overboard – or serious!!!
Will tell you what I find out in my next blog of the day