23 Feb 2016

Free Silhouette Spring Flower Design and Some News!

Are you in love with high contrast design as much as I am?  I loved using it in this week's card made with the free design from the Silhouette Design Store.

There is a free design available every week in the Silhouette Design Store, free to anyone with a free, or subscription account.  Files are in the STUDIO file format, usable only with the Silhouette Design software (also free to download). You can use this software in conjunction with the Silhouette machines (Cameo, Portrait, Curio etc.), but you can still play, even before you purchase a machine.

I like to call this scheme black and white with a 'pop' [of colour].

The flower image is made by creating an external offset, and adhering seven copies directly on top of one another with a piece of acetate sealed in the central section. The white part is cut in its original state and added on top.

Now the central part forms a well encompassing a TINY shaker filled with black iridescent (or AB, Aurora Boreal) seed beads, hence why all the layers are required!

The sentiment writing is made using a white sketch pen in the pen holder (in place of the cutting blade) with one of the design store fonts and the heart element from a file, both available in the design store and listed below. The banner shape is a modified rectangle and created in the software.

And there we have it! Black and White with a Pop AND a shake (noisy card)!

Oh, the news?
YES!  I have been selected to be on the Silhouette UK  Design Team for 2016/17. I cannot express how pleased I am to be joining this group of talented folks. Subscribe to this blog to track my progress (there are many options in the right-hand column) and follow the team's antics on the Silhouette UK Blog

Designs used on this card:
Flourish Set, Design #72810 (small heart)
Banana Smoothie Font, Design #61667
Spring Flower, Design #121625, available FREE until 29/02/2016


  1. Great tutorial Janet, the shaker is super cute :)

    1. Thank you Nadine X. I have a weakness for shaker cards and kinetic cards in general !

  2. Fabulous ! Love what you did with the shape very striking indeed and love the shaker effect in the middle. You have utilised the software and tools so well.

    Marie oh and congrats on being on the DT

  3. Many thanks for your congratulations Marie. I love what you did with the shape too. Have you entered the challenge on the Silhouette UK blog http://silhouetteuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/challenge-free-design-of-week-spring.html ?

  4. This is gorgeous and love the beautiful design. Congratulations too on your DT position too.
    Linda xxx

  5. Congratulations on the DT post - love what you have made!!

  6. Wow just fabulous. A great design x

  7. Looks fab! Congrats on the Silhouette gig - now I'll know who to shout "help" to when I get in a pickle with doing something on my machine!


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