So after looking around for a good cat/yarn digi online, I picked this one from Tiffany Doodles thats so much like Erika! Here is my card:
Noticed the twine on the ball of yarn? Makes it look more like a real yarnball don’t you think?
And now for my first ever photo tutorial! I made this card using Silhouette Studio (SS) and my Silhouette Cameo. Since I have been making a lot of easel cards lately, I wanted to share this tutorial on how to make an easel card of any shape in SS. Please click on the photos to see an enlarged view.
First start with selecting a shape. I picked a label from a set I downloaded at the Silhouette Store. Then scale it to the size you want the card front to be. My label is approximately 5″ X 5″.
Tip of the day: It is important that you choose a symmetric shape like a square, rectangle or oval.
|Label enlarged to size of card front|
Save this shape to your library! Next start a new file and copy this shape over twice. Join them together as shown in the photo below. This will make your base card. One half of one square here will fold over to form the easel.
|Labels put together|
We don’t want the central portion of this cut because then our base card will fall apart! So erase the central portion using the eraser. Here is how it will look when you do this.
|Labels with central portion erased|
Now this is ready to be cut on your Cameo! This will eventually become your easel.
But wait! We still haven’t made the card front even though we made the easel. For that you will need to cut the shape you saved to library before. Here is a screenshot of how I did it. I wanted the shape and another slightly smaller piece for layering.
|Card front with layering|
I started a new file and put in the shape saved to library. Then copy-pasted it again and reduced the size slightly. The outer portion I cut from the same cardstock as my easel and the inner portion I cut from brown cardstock for layering.
Now score the easel in the center and fold over one half of one side. Attach the card front to the easel and your card is ready to decorate! Once all the cutting is done on your Cameo, the steps are same as in this great tutorial by Beate. Scroll down to “Variations” here to see the steps for making any easel card.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you have any tips to contribute or any questions, please leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by!