Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Cameo Spotlight: Challenge #1 Summer!


Are you ready for the inaugural challenge at The Cameo Spotlight?  Jackie has started us off with the fantastic theme of SUMMER!  

When I was mulling over what I was going to post for this first challenge, I came up with all kinds of complicated ideas (shocker, I know, lol!).  In the end, I opted to go with a very straightforward card because I wanted my first creation for TCS to focus on combining a  Silhouette cut with stamping!  Here's the result...
  

Cutting text is one of my favorite things with the Silhouette because you can customize it to whatever shape and size you need.  There are so many free fonts available {Website dafont.com is a great place to start} and you can even find dingbat fonts that have images instead of letters.  For this card, I used a lovely free font called Dock 11.  I resized the letters to fit the width of the card and to allow my stamped image to show through well.  


The card inside actually slides in and out of the outer shell (brown layer).  The island scene inside was created with lots and lots of blending.  The cloud effect was done with a mask (cut with my Silhouette).  The island stamp and the sentiment are both from Waltzingmouse Stamps {here and here}.  The perfect tropical summer sunset!

Click on over to The Cameo Spotlight challenge site to see more summer Silhouette creations from the TCS DT!  Then it will be your turn to create your own card or tag and link up:)  Can't wait to see what you create!   

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Mahalo and aloha,
jj



25 comments:

  1. JJ, your card is calling my name to visit Hawaii. I can't wait for my next trip there. Your card with the Silhouette cut is so well packaged. Once it slides out of the outer shell the colors and your handiwork is just gorgeous.

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  2. Love, love, love this, JJ!!
    Just stunning!!

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  3. Wow, this is stunning JJ!! I wish I could blend like this!

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  4. This is so STUNNING JJ! The way you created it to be a pocket card is so clever!!! The image is vibrant and perfectly executed. LOVE it!

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  5. Beautiful sunset card! Great idea!
    Hugs Ellen R

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  7. Amazing card! You did a fabulous job putting this together and the blending looks so beautiful!

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  8. Super fab creation. I am still new to my cameo but hey, a challenge is what I need...joined as a newie of your blog...x

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  9. wow. JJ this is pure perfection! I love the cutout letters and the amazing stamped image behind.

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  10. ... and this is why you made the DT!!!
    the scene is so fabulous, I want to be there and it looks amazing through the letters too :0)
    Jenny x

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  11. Love the colors, the cloud masking, the island image and the sentiment! Awesome as always JJ!

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  12. I would expect nothing less from you, JJ ... what an inspiring start to the Cameo Spotlight challenge site! Perfection, all around!

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  13. oh my awesomeness, as always, JJ! Such a clever idea, not only to have the design show through the cut-out, but to have it slide out? Super fun :)

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  14. Your card is beautiful! Love it!

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  15. Wow! This is gorgeous!! I'm pinning this!

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  16. WOW!!! This is one of the coolest cards I have ever seen! Amazing!!!

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  17. JJ, your card is stunning. Such beautiful colours and such a clever design. Sue.x

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  18. JJ, as always your clever innovation and amazing eye for design just blow my mind and knock my socks off!! I love how the sunset scene peeks through the letters and then the card slides out - SOOO amazing!!

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