Hello friends!! Today I made a sweet Silhouette sketch pen card for my grandson’s birthday and had a whole lot of fun using my Silhouette Cameo. Far from perfection, but then again learning is half the fun right? I used the MOJO Monday 448 sketch for some inspiration.
First I drew this sketch of a zebra from Silhouette Design Studio using the sketch pen in Silhouette. I used a black watercolor pencil to shade in the stripes. I made a bit of space around him using the “Offset” function. At first I accidentally sketched a line around with the pen, so there is a bit of ink along that cutout line, but now I know how to fix that next time.
I really love that Offset function for layers. I think it really helps me to get the various layers correctly sized, like when I did the little scallop circle layer for the “5”.
I used some Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue for gluing down my number. It holds well, dries fast, no puckering and just seemed to meet the need I had at the time. I’d purchased it for a 4-H felt puppet class that I taught awhile ago and it has been handy a few times now.
While I don’t have a photo here, I wrote Happy Birthday on the inside and personalized it with his name. I also used the Cameo with the sketch pens for that.
Well, I need to get a stamp on my envelope and get this card in the mail. Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon.