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I hope you will enjoy looking at some of the templates I design using Adobe Illustrator for Cameo, Craft Robo/ Silhouette, Cricut and other electronic cutting machines.The templates can be purchased from my Design Store at craftsUprint. I shall also be regularly posting freebie files here on my Blog.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Cameo Spotlight challenge - Swimmer Aperture Card

This is the card I've made for the first Cameo Spotlight Challenge. The theme is Summer so I think this fits the bill. I found the template for the swimmer in a craft magazine and I scanned it in to Photoshop so I could save it as a jpeg then autotraced it in Studio. I also did the waves in Studio just by drawing rectangles the width of my card base but with varying depths then adding extra points to the tops using the edit points tool making sure that  'make curve' was selected.Then it was just a question of moving the handles round to make the wave shapes. The sun and sentiment are dxf files I made in Illustrator. All I had to do then was make a frame to form the card base and weld the various parts together to make the aperture. The backing was something I had in my stash.


18 comments:

  1. Great explanation of the process you used to create your card Shirley. I love dimensional cards the frame you created looks great! I adore the polka dots on the swimmer! So glad you played along with us in our very first challenge over at The Cameo Spotlight!

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  2. I love this card! Great job. I appreciate the instruction on how you created it. Thanks so much!

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  3. Love your card Shirley.
    You are clever.
    Sue x

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  4. Oh wow - this is a fab card Shirley, I love it. I wish I had more time to really get to grips with my silhouette.
    Linbyx

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  5. Love this card Shirley! Thank you for sharing how you created the waves in the studio! I'm so trying it out! Very cool! Thank you for joining us in the Cameo Spotlight challenge! Happy crafting!

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  6. Fabulous card Shirley, love the whole concept of it. Your instructions are perfect lol, mind you but could I do it....mmmm....love annie

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  7. WOW what a brilliant card Shirley, so realistic too, or is it me? LOL.

    Fab instructions too, I'll have to remember it when I get a Cameo, my Cricut will have to do until then :(

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  8. Wow Shirley this is super what a great design well done Hugs Elaine

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  9. I love your swimmer card, great job on the waves! My daughter is an open water swimmer, she would love this!

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  10. Fabulous card and instructions! Thanks for joining us in the Cameo Spotlight Summer Challenge!

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  11. Look at you with your amazing summer scene! You really know how to rock the cameo! Thank you so much for playing along with The Cameo Spotlight challenge.

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  12. This has got to be one of the coolest cards I've seen in awhile. I love the depth you get with the frame! SO cool!

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  13. Wow, fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in The Cameo Spotlight Summer Challenge!

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  14. Great card Shirley and thanks for the instructions ...i will have to learn how to use my robo first :-|

    Carole x

    PS i have joined your followers ...sorry i thought i had already done so!

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  15. Shirley, you are so clever. This is a great card. Sue.x

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  16. Brilliant cards Shirley great idea.
    Myrax

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  17. Just wow, Shirley!!! I love all your details (thanks for walking us through your process)! Your card is just so charming! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Cameo Spotlight!

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  18. Oh my goodness!! This is so fun!! It's utterly perfect for the theme and beyond clever as a technique! Thanks so much for playing with us a The Cameo Spotlight Challenge - we're so glad you did!!

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