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Monday, September 21, 2020

You are Magic.


Whenever I think of making a card with a magic theme, I tend to gravitate towards unicorns. I don't know if it's because I watched too many My Little Pony with my girls when they were younger but "magic cards" always make me think of rainbows and unicorns. Never mind that my kids have long outgrown the cartoon series and are now more into the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies. It was always unicorns on my mind.

So naturally, the unicorn was the one I wanted to cut out when I saw LD's new Enchanted Forest. That and the hedgehog because who can resist an enchanted hedgehog? When I showed my daughter the cut set, she immediately pointed out the dragon instead. So the unicorn was out and the dragon ended up on my Silhouette Studio mat.

I love shaped cards and it couldn't be easier to make one with the dragon. I simply made a couple of shadow layers (using the OFFSET tool) and weld them together for a card base. The sentiment is a saying that I have seen on the internet and I thought it was perfect for this card.  

TIP: There is a very detailed layer on the dragon that my Silhouette Cameo kept shredding. I finally managed to get it to cut by making a 0.010 offset (shadow) of it. Since the offset is so small it didn't affect the shape very much but it made the narrow part broad enough for the machine to cut out without cutting it to pieces.


I cut out the different layers using my Silhouette Cameo and printed the sentiment. I adhered everything together with glue and foam tape. Finally, I added some rhinestone stickers for a little sparkle and with that my card is done.

Like magic. 


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1 comment :

  1. Adorable shade card! Love the unicorn!
    Have a great day!