Thursday, August 11, 2011

Silver is the new awesome

Have I mentioned my love for Die Cuts With a View metallic paper?  It cuts like buttah on the Silhouette, has just enough shimmer to make things look fancy, and the silver color looks great on any card.  For example, this fancy-looking silver, gray, and black anniversary card for a friend:
To answer your most pressing question, the font is Algeria with the shadows removed (simply "ungroup" your text in Silhouette Studio, then double click the letter/number and delete the unwanted points).  Of course, while trying to find the link, I came across this font which is almost the same, but with the shadows removed.  Doh!  But at least I know for next time, right?

The rest of the card: Polka dot paper is My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue paper pack, black scalloped circle with Silhouette Studio file, I made an offset shadow of the letters in black, and the numbers are up on foam tape and they look fabulous:
That little swirl at the top of the five just kills me!

In other news, the kids show up today at school.  I'm pretty excited about my schedule, plus I'm having some kids for the second year in a row and they're the type I actually like to have twice, so I'm hoping it might be another good year like last year.  Plus with my new haircut, I can sleep in an extra 15 minutes!  Bonus!


Angela said...

I think Meg is the new awesome, personally. Love the font choices -- and the colors, of course! That 5 just kills me too. Happy first day, my dear!

Lisa G said...

I recently got my first pack of Die Cuts With a View paper pack and I have to say it is now my FAVORITE paper to cut with my Silhouette. I have never had paper cut so beautifully before. Can't wait to get more more more!!!

Lisa G

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow! Perfect for an anniversary. I am loving the MME paper and the font in the silver--pretty, pretty! Good luck with the kids--yeah! And 15 minutes more sleep is always a good thing. ;)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so gorgeous, Meg! I love it. :)

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Just another gorgeous card by you! I agree - that font is fab and I do love the swirl on top of the 5 as well!!!

Can't believe you're back in school!

New haircut? Do we get a picture??

Jenny said...

Your too funny Meg, love that a new hairstyle can give you more time in bed! LOl.
Gorgeous card and love the metallics too, you're really working that silhouette of yours:)
Jenny x

Crafty Math Chick said...

You make me want a Silouette my friend... :( Stunning card. Glad you are happy with your schedule and kids this year - THAT ROCKS! I was never able to use the same lesson plan two years in a row, or even over again actually. Enjoy! I hope it is a fabulous year for you! Ty sending puppy kisses!

Lindsey said...

LOVED having the same kids multiple years... even the ones I wasn't totally thrilled with. :P
But that's not the important stuff... this card is! Wow, utter fabulousness. Feel free to make one just like it for me in five years. :D

Debbie Corbari said...

I absolutely LOVE this! So elegant and classy! TFS!

Anonymous said...

so classy and so wonderful!!!

lisa a.

Emily Leiphart said...

Meg, I'm making mental notes for when I have a Silhouette. ;) This is simple and elegant, just the way an anniversary card sould be!