It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means? Another awesome sketch challenge from Die Cuttin’ Divas! There are a couple of ways to achieve this design.
I made two frames – the yellow and the orange – and layered them on top of a blue background.
When I design a card in Silhouette Design studio, I first make a rectangle or square in the size that I want the finished card to be so I can place everything and size it. Looks like this. The square for this card measures 4.75 inches. I chose a recent freebie from Miss Kate’s Cuttables, Beehive, for this card and placed a copy of the svg onto my square. I knew I wanted some kind of cutesy bee-related sentiment and went with Hap-bee Birthday. I used the text tool to write it, filled it with brown and set it to no cut. Next I placed the sentiment onto my square, grouped it, and did a print/cut on blue paper.
The beehive itself is cut at about 2 inches. That made for some very thin, tiny pieces. I cut the bees many times but was only able to get one to cut cleanly. I did the best I could with the others. They all tore and I couldn’t get the tiny pieces out. The flight line also tore. 😞
All in all, I think the card turned out pretty cute! I did forget to add the tan rectangle from the sketch, though. It’s still sitting on my desk . . .
It’s always fun to see how different people interpret a sketch. We’d love to see your take on this one!