My neighbor, who is having a birthday soon, is so speedy on his lawnmower he should get a speeding ticket!! I remembered this image I had downloaded from somewhere on the internet long ago and decided to use it on his birthday card.I traced the image in Silhouette Design studio, then made a .05 offset of the trace and centered it on the image. Now I needed some grass for him to cut. Searching my clip art for “grass,” I found a nice background of flowers and grass, and a really cute grasshopper. The sky on the clip art was yellow, though, and I wanted blue so I brought it into Photoshop Elements and used the magic wand to select the sky, then adjusted the hue until it was the color I wanted. I “saved as” using a different name.
I liked Sketch~N~Scrap’s card sketch #28 so much that I had already created a Silhouette file of it so I could use it again and again. This time, I turned it on its side. I dragged my blue sky jpg onto my sketch file and it filled in perfectly! I added the cute grasshopper clip art to look as if it were hopping away from the lawnmower. Then I printed/cut the whole shebang.
That lawnmower was crying to have motion!I do have ready-made spring-thingies, but they always seem to big and bulky to me. I find it’s just as easy to wind a length of jeweler’s wire (or maybe it’s floral wire?) around a pencil and then tape it onto the embellishment and the card. I like the motion better, too.So that’s that! I thought it turned out super cute! What do you think?