After finding out a bit about what he is facing, I immediately thought one of Lori Whitlock's 'Center Box Card' from the Silhouette Design Store was perfect for this project. However, I couldn't find a castle one. So I set out to design my own.
I decided Scrappy Dew's 'Knights' file for the castle and knight was a perfect fit. I wanted to have the castle be 3D in a sense, so that means I had to slice and dice the file.
DCWV's 'Gray Kraft & Rose Gold' stack as well as the 'Rose Quarts' stack was perfect for the castle and knight.
Once I embossed the bricks onto the gray portion of the castle, I decided to bring in some Tim Holtz distress ink.
I am fairly knew the Tim Holtz spray ink. I use his distressed ink pads and decided to give the spray inks a try. However, I wanted the bricks to have definition, but only a slight difference. Instead of spraying the paper, I dry brushed the ink on.
Spray a bit on a paper plate, grab anything you can use to drybrush, dab the extra ink off on a napkin and run it over the embossed area lightly.
The sentiment is perfect for a card of this nature.
Untuck tab one for a full view of the knight. For the shield, I added a ribbon in the color that represents the type of cancer that the recipient is fighting.
Steps to Slice and Dice a file
Step One: Open file in Silhouette Studios Designer Edition
The knife tool is located on the left hand side tool bar, under the eraser
***Sugar Tip*** when I work with the slice tool, I click the checkbox next to auto apply to click that off. I do this so I can move or make multiple copies of the line so I can cut more than one thing at once as well as make sure it is lined up to where I want it before slicing.
Time saving step: Below I did two lines with the auto apply unselected.
Step Five: Click on both red lines and select 'apply selected knife' to get two ends of the castle
The bottom of the castle works a whole lot like a card in the box.
Now I am ready to build my base shape of the card using the rectangle icon. While I was at it, I decided to make the grass and fence of the card a bendy card.
The base measurements are 7in. x 7.250in.
DCWV 'Gray Kraft & Rose Gold' and 'Rose Quartz' stacks
Scrappy Dew 'Knights' file
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio Designers Edition
Tim Holtz Distress Spray-Hickory Smoke
Sizzix Big Shot
Darice-clouds, polka dots, and brick embossing sleeves
Aleene's Original tacky glue
Scotch Advanced ATG gun