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I used a Silhouette file for both of these cards, Flourish. I edited it a bit to make it an “open window” card. I also added an embossed panel with dimensionals, as I felt the flourish needed a little support. The butterfly is also a Silhouette file and was colored with Copics and then given an outer layer of Diamond Dust (crushed glass). The rose was made with McGill paper punches and the stem of leaves was made with Spellbinder dies.

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This card was made with the same Flourish, as it is in the Silhouette store.  I used black flock vinyl and although it’s hard to see in the pictures, the texture gives it a rich look/feel in person. This butterfly is from Cheery Lynn Designs and also colored with Copics and given an edge of Diamond Dust. Out of curiosity, I’d love to hear which card you like best. I like this one, with the black background. 🙂

And now…on to the fun discovery! If you remember THIS post, you’ll see that I used a white gel pen with the KNK Maxx to create the card. Of course, I love my Maxx but I also wanted to use gel pens with the Cameo. Since I’ll use a white gel pen the most, I used masking tape to create a “holder” for the Cameo. Guess what? It was a perfect fit!

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This is a picture of it hard at work. I did a double pass to make sure the white was nice and crisp and am very pleased with the results. I will eventually get a pen holder but for now, this is a great alternative!

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The heart and fancy snowflake files are both from the Silhouette store. I’m very happy with the results. I bought my gel pens (Gelly Roll) at Joanns in a three pack. You can also buy them individually, but I like having several to choose from in case one of them wants to die on me. So far, I haven’t had any problems, but when it comes to white gel pens, better safe than sorry! 🙂

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