Stamped Desk Art
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Stamped Desk Art

Happy Friday, and welcome to your new weekly shape challenge! This week, it’s all about using your shapes in unexpected ways. Like turning a regular cut shape into a print and cut, using only the negative space of a shape, turning a regular cut shape into a rhinestone shape or like I did for my project today, switch out your blade for a sketch pen and sketch the shapes/letters instead of cutting them. Lot’s of possibilities here this week!

I also wanted to add some color to the design, so after I sketched the design I welded the letters together in Silhouette studio, cut them out of the new stamping material, and stamped it right over the top in one of my favorite ink colors! Because the stamping material and blocks are clear, it is super easy to line the stamps up perfectly with the sketched shapes.

I can’t wait to see what you all create this week, and good luck!

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I love getting the most of the shapes I download from the Silhouette Online Store, so this week’s shape challenge was right up my alley!  I decided to take this 3-D rose, which is the most popular shape in the online store, and do something completely unexpected…I changed it into a print and cut card!
It takes a little bit of work, but I think the end result is totally worth it!  If you want to learn more, I made a video about my process! As always, I’m excited to see what you all do for this week’s challenge!  Good luck!



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  1. Linky didn’t have a place to put a short description of my project. I’m #1-Tabitha. I cut the letters using my Silhouette Portrait, traced them, and then went over the outlines with a Pitt Pen and then watercolored.

  2. I was looking at the Home plaque and trying to figure out how you did it. I love that it was made with the stamping kit-which is on my Christmas Wish list!!!

  3. Gorgeous, and love that white frame too 🙂

    Fabulous card set, love the repeated pattern!

  4. The cards are adorable! How clever of you to use the flower shape to make your own. Thank you for the video.

  5. You people are so inspiring! All of you!
    I’m a total noob trying to get to know my cameo and all the magic things in the software :0)
    Thank you for sharing all your amazing creations!

    1. Maybe i should explain what i did. I used butterfly shapes that I bought but modified them by erasing their bodies and then let the wings pop out showing the patterned paper behind 🙂 I also used the same ppatterned paper to cut out the words ” lite färg” which means ” a touch of color”

  6. Love your card, I can’t wait to give this a try! Always so much inspiration and things to learn. I am so in love with my Cameo. So glad I could finally join in on a challenge. Your video on this was fabulous.

  7. I’m entry #19 – I made a regular cut design into a sketch design, adding the swirls in the heart. This is in a frame for my daughter’s room.

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