My two obsessions at the moment are the Silhouette Cameo and pinterest. Hardly anything I am making so far doesn't use the first one or is inspired by something I pinned/found in pinterest.
The first one is because I think it allows me to make things I always wanted but never had the inclination to cut by hand. The second is a fantastic repository of ideas, and from the beginning I am trying to only pin things that truly inspire me. Even if I love something I won't pin it unless I think I could make something similar or I could use as a springboard to something.
Here are two pins which I used to make my own stuff:
This origami dress, at 59 repins, is probably the most popular thing I pinned.
It is a very simple card, but very striking. The dress itself is not
hard to make, while it might take a while for a novice to remember all
the folds, once you learn, you could do it while watching TV at the same
time. The excelent video tutorial for the origami, by noorinaya is here.
Here's my take:
And in this version, I ysed a border punch on the hemline:
This one is is another beauty:
Now, it one takes much longer to make. I made several of them and oh, boy, it took a looong time to finish them. I wanted to make something special for a special bunch of girls and it was worth it, as they turned out as I wished them to. According to the source website they're called shiori ningyo which means bookmark dolls.
I placed my ningyos inside acetate pockets in the front of my cards:
Now I see I started with the Silhouette but nothing in this post uses it, but it's getting late and I'll leave it to my next post. Good night!