Thursday, August 8, 2013

Marathon Encouragement Card


Here's a fun card I made for a friend who's training for a marathon.  I'm so inspired by all of her hard work and how she has transformed her lifestyle and her body throughout this journey!


The running shoe and numbers are a cut that I got from the Silhouette Online Store, but I transformed the cut quite a bit in Silhouette Studio.  My friend's running shoes are hot pink with lime green laces, and I wanted to make her paper shoe to match.  However, with this cut, the laces cut the same color as the shoe.  By using the "Edit Points" feature in Silhouette Studio, I was able to rework the lace area of the shoe to remove the laces and add holes instead.  I then added eyelets and some thin green hemp for my own laces.

I aso added some funky stamped "grass" and swirls using the Papertrey Ink Grunge Me stamp set.


For my sentiment, I took stamps from My Creative Time's Life is Good stamp set and curved them when putting them on my acrylic block.  I did the same with the stitched line from MCT's Gift Card Sentiments stamp set to give a nice wavy feel all the way across.

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10 comments:

chillin with Quillin said...

great card, I'm sure she will love it !!!!
Paula

snappy scrappy said...

Fab...love it!!

Missy said...

Katie I'm a runner myself and I'll say this is one of the cutest running cards I've seen out there! I love how you did the grass & sentiment, and my those shoes with the eyelets & laces are just the best!! I'm sure your friend will LOVE this!!

lovemypaper said...

Super cute!

Linda Kaiser said...

Adorable! I love the laces! Too cute.

Scrappin Sista said...

Super cute, cute, cute!!

Nancy said...

Honestly, you are so talented! One of these days I'm going to have to investigate the silhouette. Yu do so many cute things!

Running Turtle said...

As a marathon runner myself, I would love this card,and I may have to make my own!! hahahahaha... Great job! New to Cameo, so I need to learn about "edit points" looks like you nailed this one!! Love it!
Tina

Cindy said...

Your card looking AWESOME Katie, Have a SUPER weekend my friend!!! :)

quilt4fun2 said...

I love the colors and how you laced your shoes up...clever. I really like the grass and flourish. Great card.
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