Our Golden Girl - Free Shape Of The Week, Medals

11:47 Karen 0 Comments

When this Free Shape Of The Week popped up on the Silhouette Design Store I wasn't totally convinced I would be able to use it, in fact I first thought it was bottles of nail polish - foolish girl that I am, but then I remembered how well my gorgeous girlie had done in her recent exams and it was obvious to me that she deserved a gold medal!
So I decided to use my Sketch Pens (without a doubt my favourite tool to use with my Silhouette) and make a border of kisses and to write the journaling (I used Hello Sunshine sketch font for these).

I then used Scrappy Stencil font to write my title, cut it out and backfilled with gold card.

Next I welded the word 'GOLD' to the scalloped shape and resized this and the medal shape.  I cut out the scallop and medal from gold card.  

At this point I must point out that the only card I had was cheap card from The Range and it didn't cut out very well - a reflection on the quality of card and not the cutting expertise of my machine.   

I backed the scalloped shape with black and attached it to the medal with foam pads and made a 'ribbon' with two pieces of patterned paper.

I finally drew a black line around the outside of my page with a ruler and a pen - not as successful as I would have hoped.  

Do I like the end result?  I do but think it could be improved.

The DOTW is free until next Tuesday 16th August.

Reason to be Cheerful:-

My lovely Gracia always tries her absolute hardest in all that she does and it really pays dividends!  She is our Golden Girl in every way.