I've been really looking forward to sharing this with you, but wanted to wait until after the photos were taken so I didn't spoil the surprise!
This was a complete fluke..........but I ran with it! I was in Hobby Lobby (my home away from home) and saw these natural wood puzzle pieces hanging there and immediately thought of my daughter's photography business and how cute these would be for an engagement shoot. I took a picture of them with my phone and sent it to her (she totally loved the idea -- in fact, if I'm not mistaken she called me a genius! WOW!)
I had so many ideas, but settled on just two. This was the second project I made with my Silhouette Cameo and the first one I attempted using vinyl. I learned a lot about the blade, the speed and the thickness. I am so grateful for the many crafters who have blogs and other forums that I can read and learn from!
The first step on the "You/Me" side was to paint the pieces. I just used standard crafting paint and varied the shading by adding either white or black to my base color....I wanted it to resemble a jigsaw puzzle that needs to fit together based upon the varying colors. After I chose the fonts and played with the sizes, I used the Silhouette to cut them. Once I secured them to the puzzle piece, I gave it a good coat of Mod Podge to finish and protect it and also help secure the vinyl.
For more pictures from the engagement shoot head over to: KB Digital Designs Facebook page.