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Ruby – Layered Bird and Cage Silhouette Cut File

It’s difficult to describe the satisfaction that comes with envisioning something in the night, snatching up my bedside sketchbook, scratching out my best (pitiful) efforts and then actually making that idea come to life.

I should dig out the actual sketch I did last month to really display how poorly I express myself on paper. But I’m just not sure I could survive the embarrassment of sharing with the class.

But get me into Illustrator for a little bit and I can get something presentable.

Meet Ruby.

Layered Bird and Cage Silhouette Cameo Freebie

Until this past Spring that was as far as I usually got. Occasionally I’d print a drawing, but mostly they just lived on broken-down hard drives.

But now, with my Silhouette, I think differently. That’s pretty cool.  I fill the space around me with the ideas in my head.

I’m starting to think that I’ve found my niche.

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I’d love to see what others do with this. The piece I created was a lot of work, and it isn’t perfect, but I am very pleased with my efforts.

Once again, I am offering my work for free personal use. If you need to use Ruby commercially, please visit my Etsy shop, Echoia Design on Etsy. Commercial use means anything that relates to your business, or brings you income, in any way. This includes, but is not limited to, giving her away promotionally.  Such use is not permitted with this freebie! Thank you for respecting my time, effort and skills.

This week I am not offering a tutorial on how I created my final product. If you’d like to see a bit about the process, I’ve walked through the process before in my Create a Layered Pumpkin Cutout Using your Silhouette Machine post. Use the ‘Negatives’ file to create this type of design.

If you’d rather just use it for print and cut type designs, there’s also the ‘Positives’ file.


These files are provided for personal use only and are not to be redistributed without express  permission from Echo S., &

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Have a Silhouettey Sunday : )