You Rock My World Card
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Dec 31, 2010 Weekly Challenge #14: Getting In ShapePosted by: Shantaie Fowler
Each week join us for “Challenge Friday” where we will announce a new creative challenge. We want you to feel inspired to use your supplies in new ways. Have fun with it! Check back often to see the beautiful entries from your Circle Friends . . . you are sure to leave with a desire to get cutting!
Weekly Challenge #14: Getting In Shape!
According to polls, “getting in shape” is among the Top Ten Resolutions people make each New Year’s Eve. Let’s do it! Let’s start the New Year off right by getting in shape . . . a shape other than a rectangle. We challenge you to create a project in a shape other than a square or rectangle. Your project must also include a number somewhere and bling of some kind (to go along with this week’s theme of “Blinging in the New Year”!
Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include atleast 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify.
You Rock My World Valentine's Day Card
(For My Hubby)
American Crafts Foil Paper
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock
Making Memories Black Cardstock
Martha Stewart Gold Glitter Paper
Martha Stewart Carrara Marble Glitter
Ranger Alcohol Inks (Stream and Pool)
Cricut Cartridges Used
Wrap It Up
Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art
Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art
Created on my Gypsy
I wanted to create a card for my Husband using my new Quarter Note Cartridge. My Husband is a great Guitar player, so naturally, I chose the Bass cut to use! :-)
I seriously have got to get my eyes checked! I was half way through cutting before I realized my folly. After 30 years of our being together, something tells me he won't be too surprised by my minor miscalculation. Someday soon, I will use the guitar cut for him...
Other than it being a bass and not a guitar, I really like the way the card turned out. I used my Gypsy to weld the Bass with the Heart from Cindy Loo, copied and flipped my image. I welded the two images together to create the card. It's a larger card, it stands at 5.65 inches.
|Gypsy Screen shot|
When I cut and folded the black cardstock, it felt too "light" to handle all the layers that I knew I was going to add, so I cut the base a second time with a thicker craft cardstock. I layered the original black cut on top. I would suggest using a thicker black cardstock (like maybe cardstock from Paper Temptress) for the base if anyone wants to reproduce this card. I am still on my self imposed paper ban, so I worked with what I have, and sadly, I only have a thinner black cardstock.
Then I cut my Cindy Loo Hearts from American Crafts Light Green Cardstock, and used my Ranger Alcohol Inks to transform the color for my Earth Heart.
It looks slightly blotchy in the picture, but it works when you layer the white on it. I wanted more bling, since that was one of the requirements for this challenge, so I used Martha Stewart Carrara Marble Glitter from the Holiday Collection on the top layer. As usual, I ran the top through the Xyron to make adding the glitter easier. Here is a close up of the finished heart from the front of the card.
It's hard to see the white sparkle, but it's there...
|The year is inside the card|