Sunday, November 14, 2010
Cricut Cardz Challenge
Well, I have had a week this week that I never want to live through again. Things are very slowly turning around. For the first time in a week I felt like I could do some crafting if nothing else to take my mind off of our situation. The challenge this week over at Cricut Cardz Challenge was to make a Christmas card using the card feature from any cartridge and using any colors we want. Given that I wasn't feeling very creative but needed the diversion I decided to keep it simple.
The card I used was from the Winter Woodland cartridge. I cut the card at 5 1/2" and it is a square card. I used ivory card stock for my card base. For the patterned paper I used my Gypsy and the layer for the card, sized it down to about 5 1/4" and added a circle from which I sized just a little bigger than the circle of the card. That patterned paper is from a Cloud 9 multi seasonal paper pack. I also used the actual sleigh cuts from the cartridge and again used my gypsy to resize them as closely as I could to fit the cut on the card. For the snowy look behind the sleigh, I used some clear packing tape that I taped over the hole using some wide packing tape in the card and added some chunky glitter. To finish the inside of the card and to cover the tape I added an ivory mat and a mat of the patterned paper. I also added some red rhinestones to the holly leaves on the sleigh. My sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear stamp set.