Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge #56

I really enjoyed making this card.  I started with the sketch, got an idea and found a wonderful digi-stamp at and then worked the rest around it.

The fun thing about a sketch, is that you do not have to do it "exactly" and can use the general idea and then make it your own.  Here is my interpretation:

Basic Ingredients needed for this card:
Cricut Cartridge and Cricut machine
Blank Card
Two sided paper
Distress inks
Embossing powder
Embossing ink
Heat Gun
glue/tape/pop dots

My recipe starts with the Just Because Cards for the large scalloped background cut from Life of the Party by Basic Grey paper, and distressed around the edges with Tea Dye Ranger distress ink.  I have several types of ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons and used those for the three strips under the image.  For the square, I grabbed a piece from my scrap bin, and inked the edges of it with Vintage Photo Ranger distress ink.  I used Cricut Essentials for the little sentiment tag, stamped it with a stamp from JoAnns, and embossed it with Zing Metallic embossing powder.   For the focal point of the card, I used the Indiana Jones kitty from Paper Crafting World, and printed it on my printer on matte photo paper.  I embossed the band of the hat with the same metallic embossing power and then colored the blue on the gift with Wet Looks embossing markers and used Ranger superfine clear embossing powder over it.  I used some twine and made a bow and adhered it with a Zots.  I then trimmed all around the cat as best I could and then went around the edge with a black marker.  To really make the cat the focal point of the card I used a bunch of pop dots to raise it up.

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Heather P said...

I LOVE the digi you used on this card- so cute! It looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

love your card..

Debbie said...

Loved the card, great use of the digital image :)

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

This is such a cute card. Smooches... Sous Chef Felicia

Melin said...

Kemma, Your card turned out so sweet! I love how colorful your it is! You did a fantastic job!