Happy Birthday to Jean
Diamond Winner at Sue's Cricut Challenge!
My friend, Sue, is crazy about her new Cricut Explore. I have a Cricut Expression 2 but have not used it in several years, preferring to use my Sizzix Big Shot and die collection. Sue drew up a sketch and challenged me to make a card based on her sketch, using only my Cricut. Here is the result of that challenge, which is a birthday card for a family member.
All the elements except the stamps were made using the Cricut. I borrowed a variety of cartridges from Sue to accomplish the feat. The most challenging part was fulfilling the 5" x 7" requirement. I am accustomed to making A2 size cards at 4.25" x 5.5" so the A7 seemed like a daunting task to fill the card with elements and without too much clutter. I had fun using the Cricut but I'm not ready to use it exclusively.
The products are from several sources and detailed below.
CTMH products: DSP from the "Brushed" paper pack (green print), Classy Doily stamp (coordinates with a Cricut doily cutting design)
SU! products: Cardstock in Whisper White, Strawberry Slush DSP Pack (dotted paper), Strawberry Slush ink (sponged onto yellow flowers)
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black
Ranger: Multi Medium Matte
My stash: Cardstock in yellow, white gauze ribbon, pearls, Fun Foam (to pop up the white doily piece and the sentiment tag)
Size: A7 (5" x 7")
Techniques: Paper piercing, sponging