Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wishes Cards 3 and 4 Close Up

Card three was fun to do because only images from the new Cricut Artiste Collection were used to create this card.  Who doesn't have a need for birthday cards?  The great thing about the collection is that you get three stamp sets that correspond  with the Cricut  cartridge and can only be found in the collection.  The saying is from a second stamp set that comes with the collection.  The stamped image was symmetrical but I cut the right side straight with the edge of the card.

If you look closely, you'll see holes on the white focal paper.  I lined up our Ruler and poked the holes.  I thought about adding floss but decided against it because I didn't want that to compete with the Opaques on top of the cupcake.  Now, if you look at the cupcake itself, you'll notice that is comprised of three different colors.  The image was stamped with Twilight (icing), Creme Brulee (wrapper), and Desert Sand (cake itself), and then cut out individually.  These three images could have been cut with the Cricut, but I wanted to cut it really close (and honestly, I didn't cut the images out to see how close the stamped images would have come to the edge of the cut out).  If  you were to lift up an Opaque (there are two types), you would find "sprinkles" which I used for placement.  :)

The cupcake is mounted on top of the mounted focal.  The "hip-hip-hooray" is also mounted.  And finally, the edges of the card is distressed with Sorbet ink with the direct to paper technique.

The fourth card,

I sprayed a water and Sorbet re-inker mixture onto the base and let it dry. The spray adds visual interest to the otherwise plain Colonial White card base.  Not that there isn't a time for plain which can create clean lines and beauty of its own.  I just don't think this was the time.

The words are stamped in Outdoor Denim and the flowers are in Sorbet.  The stamp set has a single flower and one that's attached to the swirl.  I put the two together to create the first image (top and bottom).  I then removed the single flower and stamped.  Looks like one stamp, huh?!

The blue ribbon was added to the back of the focal which was edge distressed with our edge distresser and the whole thing was mounted.

Products Used (all CTMH):
X7156B  Clementine paper packet
X7153B  Florentine paper packet
X1410     Colonial White Cards and Envelopes
Z1151      3-D Foam Tape
Z2164  Sorbet ink

"Hip-Hip-Hooray" card:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
Z1333  Mocha Opaques
Z1336  Pearl Opaques
Z2167  Creme Brulee ink
Z2160  Twilight ink
Z2118  Desert Sand ink
Z1471  Ruler

"Love and Hugs" Card:
C1525 Words of Comfort
Z1380  Spray Pen
Z1385  Blue Ribbon Collection
Z2264  Sorbet re-inker
Z2140  Outdoor Denim ink
Z1297  Edge Distresser

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