19 May 2012
Please excuse the dreadful lighting in these photos - it's almost dark here and I only have a couple of hours to go before the Paper Playtime challenge ends...so I found the room with the most light (our ensuite), turned on all the lights, tried to get my shadow out of the photo and then clicked and hoped for the best!
This little card was made for two challenges:
Paper Playtime: For challenge #7 use any type of DIE CUT and/or DIE CUTTING machine and make a BUG CARD! I chose to use the dragonfly from the Create a critter cartridge. I hope that dragonflies are considered bugs! I did have a look at the other entries and there were lots of bees, snails and dragonflies so I think I'm right!
Peachy Keen Stamps: Anything goes challenge - must use Peachy Keen stamps. I used my peachy face for the dragonfly - you know those faces can be added to just about anything! I first bought them to use exclusively with my Paper Doll Dressup and Everyday Paper doll cartridges, but now I'm enjoying using them for all sorts of things such as faces for flowers, suns, critters...the list is endless! I've seen them used on cakes, couches, carrots, strawberries...they make the images come to life and look so cute.
I used the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge to cut out the card base in dark blue and also to cut out the green scallop frame. This cartridge continues to surprise me. I got it for free when I bought my cricut expression and to be honest, I had a quick flip through the booklet and wasn't overly impressed or excited by many of the images. But there are a few little surprises in there and I am so glad that I had another look at it and found the card bases and frames - I think I'll be using these a lot more now.
I cut the card at 4 inches and the scalloped frame at 3 1/4 inches. The dragonfly was 2 3/4 inches. Patterned papers are from a Jillibean Soup collection - I think it's called Owl Soup. I wanted the sentiment to say, "Fluttering by to say hi" but given my space restrictions, I settled for the much shorter "hello" sentiment.
Thanks for looking!