Thursday, 8 August 2013

Happy Christening Day! - Cricut Mini Project

Good aft'noon me ol' luvvies!

I'm back with the card I've conjured up for Simon & I to give to Martha. I haven't had much time to have a play with my Cricut Mini whilst Emily was here, so I couldn't wait to have a mess about.

For this project I used the Pop-up Neighborhood cartridge and the Wild Card 2 digital cartridge. The Pop-up Neighborhood is sadly no longer available (you may be lucky to find one on ebay or Amazon), but there is a similar little church in the Wedding digital cartridge.

Pop-up Neighborhood - Cricut

Wedding - Cricut

Wild Card 2

Wild Card 2
Without further ado, here is my masterpiece....

What you need...

Die cutting machine: Cricut Mini
Cartridges: Pop-up Neighborhood, Wedding, Wild Card 2
Punches: Pointed Butterfly 3/8", Daisy 3/8" - X-Cut; small hole
Card stock: white, black, lime, turquoise, bright pink, yellows
Adhesive gems: clear, black
What you do...
Die cut the layers of the church image in white, black and pink card, assemble and add a large black gem in the round window and a small black gem at the top of the spire and one on the door. Next, die cut the sun in shades of yellow and two clouds in white (I flipped and re-sized the smaller cloud) and assemble.
Hand cut scallops along the top edge of a piece of turquoise card 10cm x 13.5cm and adhere centrally to the bottom of an A6 top fold blank. Cut out a large circle in lime to make a hill and stick over the bottom of the turquoise card, trim any excess.
Attach the church to the top of the hill, tuck the sun just behind the scalloped edge on the right and attach the clouds with foam pads.
Create a sentiment and stick to the lower left corner. Make five daisies from white and yellow card, adhere to the blank with a  hand cut path in black card.
Punch three butterflies in pink, yellow and lime card and fix to the blank with clear gems to finish.
This is a little bit different for a Christening card. I wanted it in my usual style of bright, fun and quirky. I just adore the whimsical look of it - perfect for a little girl!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my offerings today. I'm going to have another play on my Mini and will be back soon to show you what has been created.
Thanks for looking - ta ta for now xxxx
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1 comment:

  1. Your cards are so pretty! And awesome tutorial too!


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