Friday, July 7, 2017

Creating Two Cards Using Cricut

This is another post on creating two cards at once using the same resources. I have made another pair of cards using the same resource. You can see the details of these cards on a previous post entitled Creating Two Cards Using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide.

My intention in creating today's card is to post it as part of Incy Wincy Designs Challenge on Friends Forever which started last Monday. I love the Kitties image by Bugaboo Stamps. My inspiration in coloring the cats is my sister's cats Bee & Peppy. I colored the cats using Copic markers. After coloring, I fuzzy cut the image.

Working on the card, I die cut the word hugs on an American Crafts patterned paper. I strategically positioned the word to be die cut at the center of the 6x6 patterned paper. I am using the negative die cut for this card. I die cut 3 more of the word hugs using white cardstock. You may use colored cardstock instead. It is just that I couldn't find a matching cardstock so I just used a white cardstock. I blended Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink on one of the sets. I pounced blue Perfect Pearls on these letters and set it with a spritz of water.

For the other set of words, I colored the edges with a blue Copic marker. I ran the marker on the edges too. I adhered the letters on top of each other to create a dimensional text sentiment for the card. Coloring the edges of the white die cut letters made it look like colored cardstock when it was stacked on top of the other. I puzzle piece the letters to the negative die cut paper. I adhered paper strips from the same patterned paper to the top and bottom of the panel. I applied clear Wink of Stella to these strips for extra shimmer. The cats are adhered with adhesive foam. For additional embellishment, I added dots of Sakura Souffle marker to the flowers.

For the next card, I am using the positive cut of the die cut sentiment. I didn't want to keep this aside for a later project because chances are, I will forget about it. While my supplies are out, might as well create another card using it. I pressed the Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad to each letter. I poured clear Wow! Ultra High embossing powder to it. It took me about 3 coats to get the right amount of gloss to the letters. The letters curled as it dried. I tried straightening the letters by applying something heavy on top of it but somehow, this didn't work. 

The cats were colored with Copic markers. No cat inspiration this time. I embossed a paper from the same paper line with a heart We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder. I blended a white Hero Arts dye ink on the edges of the paper. I applied Glossy Accents to the back of the letters, thenI gently pressed the curled up letters to the paper. I adhered the cats using foam adhesive. I glued several sequins with Ranger Multi Matte Medium as a finishing touch.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy a blessed and brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

1 comment:

  1. SUPER CUTE cards Maria Giselle!
    LOVE your sweet little kitties!
    PS - Thank You for your comment on my dragonfly card. You asked a question about heat setting and I thought that I would drop by with my answer. When I said that I heat set the digital image after printing it, it means that I have zapped it with my heat tool. I do that even when using laser / toner printer. I find that even if I use the laser printer on X-Press It blending card, I still get toner bleed with my Copic markers (especially with lighter colours) and heat setting has eliminated that problem for me. This card was a real change for me, as I printed it on textured cardstock using an inkjet printer, so heat setting was doubly important. Happy Colouring :)