Thursday, January 3, 2019

Wobbly Cricut Image Die Cut Card

Hello! I am in a crunch for a New Year card design to send to friends who sent us Christmas cards. It won't make it in time but it is always the thought that matters, right? What made it easy is that Cricut Design Space's weekly free images which are from JGoode Designs featuring very cute penguins. This saved me a lot of time. All I need to do is print the images using CDS and my Canon ts9512C printer. This is the second time I paired both machines in a project and I am really excited of the result on this project. I cannot wait to use both machines in another project. I used a 110lb. Neenah Solar White cardstock to print the images on. One thing I've discoverd using the CDS in printing is there is an Advanced Option feature which allows you to customize the paper and the quality of the print out. I also figured out that you can only feed heavy cardstock on the back tray of the Cannon printer. 

I adhered the cardstock with the printed images on the Cricut mat. I fed this to the Cricut Explore to have the images cut.  Another time saver! I did ran a black marker on the sides of the die cut penguins to give it a finished look. 

I cut 6 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" blue Stampin Up cardstock. I am going to apply embossing paste to these panels. I taped the top edge of the Newton's Nook Design Confetti stencil to act as as a hinge as I go through each panel. I also applied a tape to the side of the stencil to keep the stencil from moving. I lined the cardstock to the bottom end of the stencil and taped this to the Ranger Non-stick Craft sheet. 

I applied Wendi Vecchi Transluscent Embossing paste to the upper two-thirds of the stencil. I poured various kinds of embossing powder to each panel, setting it aside to dry. Once this has dried, I zapped it with a heat tool. 

I die cut a snow bank using white cardstock and Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders die. I prepared the area with an anti-static stool. Using the Misti Stamping Tool, I stamped the sentiments using Versamark ink. The stamps I used are from Mama Elephant Just Hatched and In-Line Letters stamp set. I did not get a good impression on the number stamps. Having used this stamp in the past, it is better off stamping the letter one at a time to get a good impression. To fix it, I used a Quickie Glue pen to the no ink areas and poured Paper Source Navy embossing powder to it. I also lined the middle with Sakura White Gelly Roll pen to keep the design of the numbers intact. 

I spritz the snow bank with diluted Perfect Pearl. I set this aside to dry. 

I applied Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer pen to the penguin. I am being very careful since I am reactivating the water based ink of the printer. I did not want to distort the printed image by making the ink bleed. I enhanced the eyes of the penguin with Sakura Black Glaze pen. I adhered Mini Action Wobbles to the back of the penguins. 

Putting it all together, I adhered the snow bank on top of the panel with dried embossing paste. I used a liquid adhesive for the top part of the snow bank to make it adhere better to the embossing paste. I adhered the wobbly penguin next but aside from the adhesive the wobbler has, I also added a strong liquid adhesive to make it adhere better. 

I trimmed an 8th of an inch off the edges then adhered this to a note card. 

Here are photos of each card and what embossing powder I used.

Using WOW! Cloud 9 embossing powder. I sneaked in this birthday card for my 12 year old son's friend. After I created the card, we received a late Christmas photo card from their family. Oh, well. The sentiment stamp is from Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings stamp set.

Using Altenew Golden Peach embossing powder. This is my 12-year old's choice to give to his friend's family.

Using WOW! Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder.

Using JudiKins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.

Using Recollections Charcoal embossing powder.

Using WOW! Glow-in-the-Dark embossing powder. This is my 6 year old's choice to give to his friend's family. It is also my favorite.

Which one is your favorite? Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative year!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. These cards are absolutely fabulous Maria! Happy New Year to you!

  2. love the penguin,Thanks for playing along with us at CCT. x