Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shaped Cards

I made these two cards in design studio last summer. My husband's brother and his wife have birthdays 10 days apart in July. Todd received the cowboy hat. The hat is from PDDU, Howdy is from Storybook. I welded the design and added a second hat on top of the first, hiding the contour of the edge of the hat and didn't weld that one so the detail cuts would cut. See my pumpkin example earlier in my blog to see what I mean. Capadia Designs also has some wonderful tips on this.
The princess card was for Shonda, Everything was from Storybook. The light pink paper is the pearly paper from Core-Dinations. This was just a few weeks after Joann's started stocking it so it was fun and exciting to cut with it.
I'm having fun with shaped cards. I'm working on some more that take a 12x24 mat and a single 12x12 piece of paper as the base. I can't wait to finish and post them.

Butterfly card

Inspired by the butterfly on the Cricut cake cartridge (You can sneak a peek if you have the latest Design Studio libraries loaded). I made this card in SCAL for two of my beautiful nieces. One turned 14 today and tomorrow the other one 27. Oh my, I'm feeling old now. They both love butterflies, green and black.