I firstly began by designing the stencil in design space. I chose the succulent image from the Flower Market Cartridge. I placed one image on my canvas and removed the silhouette backing. I then selected the contour button and hid the outside line of the image. By doing this it stops the whole flower being cut and only the inside petals.
I duplicated the image so I had enough images to form an image I thought would be great for a stencil. I then selected all the succulent images and selected weld. This makes them all one image. I then inserted an square and modified the shape until it was a rectangle and would cover the succulents in a way I wanted. I then selected both the succulent and square image and selected slice. I then deleted the parts I did not want to keep.
If you want to keep the image on a larger sheet then you can cut it as it is. I wanted to keep a smaller piece so I added a larger rectangle and attached the images. If you do not want to do this yourself feel free to use my file in design space Here.
I the used the cricut to cut out the design.
Making the card
On a mat on my table I used a small amount of the texture paste. I added two drops of the reinker to the paste and mixed it through. The more reinker you add to the paste the darker the colour. I then placed the stencil over the card. I then used the palette knife to spread the paste evenly over the stencil. Once it is all covered I lifted the stencil off and let it dry.
I used the thanks from the October SOTM set to stamp thanks on a scrap piece of white cardstock and edged it with the Mint Shimmer brush. Once the paste was dry I then stuck the ribbon down with Liquid glass and used 3D foam tape to stick the word thanks down. I then added a ribbon bow and placed a glitter gem in the centre.
This is a real cute fun technique to try and I hope you all have a try.
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Thank you for taking the time to look at my project
Today I want to share with you a card I made at the request of a friend. She wanted a Minnie Mouse card made for her cousin who is turning 1. I had fun making this card. It was quick and easy and a great way to use up some scraps for Minnie mouse.
As you may be able to tell from my previous post. I love the Disney characters. So yes I own a few of the Cricut cartridges digitally. This Minnie mouse layered image come from the Disney- Mickey & friends Cricut cartridge. I set the size at relative 4″. If you are going to try this and are new to Cricut, using Relative dial size automatically sets each item for cutting to be set at the size to match the black base/shadow image.
The card was made to measure 5×7. I cut a piece of black card stock measuring 4¾” x 6¾”. I then cut a piece of white card stock to 4″x 5¼”. This white piece I then embossed with the dot embossing folder.
I followed the assembly instructions in the handbook for Minnie mouse. I Attached her to the embossed card stock. Adhered the black card to the 5×7 card and then attached the embossed white on an angle to the black card. I feel that by placing it on an angle adds a point of interest for the card.
I then glued the balloon to the position I was happy with and then glued the string down. I used liquid glass to attach the string, I find when sticking fabric down it is best. I just get a little bit to the tip and then wipe along where I want so there is no leakage onto the project.
I had some black and white spotted ribbon and made a bow and positioned it in the corner of the white embossed card. I tried to make sure none of the ribbon was outside the card space as I didn’t want to squash it too much when placing in the envelope.
I hope this inspires you to create some cards this weekend. Please feel free to pin this to Pinterest for future reference and to share it with your friends.
When thinking of a making a children’s card I will often think in 2 ways for the design. 1. What does the child like; and 2. What is the theme for the party. I was extremely lucky with my choice this year for my friend’s little girls birthday. Like all other 3 year old girls she is a huge Frozen fan and she was also have a frozen themed party. Her favourite is Elsa So I made this card for her and kept it simple. I have many projects underway to help decorate her room for when her baby sister arrives next month and I will share more with you as I create them.
I used the Disney – Frozen Cricut cartridge to cut out Elsa. I love this cartridge. If you are new to Cricut and how these layered images work the one thing you must remember is to make sure that you use the relative dial option when setting the size. This ensures that all the images, when cut, will be at the correct sizing relative to the original shadow size to create the featured image. For this card I had the relative dial set at 4 inches. Thought I would also share a picture of the cake that my friend made for the Birthday party. It was fantastic to hear Isabella say Zia this is the best cake ever.