Friday, August 01, 2014

Nautical Name Sign

My friends had a baby boy in March and have a sort of nautical/underwater theme for him.  I made a name sign to go in his room, since that is what I do.

I used separate 8"x10" canvases for each letter and the image.  I will also be doing two more images, once I settle on two that I like and work with the silhouette idea I went with.  I just really wanted to use the "Art Nouveau" jellyfish.  I was stung by a jellyfish when we were in Belize for their wedding.

The letters are from "Extreme Fonts," the Little League feature.  They were cut at 8."  The jellyfish is from "Art Nouveau," page 61, and was cut at 7."

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Moth Shaped Card

I love shaped cards and thought that the moth in the "Art Nouveau" cartridge would lend itself very nicely to a shaped card.  I don't think I was wrong.

The moth is on page 55 of the handbook.  I cut it at 4 3/4" for all the layers.  I used Cricut Craft Room to weld two shadows of the image together to create the card base.  I then cut another shadow and used that for the card top for all my layers.

I covered the dark orange pieces with some dark orange glitter, then covered them in diamond glaze.  The lighter accent pieces are covered with tattered rose Distress Stickles.  The sentiment is one I found in my stash.  It is stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nouveau Bee

Today's card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used dark brown card stock for the card base.  The hexagonal print mat is 4"x5 1/4."  I wrapped the bottom part with some dark brown ribbon and tied a bow with the same ribbon.

The circle is cut at 2 1/2" and is from the "Cricut Craft Room Basics" digital cartridge (basic-shift and shadow-shift).  I popped it up with foam tape.

The bee is from the "Art Nouveau" cartridge (page 56).  It was cut at 2 1/2."  I pieced it all together and added it to the circle.  I then covered the ivory part of the wings with star dust Stickles and the brown stripes with cinnamon Stickles.  The yellow parts are covered with glossy accents and the eyes are brown gems.  The entirety of the wings are also covered with glossy accents.

The sentiment is from my stash and stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2.: Cricut cut bee

Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes

Cupcake Inspirations: cupcake photo inspiration (ribbon)

Sunday, July 27, 2014


I decided to make some new wall art for my bathroom.  This is what I made:

I used "Art Nouveau" for the heron image.  It was cut at 7 1/2" wide, and whatever its corresponding height would be.  I inked the light blue wing layer with summer sky ink by Tsukineko, then popped it up for dimension.  I flocked the dark blue wing layer and also popped it up.  I added glitter and diamond glaze to the bill and used a dark grey enamel dot for the eye.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Super Bird-day!

Dang it!  I didn't come up with the "bird-day" thing until after I had already stamped my sentiment on the card!  Such a lost opportunity!  Oh well, the sentiment still works and the card is still cute.  Maybe next time.

I used "3 Birds on Parade" (again) to create this fun shaped card, great for a little boy's birthday.  I used the superhero bird image, on page 69 of the handbook.  I cut the shadow image twice from white card stock and adhered them at the top to create my card base.  All the pieces were cut at 3 3/4."  This makes the card 3.944"x8.653" when all assembled.  I used Cricut Craft Room to lay out my design.

Once everything was cut I added glittery orange flocking powder to the wing.  I then covered the beak, eye, and accent on the cape with glossy accents.  I also added a button to the accent on the cape.  The sentiment was created using some stamps from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The "birthday wishes" part is from the Simple Sentiments set.  "Super" was created, with some careful masking, from the word "Surprise" from the Hooray for Birthdays set.  And this is where I wished I had thought of using "bird-day" instead of birthday.  Ah well, such is life.

I have been wanting to make a card using this cute little superhero bird for a while and the current challenge at My Craft Spot was the perfect reason.  The challenge is "just for little boys."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Banner Birthday

This card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used white card stock for the card base.  The background is a pattern from the Silhouette store.  It is called "Christmas Diamond Pattern," by Jamie Koay (#21187).  I printed it and then trimmed it to 4 1/8"x5 3/8."  The banner is also from the Silhouette store.  It is by Lori Whitlock (#12744).  I cut it to fit the length of the card, then covered it with fluorescent turquoise glitter by Martha Stewart.  The white mat is 4 1/4"x4 1/2" and is embossed with a Darice embossing folder called Scrolls Background. 

Under the Weather?

Today's card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used a green plaid card stock for the card base.  I cut a blue mat at 4"x5 1/4."  I then stamped a spotted background stamp, twice, across the blue mat.  I used pearlescent sky blue ink by Tsukineko.  The stamp is from All Night Media.

I used "3 Birds on Parade" for the image.  It was cut at 3 1/2" and is on page 30 of the handbook.  I cu the raindrops (layer 1) three times to get a good amount of raindrops for the card.  I adhered the bird and rain drops to the card and use a double layer of pop-dots to adhere the middle of the umbrella.  It gives is a pretty cool 3-D effect.  I used glittery flocking powder on the bird's wings.  I also covered her beak in glitter and then glossy accents.  The raindrops and her eyes are also covered in glossy accents.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp for her eyes, one from the Kawaii Face Assortment.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Sweet Somethings set.  I also used a stamp from that set on the inside as well.  The blue mat inside is 4"x5 1/4," the green plaid mat is 3 1/4"x4 1/2," and the pink mat is 3"x4 1/4."  I also added two more rain drops, covered in glossy accents, to the inside of the card as well.

I made this for the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations: cupcake photo inspiration (colors)

Fantabulous Cricut: project related to water

The Friday Mashup: project with a 3-D element and using a background stamp

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beach Bird

Today's card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used white card stock for the base.  The purple mat is 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and the pink polka dot mat is 5 1/4"x4."

The bird is from "3 Birds on Parade" (page 33) and was cut at 3 1/2."  The waves are from "Life is a Beach" (page 45) and they were cut at 1 1/2."  The sand was hand cut and covered in glitter.  The stamp shape is from "Elegant Edges" (page 37) and was cut at 4 1/4."  I embossed it with a Darice embossing folder called "Clouds."

I gave the bird a set of eyes from Peachy Keen Stamps, the Cartoon Bombshell Face Assortment.  I accented the eyes with a white gel pen and used some magenta chalk to add a little blush to her cheeks.  I then adhered her to the card with foam tape.

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  The "warm" is from a sentiment that actually reads "cocoa warms the heart," from the Winter Wishes set.  I masked off all parts except the "warm."  "Birthday Wishes!" is from the Simple Sentiments set.  I then added some pink gems for a little bling.

I made this for the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: project related to the beach
Cardz TV: child's birthday
Die Cuttin' Divas: beach inspired project