I wanted to start exploring my Cricut cartridges a little more and since I used "Animal Antics" for my last design team project with The Perfect Sentiment, I thought it would be the perfect cartridge with which to start.
Here is the first project I created with "Animal Antics."
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used a pre-made card base from DCWV. I cut some sand patterned cardstock at 5 1/8"x3 7/8." The sand cardstock came from The Tahiti Beach Stack by DCWV. I used "Wild Card 2" and Cricut Craft Room to cut the waves. I turned off the aspect ratio and sized the waves at 5"x2." The paper I used for the waves came from a stack by Debbie Mumm, called Travel. I then added some dark blue pearls to the corners.
The fish is from "Animal Antics." It was cut at 2 1/2." I used some eyes from the Peachy Keen stamp of the month October 2012 kit. I used a white gel pen to color them in, then covered the eye mask with diamond glaze for a shiny look. I adhered the fish to the card with foam tape. The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Little Critters set.
I also finished the inside of the card. I cut some dark teal shimmery cardstock at 5"x3 3/4." I then cut more of the sand cardstock at 4 3/4"x3 1/2." I added another layer of the dark teal cardstock, cut at 3 1/4"x2 1/2." I used my computer to generate the sentiment. The fonts are Harrington and Bauhaus 93. I trimmed the white cardstock at 3"x2 1/4" and adhered it down.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
365 Cards: "Day 146" - sketch
BBTB2: zoo animals (I might be stretching it a bit with a fish, but every zoo I have been to has fish)
Peachy Keen: anything goes