Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Still in Training?

This card is for a dear uncle's 70th birthday and he loves trains!

I really like the result I got on this project with my Cricut.

I decided that I would do a "free-standing pop up" card from SCS resources I had to adjust the measurements as I do "big" cards as in 8.5x 5.5 finished. I wanted to keep it cheerful so hopefully it is with the pearlescent blue cardstock and ink.

Then I had the hurdle of trying to work in Cricut Design Studio. I eventually managed to get a "welded" blackout 70 and a layer from my Printing 101 cartridge. Then I found two backgrounds on my Plantin cartridge for the borders at the bottom one is a city scape and the other is a treeline. I cut out a train from the My Community cartridge to use the negative as a stencil. The train border at the very bottom is Martha Stewart punch.

The greeting and repeat pattern on the card itself is from JustRiteStampers.

I really hope our dear uncle likes his card AND gets it on time with the international post that can be fun!

Critical Eye
when it is folded you can see the "and still in training" in retrospect that would have been a nice surprise when all folded down if I had stamped it lower. AND I had planned to emboss the blue "70" for some texture. Hopefully I will remember this for next time.

  • Final Cardsize - 8.5 x 5.5 in - the panel is 8.5 x 4.5
  • Cartridges used - Plantin, Printing 101, My Community
  • Cardstock - Hobby Lobby, Wassau (that's pearlescent blue) and Georgia Pacific
  • Ink - Brilliance
  • Stamps - JustRite
  • Punch - Martha Stewart

ETA - got an email from our uncle and he got it in time!!!!!

1 comment:

Treacle said...

Love it

Glad it got there in time