Monday, June 6, 2011
I made this card just because. The idea popped in my head one night and I had to make it. I don't have any one to give it to at this time, or even an event that is coming up that might lend itself to using this card. But when inspiration strikes, I must follow through with it. Especially since I haven't created much lately.
This card uses 6 different Cricut cartridges: Alphalicious, Elegant Cakes, Elegant Edges, Quarter Note, Walk in My Garden, and Wall Decor and More. I used chalk to accent the caterpillar. I cut two of the butterflies and glued them together at the body. There are dimensionals between the wings to give them a little lift. The "beautiful" cut does not have a shadow layer, so I cut another one out of dark blue paper and offset the two. I think this makes it a bit easier to read. I am really pleased with the final result.
I designed this card on Design Studio. As I finished it up and was saving it so I could transfer it to my Gypsy and then cut it with my E2, my Design Studio crashed and I lost it all! Luckily I had been jotting down notes as I compared images to decide which ones I wanted to use, so I was able to recreate it pretty quickly, except for the lettering, since I had stretched those to the size I liked. So what did I learn from this experience? Just like with any computer program, SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!!
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