Monday, September 26, 2011

Four in One Card


I have another card for you today. It's for my grandfather-in-law and I'm entering it into three challenges. I love it when things come together like that!

The Heart2Heart Challenge from three weeks ago was a die-cut challenge, a perfect way to practice with my new Cricut and AP cartridge; this week's Mojo Monday challenge is a sketch challenge featuring rectangles and squares; and this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to use three shades of a monochromatic color plus brown.

I knew that I wanted to use some frames cut with the Cricut, and that easily lent itself to the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Since I'm just getting used to the Cricut, I often end up thinking that the size I'm entering is the reverse of what I end up cutting, i.e. I enter 2" because I want the rectangle to be 2" tall, and instead it is 2" wide. This ended up working out well for this card since I ended up with a number of frames/shapes that I could layer until I got the look I wanted.

It's a simple card, and one you could easily make using scraps. For the two top frames, the Cricut shape I wanted to use originally didn't have the right dimensions, so I ended up just cutting the square and rectangle with the trimmer, and using a single hole punch to round the corners, a trick I saw just today here: http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/.

Thanks for stopping by!

CTMH Products Used:
Ink: Outdoor Denim
Stamps: Say it in Style, Notice the Details
Paper: Colonial White, Indian Corn Blue, Lilac Mist, Chocolate

4 comments:

  1. Darling!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  2. A super fun use of frames. It makes such a bold statement. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

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  3. Love your CAS card! What a great idea with the frames, blues and browns go great together :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  4. superb cuts actually you could add more shapes . i am sure it will be so useful for me .


    Plastic Card
    Plastic business cards

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