Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My First Cricut Card

I had to share my first Cricut Card that I made my 8 year-old step-son for Christmas. I had attempted a few other cards within the month I'd had my Cricut previous to making this card, but I was never happy with the way they were turning out, so I'd move on and try something else. I'd had something totally different in mind when I'd started his card. After hours of cutting, and piecing my dozens of cuts on an assortment of papers, then trying to mix and match them in different ways with different backgrounds, nothing looked good together, and I was on the verge of giving up. Then, out of no where a vision of a card pops in my head, and although it was a completely different style card than I usually create, it was also the very reason it worked so well. It was just a plain, simple card.

My First Cricut Card:

 I don't have all the details and sizes at which I cut this, lesson learned, but it was all cut from the Joys of the Season cartridge. The base is cut using the card feature of the ornament shape. I just cut out the cute little penguin with his layers, and assembled! I love the look of dots or dashes or the combination of the two, so I completed the card by using a white paint marker to add the dotted border. Since making this card I've purchased a White Uniball Signo Gel Pen off ebay, after continuously reading all the raves and recommendations for this particular pen on many popular crafting blogs that I follow. I haven't used it on a project yet, but will definitely post my opinion once I do.