Round, oval, square, rectangle, triangle .... tea pot, coffee cup, dog house ... all are shapes that we're called on to explore in Ashley's "Shaped Card Blog Hop," happening today in the Blogosphere.
For my card today, I chose egg-shaped, in preparation of Easter. An egg-shape is not fully oval as the top of the oval is narrower thanthe bottom. Getting cuts to line up to weld has always been a challenge I've not yet mastered on my Cricut/Gypsy.
But, with the advent of the fabulous Cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy", sold exclusively by your Close to My Heart representative, mastering the art of shaped cards has never been easier.
Using the "card" setting on the Art Philosphy cartridge, I cut a yellow conjoined egg shape in 4.75", and topped it with the single cut layer (cut in light blue) in the "Decorative layer" setting. I cut a second Decorative layer in polka dotted paper, using the off-cuts to fill the top and bottom scalloped area.
The bunny with flowers is a newly released digital stamp by Whimsy Stamps. I colored it using both Prisma pencils and Copic markers, highlighting areas with a white Gelly pen. I blended the pencil lines using a blending tool and Gamsol. I accented areas (e.g., the tail, leaf cuts and dots) with Stardust Stickles.
The inside sentiment is a simple "Happy Easter" stamp from Hero Arts.
I hope you'll continue on to the rest of the Shaped Cards Blog Hop, to get some interesting ideas to inspire your fancy cuts on your card. Your next stop is my dear Best Bloggie Blend Friend, Beckie. You'll love her joie de vivre as well as her talented cardmaking! :)
If you've missed any part of the Hop, please start at the beginning: Ashley's "The Glamorous Side of Scrapping." There, you can see what blog candy is being offered by some fabulous sponsors, and you can catch the whole line-up for today's hop.
Thank you again for joining me in the PaperJungle!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
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