Monday, June 6, 2011
Fantabulous Cricut Guest Designer - #1 DAD
I am super excited to be Challenge Me Monday Guest Designer at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog! It was such a surprise to be asked! FCCB is one of my favorite challenge blogs and I enjoy entering their challenges when I can. Thank you for the honor of being the guest designer and playing along with the Fantabulous Design Team!
The challenge is #1 Dad....make a project just for him. My dad is deceased and I wanted to make a card for my grandkids to give their dad. I struggle sometimes with masculine cards but I thought a baseball theme would be perfect for my family. Both younger grandsons play ball and their Dad is right there with them!
This card is a recessed window card which gives a shadow box look. A great tutorial can be found at SplitCoastStampers. The card starts with a 5 1/4" x 10 3/4 piece of cardstock. This is the size given in the video rather than the printable tutorial. The cardstock is scored at 5 1/4 and again at 5 1/2 which creates a little spine to help the card lay flat. Please view the video for complete instructions on making the window.
This photo shows the 1/4" recessed area.
A Child's Year - Dad silhouette on page 40 cut 3" with black and again 3" blue paper using the shadow key.
Sports Mania - Play Ball on page 63 cut 1 1/4 in red. Using the layer feature and same size, the ball is cut in white.
Bat is on page 64 and is cut 2" with silver using the base cut, 2" with red using the layer cut and again 2 " using the blackout cut.
Plantin Schoolbook - Star on page 74 using the endcap feature. I keyed in #1 DAD. This was cut 3/4" in white and 3/4" in red using the endcap shadow key. To provide the Red stars on top, I cut red using the endcap shadow feature again--trimmed off the stars and glued to the white base. This is only my second time to use this feature and I love the way it turned out. I forget about some of the neat features on the cartridges.
Rest of the recipe:
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots folder; lots of inking; Pop-dots; white gelly roll pen
For the inside of the card, I used Sports Mania, page 62. This is the background feature and is cut 4 1/2" in white. I hand cut the red mat at 4 3/4". Isn't that a great background! The cut-out is so cute! The kids can write a note and sign here. I covered the area that forms the recessed window with the baseball paper. I will add a photo of the kids on that area.