Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Sheri Crafts - Ch. 81 Easter - Spring's Gorgeous Pastels

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thank you for stopping by today!

It is time for another fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts! Before I tell you about the challenge, I want to welcome Raquel back to the Design Team. You have seen her lovely creations as a past member of the design team but she had to step down for awhile. You may know her as RAQ from Cricut MessageBoard weekly RAQ Challenges. We are so happy Raquel is back and sharing her talent with us!

Now to our challenge this week--Challenge 81 is Easter -Create a card/project using Spring's gorgeous pastels! I decided to try a Shadow Box Card which is another card style marked off my "To Do" list. You can find a great tutorial at Split Coast Stampers for this card style. Just click the link I provided and it will take you to the tutorial.

The double-sided designer patterned papers are from K&Company Watercolor Bouquet. I just love the pretty pinks, greens, and yellows! I started with 2 different patterned papers that were cut at 6 1/2" x 5", rather than the smaller size as stated in the tutorial. Short ends of the papers are scored at 1/2" and 1". After folding, the ends are secured with red Tacky Tape.
For the oval opening in the paper, I used the Creative Memories Oval set.

Cricut Cartridges:  Using Cricut Craft Room.
Easter 2010 - Egg and shadow are cut 3". Happy Easter and shadow are cut at 1".
Other supplies:
Egg is pop-dotted. Flower is Recollections Mulberry Paper Flowers. Ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Be sure to visit My Sheri Crafts and see all the gorgeous colors of Spring projects that the Design Team and Guest Designer have created for you. For more details on the projects, please visit each blog and leave a little love! We enjoy reading your comments! Now we look forward to seeing your lovely projects!
Remember to follow the challenge! One lucky person will be chosen to be our next guest designer and several Ooh La La awards are presented.

Hope you enjoy this card and maybe are inspired to try this card style if you have not done so. I know that I will be making more Shadow Box cards!

Simply Create Too - Ch. 9 It's Spring 

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Iris Folding

Welcome to Glenda's Cards! Thanks for stopping by today!

I am sharing another St. Patrick's Day card inspired by a few challenges! When I saw the color challenge and bonus technique of using an Iris Fold at Die Cuttin' Divas, I got busy! I have worked with Iris Folding before and really enjoy using the technique and seeing the results. However that was before my blog was started so I do not have a photo.

Cricut Cartridge: I worked in Cricut Craft Room.
A Child's Year - Page 31 Card Feature. Card is cut 5.986"width x 9.278"h. I like the shaped edges of the card plus the effect of the cut out shamrocks. Needing a cut out shape to do the Iris Folding, I chose the hat (Icon Feature) on page 31 also. Using CCR and size 2.5", I used the hide contour feature to hide the hat band and shamrock. Then, I placed the hat in the location on the card so the hat opening would be cut out of the card by the Cricut. This is a first for me and I am really pleased with the results!
For the Iris Folding, I used a triangle shape template that is available at Circle of Crafters. The triangle and square templates have been donated to the public domain. Instructions are given to make your own patterns from scratch. Other patterns can be found at this site. Remember they are copyright protected.

Cutterbug: Swiss Dots on the black hat band.

Other supplies:
Papers: White Colorbok cardstock for the cardbase. Green glitter paper is from a Birthday pack. I thought this would be pretty for the eye of the Iris and the paper showing under the shamrocks. The St. Patrick's Day papers were given to me by a friend.
Sew Easy Fancy Floss (Baker's Twine lemonade). This is my first time to play with this product. I like this on cards, but I had trouble with the twine untwisting. The yellow buttons are from my stash.
Martha Stewart inking.

DieCuttin' Divas - #56 Colors- Use Green, Yellow, Black and White. Bonus-Iris Folding
Cooking With Cricut - #77 St. Pat's and Rainbows
Little Scrap Pieces - Luck of the Irish
Wacky Wednesday - More Than Favors - Ch. 67 St. Patrick's Day (ends 3-27) 
Whimsical Designs  - #45 Going Green - Use Green (ends 3-21)
Scrapalicious - A Cut Above  (Some sort of special cut)

Close -up view of the hat using three patterned papers for the folding and the glitter paper for the Iris!


Hope you enjoy my card!