This is something I put together to enter in this week's Cricut Circle Challenge. These were the guidelines...
Weekly Challenge #2: THINK PINK!
Use Pink, Ruffles, Scallops, Flourishes, Glitter and Jewels ( incorporate any 3 on your project)
So... Here is what I did. I sure hope you like it. It took pretty much all day.
I made a home decor project using the Cricut Imagine, some glittered paper and lots and lots of cuts. I received my Winter Frolic cartridge today and couldn't wait to tear it open. The Winter Wonderland sentiment with flourish is from this cartridge and cut at a height of 2.70. All of the characters are also from this cartridge and cut at a height of 2.40. I used the Imagine for all of these and selected my own colors using the color wheel feature. Loving that! I printed all of it on pearlized card stock so that the colors really stood out and I am so proud of the way they turned out! While that was working, I fired up the Expression and cut out my scalloped frames. I used an iridescent, hot pink and electric blue glittered paper for this. I know the project is about pink, but I can't handle quite that much. Hee! Hee! I used the gypsy to layout the different colors using the layers feature to make sure they would line up. Then in the center, where it was going to be pretty much wasted on each paper, I pulled all kinds of snowflakes from Winter Woodland, Lacy Labels and Accent Essentials. This gave me tons of snowflakes!
You can see how pretty the glitter stands out with all of the different layers and really pops! I started with the largest ones and worked my way around the layout using every color and as many layers as I could get on there.
I used a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard for the foundation. I took two green Christmas 12 x 12 pieces of paper and cut them in half to give me four 6" x 12" pieces of paper. I used my MS score board and put a score line on the colored side of the paper, every 1 inch. I then flipped it and did the same on the white side, but in the center of the first batch of lines. I then accordian folded everything. I then glued all ends together to give me a large tube. Once this dried, I took one end of the tube and put it flat on the table, scrunched the other side together and pressed it to the table. This made a huge circle! I then used foam tape to secure this large circle to the chipboard piece and then layered all of my other pieces on top. This is going in a white 12 x 12 frame to be displayed this Christmas.
Well, I sure hope you all like this one. It really was a lot of work, but I am really proud of the way it turned out. Don't forget to link your project for our blog candy challenge through October 24th. Thanks for looking! Would love to hear your comments!
Most Sincerely, Bobby