15/04/2010

Get WHALE soon!......


When I host a Swarm I always make cards with any new carts that I have so that my ladies can try them out then decide whether they want to buy them or not. This is one that I made for last weekends Swarm. I have to say that I really like this cart but it is difficult to negotiate if you don't want to make the card from scratch because the sizing is complicated. Although this little whale is only about 3" long he was actually cut at 7"! I tried using Real Dial Size but it doesn't work where layers are involved as they are all cut at RDS and some layers end up HUGE!!! So I did lots of trial cuts before I got the correct size. It's always handy to scribble the size down in the handbook so that next time you use the cut you've got a starting point! Anyway, back to the card. I used a C5 card, adding a matted white panel to the front. I cut a scalloped circle from blue card and a smaller plain circle from white card. I embossed the circle and the punched straight border with a Fiskars Wave texture plate. I cut the little whale from 2 shades of blue cardstock and added a googly eye (these really bring your characters to life!) I glittered the little water spout coming from his head..isn't it cute?! I added ribbon, 3 acrylic pebbles and the 'Get Whale Soon' sentiment which was raised on foam pads.
I'm entering this card in the Cricut Cardz Challenge which is to create a Get Well Soon card with any cart.
Carts used:
Whale & sentiment- Just Because Cards
Scalloped circle- Winter Woodland
White circle-George
Thanks for dropping by!
Heatherxxx

2 comments:

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

This is such a cute! Love that whale! Thanks for joining us at Cricutters Anonymous this week!
Stephanie H **CA DT**

iluvmybugs said...

Great minds must think alike...my DT card is a whale with the same sentiment (I used Create A Critter, Don Juan and Zooballoo for my card)!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and hope you'll continue to join in the fun challenges each week!

Terry