Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Creative Card: "You Shine"

Here is another Disney inspired card!  Even though we are not heading to Disney World on this trip to Florida...I seem to have Disney on the brain.  

This poor little card has been attacked by a two year old and a kitty - the two year old destroyed the Fairy Godmother's wand and the kitty chewed some of the card (at least it wasn't the front) before I could get a picture of it.  

Needless to say...this card may become a sort of postcard.  Sad times!

If you love the Disney images, but get frustrated by how intricate the cuts are...here are my top 5 tips:

  1. Have patience - sounds silly, but these aren't the kinds of projects to work on when you are in a rush.
  2. Make sure that you understand that the foundation layer (in most cases - black or some other dark color) provides an outline...your layers do NOT fit perfectly.
  3. Try and use a new blade in the Cricut or at least a newer blade - if your blade is dull, you are going to get more "rough" cuts and you won't be happy with the results.
  4. Have an x-acto knife or something similar handy to clean up any rough edges.
  5. Resign yourself the fact that you may end up cutting out some of the layers more than once because you aren't happy with the cut or maybe you end up tearing it trying to get it off the mat.  Just a fact...sorry.

Materials Used:
  • Card Base - standard A2
  • Mat is trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4"
  • Accent paper - 2 1/4 x 4 (scalloped using my super old Fiskars Scalloped scissors) & 2 x 4
  • Fairy Godmother is cut at 4 1/4" from Disney's Happily Ever After
  • "You Shine" sentiment from Scrappy Moms Clear Stamps - Something Sweet
  • Patterned Paper - from K and Company - Amy Butler "Belle" 12 x 12 Pad
  • 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Michael's
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

Love your cards and layouts. Great sense of color and details you add to your projects. I always look forward to your blog.


Rhonda Emery said...

love your cards all are great

Kristal said...

I just started following your blog and I am excited to see your newest projects. I love the colors you choose. I'm not the best at coordinating papers. Thanks for sharing your talent. Hope you have a great vacation!

Ruthie said...

Love this card Lauren! I think the missing wand and the chewed part of the card add just the perfect touch... don't you? :) You are making we want to get that cart. :)

I hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip. :)


Scrappy Mel said...

I can totally invision the magic wand in her hand! :)

Very cute card and thanks for the tips!

Mari AKA Momo said...

Absolutely beautiful Lauren! You are coming to my state!! How exciting!!! Bring a bathing suit and flip flops is HOt, MUGGY, HUMID, and RAINY!!! How nice right? :o)