Friday, August 7, 2009

Playing with Die Cuts


I have a Cricut machine. In fact I have 2 Cricut machines, a Create and and Expression. I know, a little over kill but I do love them and they each have their place. In general I use them mostly for LO's I do (I despise stamping individual letters) but in most of my crafting they are sadly neglected. I feel intimidated by die cuts, not sure what to do with them...so I challenged myself to make a card using a die cut as my focal image and only stamping the sentiment. This was my result. The pretty floral branch was cut from the StoryBook cartridge and the little swirl is a Quick Kuts die. The other detail I added that I haven't used before was micro-beads for the center of the flowers. Gave it nice texture. I can't say I'm overly thrilled with this card, but I am die cut challenged. For now. What do you think? :)

Supplies:
Tools: Cricut Story Book cartridge, Friskars border punch, EK Success photo corner punch, sewing machine
Other: micro beads, Copics
Stamps: PTI sentiment

10 comments:

Sandi said...

Great use of a die cut. Love your stuff! Left you some love on my blog!

Rose said...

well i think it is perfect!! i have not used my cricut for months now! (shelly needs to slap my hand)lol :)

Melissa said...

I love the way your die cut look- definitely gives great dimension. Happy Annivesary to you! Hope you are able to celebrate!

Sparkle said...

What a cool card! I love the whole scenery and happy anniversary.

peggysue said...

Why did this make me laugh??? "I have two cricuts." Yep, addicted for sure. I like your card, happy anniversary!!! It will be ten for me and my DH this Fall, a great year to get married ten years ago, huh?

Tina said...

Leah, this is gorgeous!!! I love the detail in the middle of the flowers. Thank you so much for your comment. It's a blessing to hear from other's who have experienced the same- especially believers.

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Leah you have done a beautiful job, I know what you mean about die cuts being intimidating, they can be so hard to use sometimes.

I have something on my blog for you so hop on over and take a look.

hugs
Kaye x

BethieJ said...

Leah.. I LOVE the card... I think I am gonna take your challenge and challenge myself to make a cricut only card! :)
I just bought a new cartridge.. it needs to be used.. so do the other 10 I have.. but lets not rush me! HA HA!
Have a GREAT weekend..

Belinda said...

Love the fun use of the die cut!

DonnaMundinger said...

Now who would have thought you were die cut challenged? And with 2 Cricut machines? This is beautiful! Love the centers. xxD