Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cutting Above and the Provo Craft Gypsy

Wow! I'm STILL inspired since the Provo Craft Gypsy debuted on HSN! Check out ALL my posts from the past week and a half. Crazy! hahahaha! And with Cutting Above's Gypsy give away... I can't seem to stop! I was reading one of the comments on a Cutting Above blog post from a reader by the name of Beadz who said, "I used my Cricut tonight with Design Studio and kept having to exchange carts. Gypsy is going to make this so easier!" Well Beadz... I second that! This card was made using the new From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge and the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge... and I DON'T have design studio! While many of the projects that I have done this past week were super quick and easy, this one took a little longer and I can EASILY see how the Gypsy will make creating a card like this MUCH easier! I'm so psyched for this contest. The winner is announced on October 4th and I can't sleep I'm so excited! Click on the link above.... I think there's still time to enter!!!

For this project, I used a piece of acetate that I treated with alcohol ink. I cut the cloud and sun (used the silhouette button) from the Hello Kitty cartridge and cut the jar from the From My Kitchen cartridge on both cream cardstock and the treated acetate. I then cut the top of the acetate jar off at an arch to create the "water" effect. I glued the fish (cut using an EK success punch), kelp and wood to the cream jar and then glued the "water" on top. You can see the effect better if you click on the pic to enlarge it. The words were done with my computer printer (note to self.... MUST use manual feed option next time so the HEAVY stampin up cardstock doesn't jam your printer! hahahahaha!). I finished off the edges using a fine point black Sharpie pen. I wonder how much time I would have actually saved doing this project with the Gypsy?

Oh! I almost forgot.... the lid of the jar and the fish were embossed using a versa mark pen and embossing powder.

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