Thursday, May 6, 2010


Wow! Today is a special day! Not only is today the LAST day to enter my Favorite Things Birthday Give Away (which is TOTALLY HUGE BTW!!!), but today is also my FIRST design for the Gyptians!!! YAY!!! So here it is... my Mardi Gras mask. I ordered a "Carnivale!" stamp, but it hasn't arrived yet, so this project isn't quite finished, but the Gypsy cut file is! Here's the link to upload the file:

So I used George and Basic Shapes for the basic mask/eye area, Storybook (my all-time favorite cartridge) for the flourishes as well as accent essentials. Accent Essentials was only used for one of the "feathering" flourishes, so if you are going to embellish with REAL feathers and don't have accent essentials, just delete the feather from the cut file. This file includes the mask and the shadow. Everything is already welded and ready to cut... just click the link above. I hope everyone here likes it. This is one of those cut files where once I was done I thought, "Did I REALLY make that!?!" I LOVE it and am going to "shrink" it some and make cards as well. Wouldn't purple, green, gold and black beads look AMAZING draped on this mask? Of course, with all the "Stickling" happening on this particular mask, the beads might have been just a little bit of overkill... then again, maybe not! hahahahahaha! The Stickles I used were Diamond, Purple, Eucalyptus, and Black Diamond. This was my first time ever using the Black Diamond Stickles and I have to say... I NEED TO STOCK UP!!! :)

PS. I used a pre-created frame on the Storybook cartridge to do the frame on my layout. Now... time to glue everything down!!! hahahahahaha!


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on May. 07, 2010. Thanks again.

amylynn said...

Hello fellow Gyptian! Love your blog! Love the mask....very pretty!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria