Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WYEGW - Use the Phrase Feature or Flocking

Welcome back for another

This is a very long post with lots of pictures, so I hope you hang around til the end!!

In case you were wondering, on Would You Ever Guess Wednesday, the design team is to use only the Feature Keys and not the main image on the Cartridges.  We can also use a Cricut Cake Cartridge for a paper project or a regular cartridge for a cake project.

For this weeks WYEGW, we were asked to use the
phrase feature on any cartridge.
We could also choose to use Flocking on a project. 
I did both!!

For my project today, I used a phrase from the Florals Embellished Cartridge
and a little bit of George and Basic Shapes.
Here is a sneak peak:
The phrase I chose is Best Wishes from page
64 of the handbook.  Now I wanted to make a
shaped card using the phrase that I chose. 
The phrases on this cartridge do not have a
shadow feature, so I had to create my own.
So, using my good old gypsy, I brought the phrase
onto my mat.  I hid as many of the line that I could,
but I still had gaps that I did not want. 
So this is where I used squares,
rectangles and other shapes from the
George and Basic Shapes cartridge to fill in those
gaps and then I welded everything together!! 
I then copied the image, flipped it and
then welded that to the first piece and voila!! 
I have my shaped card base!!
Here is a picture of the whole mess on my gypsy!!

Now, I tried cutting the card base out of
pattern paper, but it was just too busy, and plain
cardstock was too plain!!  So what I did was create
my own pattern paper with a soft pattern. 
To do this, I used a background stamp,
some versamark ink, some
clear embossing powder and my heat gun. 
I just love the way it came out!!
 Here you can see how the paper looked with and
without the stamped and embossed background!
It is hard to see, the the background has a
raised, shiny look to it, so it is soft and subtle,
but really makes a big difference. 
I am definately going to use this technique again!

So, here is my finished card:

I am really happy with the way it turned out. 
I added some liquid pearl dots.
The black fuzzy dots on the butterfly is black flocking.

Thanks for hanging in there with this uber long post!!  Make sure you stop by
My Cricut Craft Room to see all the other wonderful projects today.

Here is a list of the supplies I used:

Florals Embellished (phrase from page 64 cut at 6.5"w x 3.11" h)
George and Basic Shapes
DCWV Lemon Flower Paper Stack
Close to My Heart Adorable Backgrounds Stamp Set
Versamark Dazzle Ink in Frost
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
Doodlebug Flocking
Liquid Pearls in Buttercup and Silver Pearl


Josie0602 said...

So gorgeous Kathy!!! I love the butterfly.

You had asked on my blog about that banner on my sunflower card. I thought I had added that description to my post so thank you for asking. It came from Happy Hauntings!!


Unknown said...

Kathy this is so pretty. I love the colors you used and Love the background paper you made. TFS, Mary M

scrapbookingforfun said...

Beautiful project!!!
MCCR DT Sister Shelley

Doris P. said...

ooohh Kathy - I am inj lust with your card!!! LOVE the flocking!! My cricut craft Room Dt sis.. Doris

Lisa said...

Oh, WOW, Kathy, this is so gorgeous!! What a beautiful, elegant card!! And how creative how you welded all the shapes together!! This is fabulous my friend!! The liquid pearl dots are a perfect touch :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Dawn said...

WOW, Kathy, you put alot of work into this card!!! And it payed off, because its gorgeous!!! I love the colors, the detail and the way you put it all together. Your awesome. Hugs, Dawn

Jessica Buffa said...

Kathy, this is absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic attention to detail! Love all the added liquid pearls.
Jessica S

Sarah said...

Kathy, wow your card is gorgeous. I love the stamped and embossed background. I think it made the card. I love it. I might just have to scraplift this.

Amy said...

VERY pretty!! I love that butterfly and all the extra details you've used... Fabulous work!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me this weekend!! :)

Amy :) at

Sherrie K. said...

This is such an awesome card Kathy! I just love the welded shape and pretty paper you chose for this card:) Gorgeous!
Sherrie K

Sherrie K. said...

Hi Kathy,
I got the colored googly eyes from Michael's. Fun, ha? Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment:)
Sherrie K