Monday, April 4, 2011

More Gypsy Cards

Good morning! I really had fun making this shaped card with my Gypsy. All cuts are from Create a Critter. In my last post I said the Gypsy would keep me from wasting so much CS. That proved not to be the case here: I goofed up the card base TWICE before I got it right. Then I goofed up the sand and water layers too! BUT I learned from my mistakes, so it's all good. The card base and water are Tempting Turquoise, bowl is Cool Caribbean, sand is Crumb Cake speckled with Soft Suede, plant is Old Olive (I drew veins on with a marker and sponged edges). Fish is Lemon Tart (PTI), Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie, all layers covered with the appropriate color of Doodlebug glitter. I just love that little glittery fish! Another think I discovered about the Gypsy is that you can't really use the markers with it, because using the markers involves hitting the load mat button after you have drawn with the markers, and you can't do that with the G. I kind of got around it by unloading the mat but not moving it and hitting the load mat button again. It worked--kind of--THIS time. I won't count on that again. I'm going to shoot an email to PC and tell them to fix that for the next update. The inside has the sent. "birthday fishes" from PTI's Pond Life Sentiments.

This card I made using Stretch your imagination. It made doing the layers easier, and I could size my card to a 3 x 6 (which I probably could have done with the cartridge alone). I used the retired SU BG stamp Stipple Plaid and Chocolate Chip ink. Let's just pretend the incomplete pattern on the right side is "distressing", shall we? And let's also say that the reason I lined the inside with more Crumb Cake layered on Choc Chip is NOT because I forgot to mask the inside when I stamped the plaid BG LOL! I have been gaining a lot of wisdom lately! Layers are Summer Sun and Old Olive. I sponged the leaves (of course) and colored the center of the sunflower with a Choc Chip marker. Ribbon is PTI, button is SU.
That's it for today--thanks for taking a look!

7 comments:

Tracie said...

I love your fish card. If you want to use markers you can just hit return to design after you are done cutting instead of unload. Then, you can just return to the cutting screen and press cut again.

Monique said...

What cute cards ..I just Love the fish bowl..How creative :) TFS!!

Jen A said...

You are rockin' that cricut! The fish bowl is so cute and I heart sunflowers!

Chris said...

these are fabulous!! love the tall one!

Angela said...

Adorable! I love that glittery little fish and the bowl shaped card base...so cute!

Beautiful sunflower card too!

Sara Paschal said...

You splurged on the Gypsy you lucky girl. Love what you did with it;)

Banu said...

WOW cute cute cards. You are such a great Cricut gal that gypsy is perfect for you. The fish bowl card is way too cute. Loved them.