Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room - embossing powders

     This is the first project I designed on the Gypsy I got for Christmas. I had a lot of fun playing around with my new toy and after watching a couple of YouTube videos I felt confident in my skills.
     For this project I only used Gypsy Wanderings. I started by welding two 5" postage stamp tag bases together. I hid the cut lines for the inside square on left side, this will be the back of the card when folded.
     To create the silhouette of the reindeer I took the image, increased it size to fit inside the small square on the right with just a small amount of overlap. I then grouped and welded the images. I hid the decorative cuts on the reindeer's hind quarters. The paper behind the reindeer is DCWV.
     To dress up the reindeer I tied a green ribbon around his neck and added a Tim Holtz charm that I colored with watermelon alcohol ink. I also added a Bo Bunny red gem to his nose. The blue gems in the lower left are also Bo Bunny.

     For my embossing I used an Inkadinkadoo stamp with Versa Mark embossing ink. The embossing powder that I used is Stampendous in antique gold. The granules are large and the stamp was small so the embossing isn't perfect but I'm okay with that. I like for people to know that I made these cards.

Please stop by My Cricut Craft Room to see more projects like mine.

Challenges:
Die Cutting Divas - Challenge #49 - Buttons, Bling and/or Bows
Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #36 - Winter Blues
Ribbon Carousel - Challenge #37 - Non-Traditional Colors

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15 comments:

Carol's Creations said...

Wow! Congrats! I have yet to actually cut anything out with my Gypsy (too many computer/sync issues) so I am jealous! This is a gorgeous project, you did an amazing job!

Josie0602 said...

Super cute card!!
Tracy

Ashley Nicole said...

Love this card. Great job on using the Gypsy..you are going to love it. Love the shape.
Ashley-DT sister

Liz said...

you did a great job!! love the little extras you added

Heather said...

Love this card, the deer is so GREAT! Your DT Sister Heather

Pat N. said...

What a nice card! Thanks for joining Die Cuttin Divas this week for the Buttons, Bows and/or Bling Challenge--Pat N.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun design! Great reindeer!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Creative Diva said...

Cute card. I love the deer.Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Gloria said...

wonderful card !! TFS
gloria C
www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love how the reindeer is welded.
Your DT sis

Doris P. said...

love the creativity of your card. LOVE embossing! - dt sis Doris

Candy said...

Love the shape of your card. Lovely!
Thanks for playing along at Die Cuttin' Divas.

alicaz said...

simple and elegant! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;

June Houck said...

You go, Girl! Tonya, I got the Gypsy for Christmas too...I did take it out of the box and synch it, but it still sits on my table untouched. I need to watch some youtube videos to help me figure it out :)

I adore your postage stamp card base and that wonderful reindeer. Thank you for linking up at Shopping Our Stash.

CREATIONS BY MOMMY said...

Great job! Love the embossing. I'm your newest follower:)