Sunday, January 3, 2010

Birthday Card for BIL

This is my first card using Sweet Treats. I used the card function for image #11 on the overlay (or page 34 of the handbook). The 'recipe' is below.

Cuts: (all images cut at 7 1/2")

  • cards feature - cut with beige cardstock
  • shift - cut with pink cardstock
  • layers - cut with Coredinations Chocolate Box/mint green
  • layers shift - cut with red cardstock


  • cone/beige cardstock using Tiny Mosaic Texture folder
  • top scoop of ice cream/Coredinations cardstock using Divine Swirls folder (make sure the stem isn't in the folder when running through the cuttlebug
  • strawberry/red cardstock using Swiss Dots folder

I then inked the cone and strawberry to bring out the texture and all edges of each piece using Colorbox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalks. I then put a light coat of Glossy Accents on the strawberry to make it shine. Then I sanded the Coredinations cardstock to let the mint color show through. After that I adhered all the layers to the card and stamped with 'happy birthday' using Versamark and bronze embossing powder and applied heat. That's it!

By the way...I am very new to heat embossing. I learned on this card that it doesn't work so well with the small stamps ;)! Just a tip in case you haven't tried it before either. This is only my second try with heat embossing. Gotta start somewhere, right?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My blinged out BUG!!

So, I was on the Cricut message boards New Years Eve just browsing when I saw a post "I double dare you...". Well, who can turn away from a double dare?! Well, the challenge was to decorate (I would rather call it bling) your Cricut, aka Bug. Well! I LOVED the idea. As most of you know, my screen name is scubascrapper so I had to come up with something that would go with me and my personality. My two favorite hobbies are scrapping (of the paper kind, not the fighting kind, LOL) and diving, so I decided I needed a "diving bug". I designed this cute little guy on my Gypsy using GBS, LL, LAB and FF and cut him out of green vinyl and then brown for the layers. I blinged him out with some rhinestones (eyes) and stickles (bubbles, antenna, and mask). I used AMU for my name. I used three layers on the name, not sure if you can see that well, but I tried to get a close up... my shadow blackout layer is pink, then I did the shadow layer in brown and I used green for the internal pieces of the outline feature.

I hope you like it! Maybe you should consider blinging your bug :)!

OK, OK, I know that snorkeling and scuba diving are different, but do you know how hard it would've been to make a tank and a regulator?! I think this is just giving everyone the basic idea...LOL! It really doesn't matter as long as your bubbles go up, so....BUBBLES UP!