I did say the other day I had a “Sandy style” cricut card to share….today’s the day! lol! My friend Sheila made the cricut critters for me – she picked out papers from her stash to use. On this lil dragonfly, she picked a graphic yellow with a purple layer for it….and I ended up fighting with it! I wanted the dragonfly to be in his element…the jungle. And my only really cool jungle paper? Graphic 45. Not quite a match! The whole card took a bit to come together…each step of the way the card seemed to dictate that it wanted to do something different than I had planned. So….let the storytelling begin.
I ended up first taking my Memento ink pad and directly applying it to the purple paper. It didn’t completely cover it – just left a little color peeking out.That gave me the thought to distress the whole look of the card. I applied some Ranger Vingage Photo ink with the Distress tool to both the dragonfly and the background yellow paper. In trying to glue the dragonfly back together – I realised I had goofed. It wouldn’t stick to the inked paper! That led to sewing it on, and that’s where I started falling in love with the precess on this card. I let the stitching on the dragonfly be really looseygoosey to let the feel be kind of vintage casual. (Okay, it’s coz I can’t sew worth a darn, but gimme a break here! lol) I also stitched around the yellow base too, after ticketpunching the corners.
I used the Labels 8 Nestabilities for the patterned shape – but I sure wish someone would invent nesties with a teenier distance between them and the next size; and evenness between them! I can’t stand using them in layered fashion since most of the odd shapes get wider in one direction than another as they go up in size Maybe I need a rant video about that! Anyway – I handcut the black layer.
I used a slot punch from SU to make the wide opening for the ribbon….and loosely glued the back side of the ribbon first (after trimming the edge into the banner shape of course). I folded the other half over and pinched it, added a teeny bit of adhesive to hold it for just a moment, then stitched across the ribbon. I know you can’t see it much, but the ribbon wouldn’t have held as nicely while poking those brads through it, trust me! The brads were the finishing touch.
So…that’s kind of a crazy story for just one card. Do you have any cards that just took on a life of their own – and turned out completely different than planned? Tell me about it!