This week the ladies over at Heart 2 Heart are challenging us to "Shape up." In other words, we are to make a card that is not square or rectangular. Meanwhile, over in the Rose Blossom Garden, they are celebrating Halloween with bonus points for using the "I|" key on Close to My Heart's new Artbooking Cricut cartridge. Did I mention that I just got the Artbooking cartridge and need (okay, want) to break it in? It just so happens that the "I" key includes a pumpkin, so a pumpkin shaped card it is. I love carving pumpkins so much that I usually do two or three, with one always being a cat.
This card is for my nephew who is away at Virginia Tech and will not be home for our family's annual pumpkin carving party. I started by cutting three pumpkins, one each in Desert Sand, Sunset and Colonial White cardstock. Next I cut the Sunset pumpkin apart:
After I sponged the edges to give it dimension, I glued the pieces except for the stem onto the Desert Sand pumpkin. Then I scored the Desert Sand stem and sponged on some ink. Next I scored and folded along the top half inch of the Colonial White pumpkin and attached just the top part to the back of the Desert Sand pumpkin, so that you can lift the "Cat-o-lantern" to see the message inside:
I also used the "I" key to cut the mice, candy and sentiment. Lastly, I drew and cut the cat face by hand and then sponged everything. Did you notice that this card has no stamping or embellishments? It is all Cricut! Of course this card will be accompanied by a box of appropriate treats...
Thank you for stopping by. Now please take a few minutes to check out the creations at Heart 2 Heart and the Rose Blossom Garden. Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Mischief (retired), Huntington, Red Barn, Honey, Sunset, Desert Sand and Colonial White cardstock
Ink: Sunset, Slate, Whisper, Red Barn, Honey