Saturday, December 17, 2011

Design Team ~ Saturday Theme of the Week Project ~ Sweet Reindeer

I am really enjoying being a member of the Paper Piecings by Nikki design team. Today, I am adding a project from the Just Believe Christmas Pattern Set, which you can find here,  I made this card for the Saturday Theme of the Week Project. Of course, with Christmas just around the corner, the theme is anything holidays.

I just love this little Reindeer and how happy she is. I wanted to do a little something more with her other than just paste her onto a square card, so I decided I would piece her all together in my Sure Cuts A lot application then create a shadow for the card.

I cannot tell you how long it took me to get this shadow part to work out correctly so that I could make the card base. I did not flip the back when I made the backside, so when I folded it, the two pieces did not match up correctly. I hate it when that happens.

I am getting braver while using my cricut machines. I have read so many blog postings where the user has cut out specific size colors and laid them all out on the mat and did one cut rather than lots of cuts. This week, after reading yet again that someone did this, I decided that I was going to try it myself. I learned a valuable lesson… you have to pay attention to the way the mat enters the cricut and how it cuts as well. I have found that when I use my SCAL application if I lay my mat down in front of my computer, it helps me. At least for now anyway. As you can see, I got a little close with the red piece.

Once I got all of the pieces cut, I sat down and began the gluing process. I also decided to use some pop-dots on the front legs to give the card a little more dimension.

I think she might need a bow around her neck and maybe some tiny bows around her antlers. In truth, I think she needs to be a little bit fatter as well, so you have more room to write a note on the inside, but all in all, I still like how she turned out.

I will be back the first of the week with more fun projects from Nikki’s awesome Design Team. Thanks for stopping by for a look. Leave a comment if you are so inspired.


1 comment:

  1. Your reindeer card is so cute and I *SMILE* everytime I look at it. Thank you for sharing the process of how you created your card ~ I enjoy learning new things. I'm looking forward to your next crafty creation...:)


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