It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for July, Lynn McAuley continues to issue the challenges.
Lynn tells us that "Boy are things hot this time of year in Texas. What better place to cool off than underwater." So for our challenge this week we are to create an under the sea scene for this week’s challenge.
A few months ago, my sister asked me if I would make a card for her Granddaughter which featured the Little Mermaid, as it is something that she loves. Of course I said yes, but it may be a while as I didn't have anything Little Mermaid related. A few weeks ago, I was online looking either on my blog reader or Pinterest and saw a card using the Little Mermaid and when I investigated I discovered it was using a Cricut cartridge ... hmmmm didn't I buy that cartridge a number of years ago. When I went to investigate I found it in my Cricut library. Originally I was going to do something else for this challenge, but when I found that I had the cartridge I decided to use that for the challenge instead.
One thing I learnt while making this card is why I love dies rather than Electronic Die Cutting. With dies I always know what I am getting and it is done pretty quickly. I had given my Cricut Expression to my daughter a couple of years ago as I also had the Imagine and the Sizzix Eclipse none of which were being used and I had the Gypsy with my all cartridges on it. Anyway ... I couldn't get the Gypsy to work with the Imagine and it took hours just to get the one Little Mermaid image arghhhhh! I tried to also do Flounder & Sebastian the next day when I was creating my card, but my machine wouldn't cooperate, so I had to resort to coloring pages I found online.
I did have to cut the Little Mermaid bigger than I would like, so when I went looking at what card base to use I decided on using the Tattered Lace Centre Stepper Card.
To get the look of seaweed, I used my La La Land Crafts Large Flourish die.
Here is the inside of my card, I added more of the designer paper I used on the outside of the card and also added a sentiment.
- Amber Hillman
- Anne Harmon
- Joanne Grzelak
- Liz Williams
- Lois Bak
- Lynn McAuley
- Maryann Einam
- Sabrina Friel
- Vicky Gould
Stamps: Don't Be Koi - Sugar Pea Designs; WTG Who's The Mermaid - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Teal; Dark Teal; Octopus to Zelephant Swirls - K & Company
Dies: Centre Stepper Card - Tattered Lace; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; Large Flourish - La La Land Crafts
Other: Black Ink; Dreams Come True Cricut Cartridge; Cricut; Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics