I've never been more anxious for a Monday to come than this past weekend. Last Monday, I announced my acceptance into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team and since then I've been so excited and "patiently" waiting for March 7th. So without further ado, I give to you my very FIRST DT project!
I used Design Studio to weld together the "Tree2" and "Tree1" from Simply Charmed and the "Bloom Word" from Create A Critter to the "Accent27s" frame from Accent Essentials, creating a Front-Shaped card.
I made several layers to the card, which caused it to be rather "FAT" and top heavy. The "Bloom" ended up being 5 layers tall. To give each layer a touch of dimension, I used my own foam tape. I adapted this "dimension method", as well as the front-shaped card style from Donna Mundinger at Popsicle Toes.
I purchase sheets of foam in various colors and ran them thru my Xyron 150 once on each side, then cut them into smaller strips and used the ones that matched my cardstock. This way the dimensionals aren't so distracting when viewed from the side.
Each individual tree was cut out again using patterned paper. The leaves and flowers were also "foam-popped" for more dimension. Each flower was layered three times, leaving the first one flat and crumpling & turning the other two. I also added a small pearl to the centers.
Since I plan on using this card more decor than an actual card - shipping would be outrageous - I used only a background pattern paper & left it blank.
I hope you have all enjoyed my first project as a member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team. Now head on over to FCCB to see what the rest of the DT's amazing work. And don't forget to link up your project using a TREE to FCCB. I can't wait to see what you create.
Have a Great Day!