I had the brief this week to create a card for a 12th birthday, for a boy who liked wolves, gaming, texture/glitter and other things. I have recently joined the Crafts Subscription with Creative Fabrica and wanted to start using my Cricut Maker more often, so went into Creative Fabrica and searched for ‘Wolf’. Lots of lovely options came up and chose this stunning design.
After downloading it and unzipping the file, I took it into Cricut Design Space and saved as a cut file (there was also the print & cut option), as I wanted to draw it with the machine and a metallic pen.
It drew it beautifully (just on a piece of white card from my scrap box) and I then used one of my new Sizzix dies to cut the two border strips (so I also used my new Sizzix Bigshot Express machine – a very productive session!). I backed it onto a piece of cork card from Create & Craft, cut to size. This was mounted onto a piece of card with a slight gold glitter. I then added a bit of gold glitter to the wolf design with a Gelly Roll pen (my favourite!).
The insert was designed using the My Craft Studio program (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more about that) and a couple of designs from the Rare Earth Delicious Digis Vol.2 usb. Just printed onto good quality printer paper with my Epson XP-950 printer.
I really enjoyed designing a card again and using some tech/stash that was new to me.
I enter this card into the following challenges –
My supplies were –
Wolf design from Creative Fabrica
Sizzix die, Thinlits Geo Trio by Sharon Drury from Create & Craft
Cork Sheets from Create & Craft
(Unfortunately the Rare Earth Delicious Digis Vol 2 has sold out. I couldn’t find it on Ebay, but perhaps a request on one of the Facebook craft stash groups could be fruitful.)
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen in Gold from Craft Stash
(I wasn’t able to find the exact Cricut pen I used either – the Gel Pen Set, Metallic Dark Petals, seems to be out of stock everywhere. However, it is a metallic grey.)