I had fun with this week’s challenge over at Jitterbuggin. We were to follow the sketch, use a Cricut vehicle on the card and also use a button.
I was stumped at first and couldn’t decide which vehicle to choose. My card started as something completely different and sort of evolved into the finished product. I knew I wanted to do a card for breast cancer awareness, but I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it using a vehicle.
I had the idea in my head of what papers I wanted to use, only I didn’t know where I could find them. So one evening I surfed the web and downloaded free digital scrapbooking images and printed my own paper. The solid cardstock is Bazill, but all the other pieces I printed. I like the light pink piece in the middle — it reminds me of fabric. The only issue I had with the printed paper is that when I cut it with my Cricut, the edges were white. To remedy that, I used my Copics and colored the edges of the pieces I cut for the car.
After going back and forth on several different vehicles, I decided on a cut from the Cricut Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge. It was a bit of a challenge just to assemble the pieces as I cut it at only 2″. I did a lot of gluing with the aid of tweezers. I added a button to each tire and the car is attached to the front using 3D pop dots .
I used Nestabilities by Spellbinders for the two circle cuts. I used my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dot embossing folder to emboss the smaller circle behind the car. The awareness ribbons on the front and inside of the card are from Stand & Salute. I didn’t have any pink craft rhinestones to put on the awareness ribbons, so this card got some from my stash of the good stuff — they are Swarovski crystals.
I found the road sign for the inside of the card on the web too. I added the word “hope”, printed it and then cut it out by hand. I thought it was the perfect finishing touch for this card.
Cricut Hello Kitty Greetings and Stand & Salute cartridges
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Nestabilities by Spellbinders — used in my Cuttlebug
Ribbon & buttons from my stash
Pink Swarovski crystals