The latest challenge at Jitterbuggin’ is a fun one involving favorite things. We are to use our two favorite colors and use our favorite thing as the subject. It can be a favorite animal, food, whatever we want. We have to be sure and include a Cricut cut on the card.
Sherri also included a link to a tutorial for a folded paper frame as a bonus. You can find the tutorial here. I definitely wanted to give the frame a shot and it proved fairly easy to do. I will be using this frame again.
Picking two colors is not as easy as it sounds. I had lots of paper that had my favorites on it, but not a lot with just two colors. Blue is my favorite color and I remembered a paper pack I got at Joann’s a couple of weeks ago. I dug out the paper and immediately knew I was going to use it. The colors are blue and brown and the paper is by Cloud 9 Design.
Choosing my subject was much easier than picking colors. I collect owls, so I knew my card was going to have an owl. Provo Craft has a lot of cartridges with owls on them, but one of my favorite is from an older cartridge — Disney’s Happily Ever After. I love the big eyes on this little guy.
My card is 5″ square and I made the folder paper frame the same size as in the tutorial. The scroll frame behind the folded frame is from a Cricut Lite cartridge, Lacy Labels. There are several layers to the owl. I added some extra layers in order to get light and dark colors for his eyes. The flowers are a Martha Stewart punch called Pop-Up Water Lily. I punched the flowers out of Starlight Pearl paper by Core’dinations and inked them blue. I added some brown pearls to the centers. I used a Martha Stewart Branch punch for the filler behind the flowers.
I used the same scroll frame on the inside of the card that I used behind the folded frame on the front. I added a couple of the punched flowers in the corner.
- Specialty cardstock by Cloud 9 Design
- Starlight Pearl Paper by Core’dinations
- Cricut cartridges: Disney Happily Ever After and Lacy Labels (Lite)
- Marvy corner punch
- Martha Stewart punches: Pop-Up Water Lily and Branch
- Pearls and ink from stash