to my first official post for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!
I'm very excited to be joining this wonderful group of really talented crafters.
The theme for this week is "Bye Bye Birdie". I used the Art Nouveau cartridge to cut this wonderful little hummingbird.
This cartridge is great because it has suggested cutting sizes in it. In other words, cut it at least __ big to make sure everything cuts nicely (each cut is different). It suggested 3" for this cut, so I cut it slightly larger at 3 1/2".
I chose the background paper for this first, and then found some coordinating paper in the pad, and in my stash, to use for the bird and background pieces. The patterned paper I used is from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad, All Spice. The solid is all stash paper.
The beige piece behind the circle was cut using a Spellbinders die. I cut it out and then cut it in half and spread it out behind the circle. The teal piece down the middle is from a Martha Stewart punch. I used my I-rock to adhere the heat fix gems to the top and bottom of the piece and the dot on the "i" on the sentiment. The sentiment is from K Andrew designs.
I hope you'll all join us for this fun challenge. I look forward to seeing all of your creativity!