Friday, April 13, 2012

Letter Envy Challenge!

These are my challenge projects using Letter Envy.  As a change, the Cricut Circle Magazine Challenge is letting Circle members submit multiple projects for this challenge.  Each project must include a cut from Letter Envy and at least two other cuts from any other cartridge.

Birthday Card

I used Something to Celebrate with my Imagine for the card base and banner shapes (each cut at 1.8" relative size), flood filling with pattern and colors from Floral Emporium.  One of my favorite things about the Imagine carts is the color palette of solids and prints which make it so easy to quickly coordinate elements from different cartridges!

I used Letter Envy for the lettering on the banner, cut at .7".  I cut the juggling beaver at 4.5" from Birthday Bash, also floodfilling with colors from Floral Emporium and using RGB codes for the fur and face.  (RGB for the fur is 105,49,17; RGB for the face and ears is 255,219,175.  I snipped off the lower body of the beaver, allowing me to use a larger size for his upper body than I would have been able to if I used the whole body.

I glued the lower edge of the juggler to adhere it flush but used super thick pop dots for the upper part so that he would pop off the card!  I used the same pop dots under the balls to pull them away from the banner so that the banner would look like it is in the background.

Note Card Set

I used All Wrapped Up to create notecards on my Imagine, cutting at 6.3".  Using the colors in the queue from All Wrapped Up, I selected solids from which to print and cut the "N" layers from Letter Envy at 2.6".  I embellished the initial with flowers I cut from Mother's Day Boutique at .6", also using colors from the All Wrapped Up queue.

Just Because Card

I used Baby Boutique with my Imagine to create the printed card base.  I cut the card at 9" and then manually trimmed it down to 5-3/8" wide to accommodate the frame.  The frame was cut from Ornamental Iron 2 at 4" on the Expression.  I used parchment to cut the shadow for the frame to mute the card colors and tie the "hello" to the frame.  I cut the "hello" from Letter Envy at 1-1/2" on the Expression.

Wow!  I just barely got this posted under the deadline!  I loved this challenge because it helped me to think of the cartridge in new ways and prodded me to use some cartridges I had never used before!

Thank you for checking this post.  As always, you can see all of my projects by clicking here to visit My Project Gallery.


Arcy Scraps said...

all of your cards look beautiful!
♥ Cyndy

cdm317 said...

Super projects! Good luck in the challenge!

Scrappin with the bug said...

Love them all. The cute little note cards are my favorite. Love those colors. I like the hello one for the elegent look. The banner card is just adorable. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Your cards are all so beautiful. I especially love the frame you created with Ornamental Iron 2. I have both of the Ornamental cartridges and have the most difficult time figuring out how to incorporate them into my projects!

Linda Kaiser said...

I adore all of your cards! The colors are perfect!! Good luck with the challenge.


Sis Patterson said...

Great and happy cards - love that juggling beaver and the pop ups at the top alone for added dimension. Love all of the other helpful tips on the color palette as well.

And the "N" cards - fabulous - love the colors and the "N" too!

And finally, the wonderful frame from Ornamental Iron. That cartridge has some really exciting frames! And the Hello suits it perfectly!

Jennifer Stutzman said...

Great job! good luck with the challenge!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Adorable cards, Nadia! I love all of them!

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