Monday, June 11, 2012

Go Victoria! Go Navy!

This is a card I made for Victoria, the daughter of a crafter from the Cricut Circle message board who is currently in Navy boot camp!



I used Paper Doll Teen Scene to create a cheerleader of sorts, cutting two at 6".  (The extra cut is for spare parts so I could figure out what was needed as I went!)  I separated the head from the body, using all layers for the head, but only the flesh-colored layer for the body.  This allows for the illusion of a chin and added dimension.  I hand-cut the nose and mouth.  I added a few more locks of hair to the ponytail and a couple of notches from the bangs.  I cut off the arms and re-adhered them from my second cut the so that they would be farther from the body and at a different angle.  I bent the hands down so they could hold a banner.


The clothing was cut from the cartridge, with a few hand-drawn details and inking.  I added a waistband to the low-hanging pants to raise the waist.  I cut the legs twice so that both legs would have edges that I could ink to give them a little dimension.


I hand-cut the flip-flops.


The Naval emblem and Navy banner were found on Google Images.  The hat was cut from Stand and Salute at 3/4" and then trimmed down a bit by hand.  The body is adhered flat, allowing the banner to pull away from the surface 1/4".  The head is raised 1/16".  I cut a series of mats from solid and printed papers, printing "Go Victoria" on the edge of the yellow mat.


The inside sentiment was printed using my computer and printer.



I sized the card to fit in an envelope I had.  I was told that colors or decorations on the envelope would force Victoria into extra push-ups--- so this is the most bland piece of mail I have ever sent!  (The very idea of push-ups, much less EXTRA push-ups, makes me cringe!)

Thank you for checking my blog today!  To see many of my previous projects, check out my Project Gallery!

19 comments:

Sis Patterson said...

Wow - Nadia - another wonderful and thoughtful card. I love her Dixie Cup and her banner, her jeans, and t-shirt, and all of it. The "Go Victoria" around the card - it is all amazing - personal - thoughtful. I am sure she will be astounded to have received such a wonderful card!

Kraftin' Kathie said...

Wow...youve done it again! Im sure she'll really love getting this card and it will totally make her day. Kathie

Sandy from Ukiah said...

i have missed seeing you post. This is just amazing as all of your work is. i so agree, the idea of push-ups would make anyone cringe.. lol.. She will definitely enjoy your card and be very thankful for the plain envelope.

Bex said...

Thank you so much for the thought comment and the pin.;0) That made my day.:0)

bex
http://kawaiikrafts.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

OMGosh Nadia... YOU ROCK!!! Love Love Love it♥
Hugs,
Lisa

Cindy said...

Fabulous card! My brother just retired from the Navy. I love how your figures are so detailed and look so very real. Just amazing!

L.B. said...

This looks great and such a nice gesture.

Sukie said...

Wow, such an amazingly detailed card. I love everything about it.

Hrvatica said...

Amazing details. What a wonderful card!

Melissa said...

Perfect for the new Navy Gal! Very creative.

Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Great card. She will love it. You always put your all into your projects and it shows.

Loving My Crafts said...

wow, lovely card, she will be thrilled

Karon said...

Amazing card - all the little details, even the Go Victoria around the edges. She will love it :-)

TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Nadia, thank you for your kind, sweet spirit! I love how you use your papercrafting talents to uplift others! Another wonderful creation!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
cccscraproom@gmail.com

Carrie said...

Oh Nadia! You have made me cry! All the thought and detail you have put into a simple encouragement card for my daughter. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!

Dthomas said...

Thanks for sharing another of your wonderful projects. I know she will love receiving this card. Anyone would be lucky to receive one of your beautiful works of art.

Gina piazza said...

Nadia
Another FANTASTIC piece of art...
And as always, THANK YOU for explaining how you do all the perfect details...

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

You truly are an amazing paper surgeon! Love your careful attention to details!

Hugs!

Sara Andrews said...

This is adorable!! I just love her spunky outfit. Great job.

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