Over the weekend I got a Cricut Explore and this is the first thing I have made using it.
A cute shaped card for a birthday.
The card base is made from the map image on "Life's a Party," found on page 44 of the handbook. I hid the cuts that make the trail and cut it twice, at 5," to create the card base. I also used the pens to draw the word "wanted" on the scroll. I used the "Old West" cartridge and the flourish feature for the font. I then colored in the letters afterwards.
The penguin and cowboy hat are stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps. The penguin and cowboy hat are from the new Faceless Cowboy Hat Snowman & Penguins. I paper pieced the bandanna and hat band. I then used some Distress Markers by Tim Holtz to color in the feet (spiced marmalade) and hat (vintage photo). The face is from Happy Penguin Couples Face Assortment. I used more Distress Markers on the eyes (tumbled glass) and beak (spiced marmalade). I then used a white gel pen to accent the eyes. I added some pale gold gems to the hat band. I adhered the penguin with foam tape.
I used the Peachy Keen Holiday Sentiments set for the sentiment on the inside of the card.
I made this for the current challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas, which is shaped cards.