I have some cards I would like to share and some crafty news. What a weekend, I stayed busy and was not able to get my cards finished for K Andrew's blog hop "For Fallen Heroes" until today. I am mostly excited because I have been wanting to use K Andrew's stamps and hadn't gotten the chance until now. So I hope you will take some time and hop over to Getting Cricky with K Andrew and see what her and her DT have put together. Before, showing my cards I want to let you know about a neat idea coming this fall a craft showing online, Craft channel is having 20 days of Cricut giveaways. It is in week 2 of giveaways, they are giving the Cricut E2 away and not only one. They are introducing the talents that will be showcased on the channel. This is a way to see some new blogs and a chance to visit and see if there style is inline with what I want to do. I don't want to miss something that can help me express my self freely. I hope you hop over and get the chance to win. Onto my cards.
I think this card is so much nicer looking in person. This is my first time using twine, not because I haven't tried, it is just so darn tricky if you are not naturally crafty. However, I learned by the second card that glue dots are your friend and hold the twine in place in the back. I think I might try not to have it go all the way around but give the illusion by taping a small piece to the back so it doesn't make my paper lift.
Cappuccino Twine from the Twinery
Cricut Cart-Straight from the Nest
they were cut at 2 1/2
Cuttlebug emboss a2 d'vine swirl
The card is a2 size for both cards
I originally had the idea of using dog tags with this background but it was to plain for me, and I like simple design. I apologize that it is so dark. I have my twine staying in place here but I learned that for me I better not glue anything until I am sure I like it. I spent way to my time trying to decide what I was going to use on this card. But I am satisfied with the end product. Gotta say I was a lot less anxious on making these cards and although it might not be "perfect" I am posting them and I hope you enjoyed your visit today.
Paper-DCWV scraps and the stars is from JO ANNs
Cricut Cart-3 Birds on Parade