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May 12, 2010

Fathers Day Card.

Please pay no attention to the amount of pictures there are! This format was narrower than mine.  So they spread out more.   EEKS.  And my DH is a photographer and taught me to take lots to cover the event!   Ok.. on with the show.
I'm rambling.
And making excuses! 


Woo Hoooo!  It's my turn to show what I did with my Gypsy. This is the most "complicated" Gypsy card/cuts I've made. I hope you enjoy it and that it's not to long. I don't know how to do a video and, sorry, but I don't know how to do the cut file to offer it but I did take a picture of the screen upon completion. So, I'll start with that.  (there should be a 3rd DAD on that screen!)
Click the pictures to enlarge. 

For the card itself I used Beyond Birthdays. I don't have the COM's :(... I chose a card that had a cut out.  Set the card size to 5 wide X 8.5 high.  So that it will fold and be 4 1/4 X 5.  A regular A2 envelope size. After setting the cursor size to the opening on the card size (a little bigger so it can welded) I then went to the main screen on BB and chose DAD in SHADOW option. Center it in the window and then weld these.
With the cursor still set at the same size go back to BB's main screen and get two more  DADs. One will be shadowed and the other is a regular cut.  (I don't know why the picture of the screen does not reflect the second DAD).   Hmmmm ... strange.
I used Going Places for the fishing boat. I cut it in three different colors. Light Brown, Med Brown and black. In that order so I could layer them.  Using the normal cut, then the layer cut and finally the blackout cut.  I had to cut the fishing line off on the black because it just made it to bulky looking.
Back on the Going Places screen where you got the boat, in the same square that the fishing boat is in... now select the SHIFT setting. Now there is some water in that square.  I cut two of these (one of them tore so I only used one but both could easily be used).  After choosing them I stretched them to 5" wide and 1" high.  I had to turn them of coarse to fit nicely on the mat.  Also cut one water in that same square in the blackout option to go behind the water cut.
I think that is all the cuts!  Now... that wasn't so hard was it!  hahahaha

Here is the layout of the papers and then putting them in the Cricut.

I've removed all the cuts.  You can see one of the waters tore.  :(                            
Next I like to lay everything out to 
be sure it's going to fit and look nice.  
A dry run of sorts.

Before you go any farther... 
do all of your distressing! 
Inclucing the card itself. Inside and out.
If you like that look anyway. 
I use Jeanie's method of distressing. 
Here is a link to a video she made. 
So I added a bit more..... dots, stitches, skittles...

As Jeanie says: bring elements from the 
outside to the inside.  I used the first layer
print paper to mat the note area.  The 
piece on the inside, on the top, is where the 
DAD was cut out and the shadow piece
showed thru.  I had used a dbl sided paper 
that had PINK! on the other side! 
Sooo... I just covered it up and now 
it shows this nice green on the OUTside 
thru the DAD!  :)  Happy accidents. 

I had so much fun doing this!
I hope you had as much fun watching me make it 
as I had making it! 

Hugs, TR 

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Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Your card is beautiful and I love all the photos, it makes it easier to understand what you are doing .... Thank you for taking the time to post them for us! Wonderful Card!

Lisa said...

LOVE this card, especially all the layers. I don't have a Gypsy, but do have DS, I haven't used it much, but I think I need to get back to it, easier way to really design and make it your own!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Unknown said...

This is an awesome card!! My hubby doesn't fish, but I can do something similar with baseball....

Love the photos ~ that is how I learn! Thanks for showing the ripped water too, it is less frustrating to know it happens to everyone!

I also like the papers you used, especially the brown for the boat.

217 Creations said...

Great Job! I love all the details and how the inside coordinates with the front!

TR said...

Very nice comments to wake up to.
I was awake until 2 thinking I'd gone
(hahahahaha) "overboard" !!!

Cool....thanks. I wish I knew the names
of all the papers. Most of them were
scraps! I fotgot to say that in the post.

amylynne said...

What an awesome Fathers Day card! Great job!

LOL I just remebered something about compatability and now I can view!

Jodie R said...

I love it! This is the perfect father's day card. The men in my life would love it. TFS! and for showing us how it's done!

Sharon said...

This is just awesome! I don't have that cart but I sure do need it! I want the fisherman/boat!! My BFF's Dad is an avid fisherman & when I make cards for her to give him, they are always fisherman themed. He would just love this one!! TFS this wonderful card!! :)

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! this is a great card...love all the dimention. thanks!

Cricut Green with Envi said...

This is a great Father's day card, great directions on how to get this done. I will so scrap lift this! if you don't mind

Sandy L

TR said...

That's why it's here ms.SandyL

:) Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!


Karen said...

Love this card and your explanations are always so fantastic.

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow!!! What a great father day card!

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