Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Challenge: "Shape Cards"

This week's challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is a to create a "Shaped Card."  I have been looking forward to this week's challenge because I just purchased Wild Card 2.  This is such a cool cartridge guys! It is so much better than any of the other Cricut "card" cartridges.  The designs are dynamic and the card phrases aren't as cliche. 

I selected an octopus looking monster card for my project so that the "shaped card" part was clear.  The caption associated with this image is "Need a hand?"  Not a greeting I'd use, but to each his own.  I skipped the greeting all together and focused on making a colorful, dimensional, playful card that I could actually give to someone.  I thought this design would be great for a kid's birthday.

 
I used pop dots to lift the top layer off of the base to give the card dimension and movement.

I made a few changes to the cartridge design for the face. I thought the original design was cute but too matchy-matchy.  I wanted the card to feel a little more alive and googley eyes did the trick.  My daughter's Jack-o-lantern smile inspired me to turn the mouth cut upside down.  See the resemblance:


I really like the Cricut cartridge Wild Card 2 and am looking forward to making more of its great designs.

21 comments:

  1. Great card! Love the two different sized eyes.

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  2. Love the two different papers for the legs on this. What fun. The teeth reversed is so great and the large eye...LOVE that!

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    1. It took me a little while to commit to my papers. I needed something monster worthy. =)

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  3. This is adorable! I love the different patterned papers you used, and the different sized wiggle eyes are a hoot! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Amy - It was fun putting him together

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  4. Oh this super fun!

    Great job.

    Catarina

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  5. This is soo cute !!! Love the monster he is so cute !!!

    Mayra
    MayrasDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is a GREAT image for a shaped card, I think the paper you chose is perfect and I love the wiggle eyes!!

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  7. Jilliene, your card is AWESOME! I love this octopus monster. His eyes are fantastic! Great paper choices too!

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  8. What a fun card! I love the papers you used, and the google eyes and upside down mouth are perfect!!

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  9. Hee hee. So super cute and love that your daughter's smile inspired you! So cute!!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie FCCB Dt sis
    http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Connie. my husband keeps asking me "when is she going to start getting back her teeth?

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  10. what a cutie for a monster. ha love it hugs

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  11. Love your monster, what a great card. I love all the little changes you made.
    FCCB DT - JoNeita

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