Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
is to create a Christmas card. Last week we had a similar project sans green or red (see below), so I was very familiar with all of the Christmas images on my cartridges. I have quite a few to work with but I just wasn't feeling inspired, so I decided to do an outdoor scene of Christmas. I selected the city scape from Formal Occasion,
I loved the idea of a big building strung up with Christmas lights but I didn't have a Cricut cartridge with a skyscraper. I used my Gypsy to manipulate the cityscape from Formal Occasion but it didn't work like I wanted it to so I decided to cut out a high rise building by hand.
I was really pleased with how the building turned out once it was mounted and had lights draped across it but it was missing a critical element...A Cricut cut! Then I got an idea. I pulled out a reindeer punch and created a night sky with Santa approaching the building...Rudolph "with his nose so bright" leading the tow.
So that is how I put together my holiday card and it is a good example of how you can use cartridges beyond their suggested uses.
Now last weeks challenge for FCCB was "Beyond Red and Green" meaning create a Christmas project without the use of red or green. This is not as easy as you might think, especially when you are integrating a Cricut cut and trying to make an original design. Thank goodness I had the Winter Wonderland cartridge because there were lots of designs that worked beautifully with silver and gold.