Sunday, February 5, 2012

I Get to Push the Pram A Lot card

I finally made something for the Bitten By the Bug 2. The challenge was to use the pram on the Cricut New Arrival cartridge and the Camelot sketch from Monty Python sprang to mind. I think it would be a wonderful Father's Day Card for a dad who loves Monty Python, or a Just Because card for a Monty Python fan.

This was made using the Imagine and the Cricut Craft Room with the following cartridges: New Arrival, Going Places and Cricut Craft Room Basics (can only be used on CCR) for shapes. By using the Imagine and CCR I only had to use one sheet of plain white paper because I could flood each image with a different color or pattern from Lori's Garden and Mystical Garden. I had to make one file for each original cartridge because they are linked to my Gypsy and can not be linked to CCR at this time. There was no "Save As" feature, so I exported the original file with both cartridge cuts on it, and imported it with another name, deleted the cartridge cuts from Going Places without moving the images. That way I could use the same mat and paper for both files.

The knight is made with Going Places and then I used the shadow cut  twice with two different fills and hand cut the clothes for him. The helmet is made with an upside down heart with an unwelded square. He is glued directly on the cardstock.

The pram has a little dimension. One of my favorite ways to get some dimension on thin cuts is to use Tombow Multi Use Glue and let it dry (still sticky though). I added a few more dots in the middle of the pram.

The sentiment is attached with relatively thick foam squares, the shape and lettering come from Cricut Craft Room Basics.


Carole Beath said...

Thank you for joining BBTB2 for the baby buggy/pram challenge. I like the way you incorporated several cartridges into the design.

fairy thoughts said...

this is fun, very imaginative. I used to be a big Python fan too.

Jeri said...

Very cute and that sentiment made me chuckle out loud. Thanks so much for playing along with us at BBTB2.

Sis Patterson said...

An awesome card - love the Python influence! A real winner for a father's day card!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! How cool and creative! Love seeing something so different. The sentiment is a hoot. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Good to see ya! xxD

**Treefrog** said...

LOL, this totally made me giggle! My brother used to watch Monty Python all the time and it used to drive my Dad Crazy, lol! I just love the so unusual card, you go girl! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Carolyn/MamaC said...

How creative! Such a fun card!

Susan Edwards said...

Super-cute and very fun! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

A Little Time said...

Awesome!! Anytime you can incorporate Monty Python into a card makes it a winner to me!! Thanks for playing with Bitten by the Bug 2!