It's Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room and today's theme is
If you came from My Cricut Craft Room you are in the right spot. If not, be sure to go there to see ALL of the creations made by Erica's team.
I chose to do a layout of my grand daughter's new puppy, Bella. Her fiance surprised her with Bella for her birthday. She's a Morkie, which is a Maltese and a Yorkie. She is so lovable!
The quote on the tag says~
Whoever said money can't buy happiness forgot about puppies! -unknown
Carts I used:
Mother's Day Bouquet ~ Flowers
Gypsey Wanderings ~ Butterfly
Life's A Party ~ Diva
Ornamental Iron ~ Photo Corners
Bloom ~ Label
Shapes numbered from handbook
#43 pg 63 keypad 4.62-2.65
#56 small 4.43-1.94
How I Did It~
I used Color Box Pigment Brush Pad to shade then I shaped the petals.
Then I punched a hole in the center of each layer.
Next I layered the petals.
Finished flower with 16 mm i-top brad using patterned paper~
I used Stella and Rose by Jen Allyson and Lost and Found by My Mind's Eye.
Now I'm going to share my newest tool , the i-top. I'm loving this tool!
First I punched out exactly what I wanted my topper to be.
Next I lightly misted a paper towel with water using the mini mister and placed the topper in between briefly. ( I saw this tip online...sorry I don't remember where.) It is supposed to give a smoother look on the brad. I was happy with the results but I have nothing to compare because I used the mist every time. Be sure not to over mist though.
Place Brad Daddy Shell onto metal head then center topper onto Brad Daddy Shell.
Gently squeeze handles pressing Brad Daddy Shell and Topper into Rubber Head. Pinch sides of rubber while you hold.
Rotate Rubber Head and flatten down tabs. (see below)
Turn tool over and insert a Brad Daddy Base into Metal Head.
Align heads and gently squeeze. Rotate out and peel back Rubber Head.
Finished flower with i-top brad.
Last on my instructions with this tool was a disclaimer~
Warning: this much fun may be habit forming!
LOL! It is!
I never thought I would use Ornamental Iron but when I saw it was retiring I thought I better get it.
I'm so glad I did! The cut is amazing!
I don't think these were intended for corners but this is how I placed them. I think it compliments the iron fence in the picture.
Finally I wanted to use this paper wire and ended up making these...well, we'll call them swirls.
I pinched the end and just started winding them up between my thumb and forefinger. When I got to the size I wanted I punched a circle out of kraft cardstock and glued it to the back leaving a trail of the paper wire. Instant...'swirls'!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a happy craft day...if not a happy pets day!