First of all, I want to thank everyone for their kind words and prayers for my dad! He is breathing a lot better and looking a lot better!!! You all have made a HUGE difference in his life - THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! He is still at the hospital but it's so nice to see him improving!
Today, I made a Valentine card for my husband for a little mini blog hop I am doing with Melanie! We wanted to showcase the two newest "cartoon" type cartridges, Superman and Batman. To celebrate this blog hop, we are both giving away a Cricut cartridge. I will be giving away a Superman cartridge and Melanie will be giving away a Batman cartridge.
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After that, head over to Melanie's blog by clicking HERE!
Some quick details about this card. First off, it is 18"x30' as I folded a poster board in half. I think the big card is such a fun idea, especially to show someone how much you love them. I got this silver poster board at Joann's and thought it would make a nice background to the cityscape I had planned for the bottom portion of the card. Using the Superman Cricut Cartridge, I cut Superman6 at 10 3/4" for all the layers, including a shadow background. The shadowing is quite large (1/2" or so all around). I pop dotted him on the card to add some dimension as he flies over the city!.
Then, I cut the "Superman" word art from page 69 of the handbook at 4 1/2" and the "You are MY" wording at 2". The font and shadow for the "You are MY" is also on this cartridge and matches perfectly with the cartoon like feel to the images.
I liked cutting the Superman so large - it made assembling the layers a lot easier. The eyes, cut in blue, were VERY SMALL, even when cut at 10 3/4", so I can't even imagine how that would work at smaller sizes. That will be very tricky!
The cityscape portion was made up using a city cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge and was cut at 4 1/2". I cut the cityscape 4 times - two in black, two in grey. Then, I traced the edges onto yellow cardstock and cut that out to back each piece so that lights showed through the windows. I wish there was a blackout for this cut to solve this problem, but there is not. I cut pieces of the cityscape apart to form the different heights.
Be sure to enter to win the Superman cartridge by leaving a comment below and subscribing and then head over to Melanie's blog by clicking HERE to see her project from the Batman cartridge and have a chance to win the Batman cartridge from her!
Tomorrow, I will have another giveaway and last minute Valentine idea so check back - you won't want to miss out!! It's a good one!
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