I wanted to make another card for my dad during his recovery from heart surgery (which was today and went well). I had seen a card by All Scrapped Out during a challenge that was my inspiration. Her card was very pretty and feminine. I needed to make mine more manly since it was for my dad. My intention was to use some of my scraps, but I just wasn't finding any color combos I liked in my scraps today. This project just took way longer than it should have. Here's what I ended up with:
The turtle is from Create a Critter. His shoes are from Everyday Paper Dolls. I used my Gypsy to make them the right size for the turtle. The circles for the sentiment are from Graphically Speaking.
In addition to my inspiration from All Scrapped Out, I should thank Split Coast Stampers for giving the dimensions for a horizontal pedestal card. The one measurement they didn't give is for the little card that gives the design something to rest against so the card doesn't close. I made mine 2.5 x 5.25 inches. I would also like to thank Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog for their clever idea on how to print on die cuts rather than using the Center Point feature on the Cricut. (I've had my Cricut for a year and still haven't used that feature yet!)
This card will be entered in:
Flaunt it Friday challenge #4--using the turtle from Create a Critter
Paper Issues "New" challenge--Create a Critter is a new cart for me, and dad's got a new heart valve