I found photos of a Father’s Day card I did a while back using the Cricut Art Deco cartridge.
Depending on the finished size of my project, I prefer to layout all the pieces I need to cut on one or two mats. This can be done with a Gypsy or using the Cricut Craft Room software.
As long as you’re careful how the pieces are spaced on the mat, you should be able to layout your scraps of paper without much trouble. Be careful to use the same type of paper for anything that’s going to be cut at the same time. Different papers don’t cut the same, so you don’t necessarily want to use the same settings. If you’re concerned that the paper might shift, add small pieces of low tack tape to the corners. I use masking tape unless I’m working with something delicate or fibrous (like mulberry paper).
In this case, I was cutting a lightweight plastic & mid-weight cardstock for the car, so it was fine to cut at the same time. The sentiment was cut separately from the car because it was a heavier paper & because it was outlined after being cut.
I used a liquid glue with a fine tip (& a bit of patience) to assemble the car. Lots of bits to put together, but the finished result is worth the extra fuss.
The shadow layer was cut from a lightweight plastic for two reasons. First, I didn’t want the background layer clashing with the car or card background. Second, the plastic made the finished product stronger & is a bit more forgiving with glue.
To simulate a country road, I started with a stripe of Vintage Photo Distress Stain along the bottom of the car front. A baby wipe was used to smooth the edge & soften the color. Metallic lace ribbon was run through a Xyron & stuck down over the Distress Stain. More Distress Stain was added to antique the gold metallic.
Since the card was for my Opa, the sentiment “you’re not old, you’re vintage!” was stamped in Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Foam dots were used to glue the car to the front of the car over the road.
Opa really loved his card… the only thing that would have made it better was if it came with keys.
- Cricut Art Deco cartridge
- Cardstock & lightweight plastic for car
- Liquid glue with fine tip
- Horizontal card
- Vintage Photo Distress Stain
- Metallic lace ribbon
- Xyron machine or adhesive
- Foam dots
- Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink
- Stamp: “you’re not old, you’re vintage!”