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7.26.2010

"Shabby Chic(kie)" & "Howdy Partner" Cards (FCCB)

Happy Monday!  It's time for another "Challenge Me Monday" over at Fantabulous Cricut...

I made two projects for this week's challenge:  Zoo/Animal themed project:
I'm calling this first card my "Shabby Chic(kie)" card...get it?!?!?  :)  Hee, hee...
And this little guy is my "Howdy Partner" horsie card.  LOVE this guy!

This week the returning DT members at FCCB got to play with the super-fun "Lots of Pun" stamp set, donated by JoysLife.com.  I chose the "Howdy Partner" and "Hey Chickie" sentiments.  I am a CTMH girl and typically don't use other brands of acrylic/polymer stamps.  But, WOW, was I impressed with these!  These are really great quality stamps and I really enjoyed working with them!  They gave nice, even impressions and the sentiments are just perfect for using with the Create a Critter cartridge!

For the chickie card, I used my Cricut Create a Critter cartridge (say that 10 times in a row!) for the nest, chickie, leaves and flowers.  I used George for the eyes (ovals).  These cards were my first attempt at using Melin's Face Tutorial over at Cooking With Cricut and I must say I am super-pleased with them!  Both of mine kind of look like they're looking up or rolling they're eyes at something, but hey...it's my first (and second) attempt so go easy on me!!!

For the "grunge" flowers, I cut three sizes of the flowers, sprayed them with Distress Ink (Antique Linen) and crumpled them.  Once un-crumpled, I dried them with my heat gun and added a pearl in the middle.  This idea came from Creations With ChristinaGo check out her tutorials...they're awesome!!!  I also decided to "grunge up" my leaves a bit, too...I sprayed them with my homemade CTMH faux "Glimmer Mist" and crumpled them.  I think they go better with the flowers like this.

The horsie card is also from Create a Critter and the eyes are ovals cut from George.  He's inked all over for detail and has another cute face based on Melin's tute.  Thanks again for the inspiration, Melin!!!  :)

Hope you'll head over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the other "Critter" and animal projects made by our super-talented Design Team this week!  Be sure to enter your own project for your chance to win this week's FAB prize!

P.S.  I have a VERY special "Scrappin' Saturday" coming up this Saturday, so tune into FCCB this coming Saturday and check it out!!!

Happy Crafting!

13 comments:

Ms. Jen said...

Great job Lori! I really love the little chickie!

Rhonda Emery said...

i love the chick shes so adorable.
you do such cute projects.

Kate said...

Great job Lori! I love those eyes! I think you've done a great job! My goal next month is to go through the tutorial again and work on faces.
I love the colour scheme used for your shabby chickie card!

Stampleigh said...

Cute cards! I have a "thing" for chicks! LOL She is so cute!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love that shabby chickie. Both projects are adorable.

Anna K said...

Great cards!

PenLight said...

Wow! What a super creative chickie card. I didn't get to use my stamps because they didn't get to Italy in time. In fact they are stuck in customs. :0/ I love what you did with your eyes, they are great. I used your tutorial for my project this week.

ashjoy said...

Adorable!

DORCAS said...

I love this chicky! So cute! TFS!
~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

BrendaB said...

Those cards are just adorable! Great job on the faces, too!

coachfans said...

Super cute cards. I love your horsey!

http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

those are adorable, did you make the flowers on the chick card? If so I think I need a tutorial...hint hint they are sooo cute !

Val said...

Both of your cards are darling!! Those stamps were super fun to use.