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Sunday, January 16, 2011

An Iron Gate

Today's card is for the Cricut Cardz Challenge for this week.   The challenge is to make a card or layout using the colors White, Black and Red only.    The first cartridge I thought about was Ornamental Iron cartridge.    I started by using the shadow for gate10 at 6" and welding them together using Design Studio.   I then cut the shadow function again but, at 5 3/4".   I cut the window function of gate10 then using this high gloss black paper.  It's simialr to using Glossy Accents on the entire sheet.  It cut very nicely and looks like real rod iron. 

The bird on the front is the third bird cut from the Serenade cartridge, at 1 3/4".   I inked the white wing slightly so that it looked red but, not as dark at the top layer and I added red stickles to the flourish in the body of the bird and a black gem for the eye.  The sentiment is a Studio G stamp that I got this weekend at Joann's $1 bin, stamped onto white and then mounted on the high gloss black and then the red. 

On the inside, I cut another shadow layer and then used a few of the interior cuts from the front and embellished the inside.   My husband LOVES this card.


  1. Wow!! What an Awesome card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge!! I'm now a new follower! Anita

  2. Great card, like how you carried the elements inside.

  3. This is just beautiful, the cut is very intricate, you did a great job with the challenge, thanks so much for joining with us at CCC.

  4. I can really appreciate your finishing the inside of the card, that's a nice touch! Very pretty card.

  5. Wow...Such a Lovely Card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at CCC! :o)

  6. I love your card and I too like the inside for added touch. I just became a follower and hope you'll follow me too!

    Mama LoveBug

  7. OMG!!! I love this card.

    Thanks for joining us @ CCC.