Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fabric Dinosaur Card

Today hubby had to work so I was not able to work on my craft room. I wanted to make a card that would go with the project for this Friday's "Fabric Friday Challenge, which that project you will have to wait until Friday to see. lol... As you can probably guess both are for my grandson.

I wanted to use the same fabric on the dinosaur. Since I have never cut fabric on my expression I went to You Tube. I did not have on hand any of the products that were recommend to stiffen the fabric. So here is what I decided to try.

I took a piece of heavy weight card stock a 5X5 inch piece since I wanted to cut the dinosaur at 4 inches. I ran it though my Create a Station. Then place the material over it and really ran the bone folder over and over it to make sure it stuck well. Placed it on my fairly new mat. I was still afraid that the piece might move so I taped all the edges with blue painted tape. Made the cut. It cut very well. Will use this method again for sure.

The card base I attached a pattern paper for the sky. Then took brown card stock and made a wave cut using rotary cutter for the ground and ran it through the Cuttle Bug. Used a grass punch and cut a strip, cut it down into smaller pieces where I could angel it behind the ground and attached grass and ground to card base. Leaving the tops of the grass unglued to let it stand out from the card.

Layered the dinosaur, which was a cut from Create a Critter. Grandson loves googly eyes so the dino got some big ones. lol  The spots I filled in with glitter glue. Used glossy accents on the orange and black enamel for the mouth and a few drop to represent toe nails. Used pop dots to attached him to the card base.

Clouds and light green grass were also cuts from Create a Critter. Inked the edges. Stamps the clouds. grass again was left unglued at the top. One cloud was glued down while the other was popped up.

Just a real quick and easy card.



Recipe:
Create a Critter Cartridge
Scrap Papers and Material for cuts
Nana's Kids Stack
Zots Large
Blue Painters Tape
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Zig 2 Way
Glossy Accents
Recollections Blank Card
Colorbox Ink
Close to My Heart Olive Ink Pad
Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
Martha Stewart Grass Punch
Enamel Accents
Cuttle Bug Tiny Bubble
Cricut Expression
Cuttle Bug
Close to My Heart "For Every Occasion" Stamps

Challenges Entering:
Jaihart Sundays are Lovely 
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays
Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules! Challenge
Super Scraps Saturday
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Challenge  

Also entering this in the Weekly Challenge at Circut Circle Blog. It's a Sketch Challenge using this sketch.



Hugs
Nana

32 comments:

  1. What a Super Cute card!!Adorable dinosaur!!
    Migdalia

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    1. Thanks Kate. I just visited your blogs and now a follower.

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      Nana

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  3. Dino-mite creation. I've cut felt but not any other fabric on Cricut. Not familiar with a Create a Station. Is it like a Xyron or Your Story that laminates or puts adhesive backing on something?
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thanks Melissa. Yes it's the 5 inch Xyron.

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      Nana

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  4. Oh my! My grandsons would so love this card! I think your cloth dinosaur is darling and such a cute idea! Nice job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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    1. Thanks candy. I was delight to find Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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      Nana

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  5. You did an awesome job on the Dinosaur and really went over the top with the Cuttlebug touches!! I'm waiting to pick up that cartridge. He'll love it and is lucky to have such a creative NANA!
    Creative wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Claire. Hope you are feeling better.

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      Nana

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  6. This is a terrific card! I love the embossing and the big wiggle eyes on the dino look fantastic!!! ;)

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  7. Very cute nana,I just love the green wiggle eye's and the bling dots on his body. I still have not tried cutting fabric with my cricut but someday I will someday lol. Thanks for sharing, God bless you and yours.
    1205love@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Julie. I was a little nervous but it was easier than I thought.

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      Nana

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  8. What an adorable card! I LOVE all the different textures!
    TFS and have a GREAT day :)

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  9. Hi Nana

    Just dropped by to say thank you for voting for my card over at the Fashionista Challenge. It was really kind of you.

    Glad that I did as this card is gorgeous, and I love the fact that you didn't have the recommended materials to hand so created your own. Genius!

    Thanks again

    Claire x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Claire and leaving such a kind comment. It was my pleasure to vote for your card. I really loved it.

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      Nana

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  10. What an adorable card. Your Grandson will love it.
    Can't wait to see what else you have to share.
    Thanks for sharing your tips. The grass and embossed hill will come in handy. I'm going to craftlift this.
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
    (email follower)

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  11. Wow I love your card. I like like the embossing and how cute is the eyes. Great Card!

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  12. Just precious! I need to blow the dust off my cricut! :-))))

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  13. Roar! This is fun! You created a great scene! Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh my gosh, this is so fun!! What an awesome card!! The embossing is perfect and I love his googly eyes!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thanks sweetie... better to see you with.

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      Nana

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  15. Wanted to say Thanks for joining HIMCR this week. DT AJ~

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