Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hybrid Christmas Card with Two Machines

Hello everyone.  I hope you are all ready for Thanksgiving - menu decided, ingredients purchased, plans made.... I am not quite there yet, but I will be by the end of today.  I had to wait until I knew the plans of all of my children before I set anything in stone.  The Flintstone carving tools are out and hopefully everything will be set in stone soon!

In the meantime, I have been spending time in my CLEAN scrapbooking room.  I created three cards on Saturday, two of them being hybrids.  I decided that my die cut machines needed to learn to play nicely together so I combined cuts from both machines on this card. 

I started with a Silhouette Cameo cut file - the base card, background and white front cuts.  However, I really did not like the poinsettia that was part of this set.  So... I went to my Cricut.

Using the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut three snowflakes that coordinate with the CTMH SNOWFLAKE stamp set.  I cut the snowflakes in CTMH Ruby Red cardstock and stamped them with CTMH Ruby Red ink.  Using a CTMH mini pigment ink, I added a touch of Champagne ink to the edges of the snowflake/flower petals.  I then layered the snowflakes/flower petals together with glue dots and added pearls to the center to create my poinsettia!  I attached the poinsettias to the Silhouette cuts to create the finished card.

Overall, I am quite pleased with this card - I think my die cut machines played together quite nicely and look forward to their future collaborations!!

Thanks for stopping by Busy with the Cricky today.  I should be back tomorrow with another new project to share with you!


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  1. Gorgeous, Susan. that lacy mat looks fabulous with your beautiful poinsettia. xxD

  2. Susan, this is gorgeous. The white mat is beautiful and the snowflakes make a stunning poinsettia.