Saturday, September 17, 2011

All About the Guys Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying the All About The Guys Blog hop!   You should have come from Samantha's Blog, if not you may want to start from the beginning at My Cricut Craftroom so you don't miss anything awesome!

I made two different projects.   One of my favorite musicians is Kid Rock and my favorite state is Michigan.  So my inspiration for my card is Kid Rock's beer brewed in Michigan.

I kept seeing the wings on the Indie Art cart and I knew I wanted to use these wings for something related to Kid Rock, maybe a concert page.   Then I remembered the beer mug card I made for my husband on his birthday.  It's on the Smiley Cards Cart.  And then because I was using two of the free carts lucky gypsy owners received, I decided to use another, Black Letter. I even used Cricut Craftroom to design and then cut using my gypsy.  Still getting used to it but so far I mostly love CCR.  Thank-you PC for all the freebies!

So here is my card.  My husband, the beer drinker, gave me his seal of approval.

Card Base is white Colorbok cardstock.   I placed the beer mug on the mat, copy and pasted a second mug, flipped and then welded it at the top.   I sized it at 4.87 x 5.72 prior to welding 2 together.
The black mug is cut from Recollections paper and the foam is cut from Colorbok paper.   I decided to add a second layer of foam that I cut a bit smaller to give it some dimension.  I also added clear embossing powder around the edges for more dimension.  (The foam would make clouds if you don't have a cart with clouds)
The wings are welded and cut at 1.67 x 1.33 before the weld.  I didn't even try to cut out the top layer because it was just too small.  I tried a gray Cricut marker and that didn't work so I drew on some lines added some black/silver embossing powder and then embossed with clear powder.  It is double layered and I used pop dots for dimension.
The banner is from Black Letter and cut at 3.51 x 1.21.  Happy was cut to fit at .83.
Birthday I also welded and cut a bit larger than Happy.

My next project is wall art for my grandson Austin.  His initials are AT and he absolutely loves trucks.   My inspiration for this project comes from the Northridge video for September's Cricut magazine and then Pottery Barn Kids wall art.  My project is not completely finished as we are not sure what canvas color will look best on his wall, that will have to wait until I can go up to her house. I like the white because it reminds of flash cards, my daughter isn't sure about the white.

I wanted this to be large cause he has a large empty wall right now, so I am using 16 x 20 canvas mats.

I used Plantin Schoolbook for the letters, Boys Will Be Boys for the truck and the airplane is from PopUp Neighborhoods.   I am not sure what company the paper is from.  

A and T are cut at 11.49 x 13.13 and 7.89 x 13.13
Truck is cut at 4.25
Plane is cut at 4.25 and narrower so it would still fit the canvas.
The truck is cut at 9.20 x 7.57.
The airplane is cut at 8.95 x 4.95.
All cut on my brand new Expression.  I was thinking I was the slowest scrapper in the world until today when I realized just how much extra time I spent because of the 6 x 12 limitation of the baby bug. 
So those are my projects.  I love comments and followers.  And don't forget about blog candy at the end of the hop!

Next you get to see what Kimberly has made.

Have fun hopping,

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