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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and a Card

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Just stopping by to share this card - dress I created to enter the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge  
Weekly Challenge #45: Run for the Border Challenge!
A while back I created a similar dress with punches and hand cutting, but today I challenged myself to create one using my Cricut Expression and my Gypsy
I used Elegant Edges and Ornamental Iron 2 for the background and Forever Young for dress.
Side view
Bottom view
I sized the dress to the height I wanted it and started layering the borders and resizing them.  Once I was happy with the design, I copied and pasted all my cuts on Layer 2 (see picture below)
Here are all my cuts arranged by each of the four quadrants (different color/paper each).  The border that you see next to the dress was intended to be used as a shawl (just one cut by hand) but decided not to use it.
The partial dress you see on top, I placed there (off mat) on purpose to cut the layer using the flower paper and layer on top.
Once I cut everything (well, the E2) I started placing and adhering the borders to the dress layer by layer.  My initial thought was that I would cut the borders, place on mat and have the E2 cut the dress on top... I decided to place myself and once there were where I wanted them, I hand trimmed them from the back. For the bottom of the dress I used a piece of tulle that I folded in half (to have a smooth edge), sew it and adhere to dress.
After cutting the background I ended up with this pretty design that I just don't want it to go to waste! so I will have to use transfer paper and create something else with it!

Happy Thanksgiving again and have a safe Black Friday Shopping! 
(I do not dare go out shopping on BF...I do it from the comfort of my computer!)
Hope you can take a break on Friday and stop by. I will be participating in a
12 Days of Christmas Hop! starting on BF!

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