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Southwest Sunset with Cactus Card


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Design by: AmyW (8 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Get Well Cards Celebration Cards Invitations Cards Just Because Cards Geometric Southwest

Take a close look at this card. The paper behind the cactus scene is not printed paper. The Sunset is created with layers of Cricut cuts from six different colors of solid card stock. It gives the card a lot of texture. I loved the look of the southwest sunset and decided to recreate it with paper. I had a lot of fun playing with the new Southwest cartridge.

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 2 shades of red card stock
  • yellow card stock
  • orange card stock
  • purple card stock
  • gray card stock
  • blue card stock
  • black card stock
  • brown ink pad
  • black ink pad

Project Cut Files

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

Start with a A8 size card (7.75" x 5.25") cut from blue card stock. Cut out a black rectangle 5.75" x 4". Layer a red rectangle 5.50" X 3.75" on top of the black card stock.
Cut out all the strips for the background. I cut 4 each of 6 colors of the same strip. The cut is from the same boarder from the boarder strip you just cut and pieced. Look at the picture attached to see the cut I am talking about. You will not need the 6 other little pieces with the cut. You just need the solid strip. First ink the strips with brown ink pad. I ran all the pieces through the sticker maker to apply adhesive to them. Place the first purple layer on the red rectangle about 1/8th of an inch from the top and 1/8th of an inch of on each side. Next you place the darker red on top of the purple working your way down. Here is the order after the purple and darker red. Red, darker red, purple, darker red, orange, yellow, orange, gray, gray, gray, gray, purple, darker red, red, orange, yellow, red, orange, yellow, purple, darker red, and yellow. Then place the 5.25 "W x 2.986" H black dessert cactus cut at the bottom at the yellow strip.
Cut out the boarder from page 22 in black, yellow, red, and purple card stock at 5.236"W and 0.764"H and piece together.
Then I added the sentiment. It is measures 3 1/8"wide x 1"H.

Step 1

Start with a A8 size card (7.75" x 5.25") cut from blue card stock. Cut out a black rectangle 5.75" x 4". Layer a red rectangle 5.50" X 3.75" on top of the black card stock.

Step 2

Cut out all the strips for the background. I cut 4 each of 6 colors of the same strip. The cut is from the same boarder from the boarder strip you just cut and pieced. Look at the picture attached to see the cut I am talking about. You will not need the 6 other little pieces with the cut. You just need the solid strip. First ink the strips with brown ink pad. I ran all the pieces through the sticker maker to apply adhesive to them. Place the first purple layer on the red rectangle about 1/8th of an inch from the top and 1/8th of an inch of on each side. Next you place the darker red on top of the purple working your way down. Here is the order after the purple and darker red. Red, darker red, purple, darker red, orange, yellow, orange, gray, gray, gray, gray, purple, darker red, red, orange, yellow, red, orange, yellow, purple, darker red, and yellow. Then place the 5.25 "W x 2.986" H black dessert cactus cut at the bottom at the yellow strip.

Step 3

Cut out the boarder from page 22 in black, yellow, red, and purple card stock at 5.236"W and 0.764"H and piece together.

Step 4

Then I added the sentiment. It is measures 3 1/8"wide x 1"H.

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Absolutely gorgeous card!

Published on March 29, 2013 by Esther Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Thanks Sis. I had to go look up what "bargello" meant and you are right. It does resemble that look.

Published on March 25, 2013 by AmyW Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Your "bargello" background is perfect! Great use of color and design.

Published on March 20, 2013 by SisPatterson Flag Comment As Inappropriate