July 2, 2010

Doe a Deer And A Give Away

This is Pam and my blog is The Bug Bytes and I am the guest designer today on Sassy's blog
Yes I did say giveaway.
First let's get the exciting part out of the way ;). So  the card .. 
Ha Ha  got you.. Nope :) it is the giveaway that is exciting isn't it?

So I will be giving out a basketball solutions cartridge on She's a Sassy Lady blog to a winner who will be randomly picked on July 10th morning. Be a follower of She's a Sassy Lady blog and leave a comment with your email in this post .
I did say I was now watching her blog to see if she hits 500 didn't I?
 Be kind and please do follow my blog also lol ;)
Ok now that we have that out of the way.

Here is the card which I named Doe a Deer with a matching envelope.




















The cartridge used is Cindy Loo and just one shape from gypsy wanderings (a small rectangle to weld). For the envelope I have also used Martha Stewart punch - Arch lattice which I picked up from Walmart at a clearance price when they cleared up the shelves for the lite cartridges.

Here are the two part videos

Part 1





Part 2.




Now for the how to's
Let's take a look at the gypsy file
Page 1



















I have welded two shapes and used the hide and contour to hide the insides . But even though the shape looks symmetrical instead of just copy pasting (after hiding the contours) I have also flipped the 2nd image for in cricut we never get a perfect symmetry and for perfect alignment it is better we do this. I also welded a small rectangle to the shape .





















Apart from flipping make sure the two circles are aligned by using the y axis to check





































Page 2





















The envelope is also from the same cartridge with the label next to it hidden. usually we choose the envelope first and size the card. But here since I could not have the card  lesser than a particular width so that the cuts are ok and larger than 2 inches I had to strike a balance and  I allowed the top of the envelope to cut off. I did not like the shape too so to get the extra 2 inches I cut the same paper I used for the card base and then used the martha stewart arch punch on it. It co-ordinates beautifully instead of a plain envelope.








































the layers - pages for the deer








































Ok now for the papers. I used these papers . The last one is rice paper


















Here are the cuts





















Note the paper on the right. It is rice paper painted brown and the strips are the paper torn to get some texture.Here is some green painted paper










































 I pasted the lace paper with the deer directly on the card base and colored just the trunk of the tree brown and then used the brown and green torn paper (which I painted with watercolor) strips to add some nice texture.



















here's how it looks up close (and very personal :) - ohh!! Robert Redford - even though the effect does not look that good ;) it is not bad either. Kind of pretty I must say )



















I also added some stickles. Then I painted the deer with q tip and dew drop inks - first applied the platinum and then the cosmic copper. This gives a soft blend for the spots. you can also use copic marker and paint completely and then use the colorless blender which will erase back or push back the color to give you spots. I added more stickles and some bling  to the whole card




















Here are the stickles, punch, inks I used




















Some ribbons and flowers and bling  completes the card






















So except for the painting , tearing and gluing the rice paper a pretty easy card to put together. Hope you enjoyed this project. I will soon put up the gypsy file in my blog. Thank you sassy for having me on here - it is truly a honor and thank you readers for staying with me a while and looking at this project. Don't forget to leave a comment in this post  for a chance at winning the cartridge and become a follower.
Have a blastful July 4th..

86 comments:

sucor said...

Oh, that is so pretty! I love the lacy look of the scalloped edge.

217 Creations said...

Yeah! I get to be first!!!! PAM IS AWESOME!!! SAY IT WITH ME!!! PAM IS AWESOME!!
Yeah I am in a cheerleading kind of mood!!! Pam is it so full of detail. Your tips on deigning are fab! Much love!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

WOWSERS! What a GORGEOUS card and 2 wonderful videos offering us step by step instructions, all I need to do is get that cart now! Pam the card and all of its detail is awesome! Love the bling and the matching envelope! And, if that wasn't enough you even taught us some water painting tips. YOU ROCKED WITH THIS CARD!
Then you are giving a cart to boot! Wow! Some lucky follower is going to be a very happy when their name is drawn!

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! That card is beautiful. I have a gypsy, but have just turned it on in the last few days - someday I may be that creative. you ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning - that was a beautiful card. And the videos help. Would love to receive a card like that!

Unknown said...

I love your card it is Absolutely stunning. You did a awesome job.

Unknown said...

AMAZING!! No wait SPECTACULAR!! OK how about both! The card alone is very pretty, but then you embellished it and it is 3Dish and very colorful. LOVE IT!!

littlen said...

Beautiful card & great instructions. TFS.

GabrielaD said...

there is nothing I love more than a gypsy video showing us how to make a fabulous card. Thanks!

Maria said...

Love your card Pam is beautiful.

Maria Reyes1 (cricut MB)

Wilfreda said...

What a great idea for a card.

Bobbi said...

Very cute card. I love the look the rice paper gives to the trees. TFS

Leanne said...

Love your card and thanks for such wonderful instructions! I would love to win that cartridge!
Tobusyscrapping@bellsouth.net

Becky Roper said...

Pam this is absolutely awesome! I love the cindyloo cartridge. Your toutorial is fabulous! Great job...

bec roper at bellsouth dot net

Ticketgoddess said...

Thanks for the great detailed instructions!! Your talents are amazing!!

bevborda at yahoo dot com

ladybugstamper said...

Wonderful card, I learn so much every time I come here. Thank You

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Beautiful card... thanks for the chance to win the cart. I was telling dh I wanted that cart. just the other day and he told me I didn't need it. :-( Maybe I will win it. Your directions are great. Thanks for sharing. hugs

Milamemories (M&M) said...

I love this card, it is gorgeous. I love the deer, i think they are so cute. I have a soft spot for them. LOL The deer on the cartridge is actually one of the reasons this cartridge is on my wanted list. Love the color choices you used.

mila26m@yahoo.com

Hugs,

Mila

Anonymous said...

beautiful card lots of work thanks millierose651@aol.com

Angi Barrs said...

Such a cute card. I want that Cindy Loo cart. Great giveaway :)

*Chelle* said...

That is a gorgeous card!! Love all the detail work in your embellishment.

Sharon said...

Awesome!! Love how you colored the rice paper. I have some but just didn't know what to do with it. Now I can color it and use it!! Thanks!! :)

Lisa said...

Very pretty card, so detailed.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and great video - thanks for your work.
Debe
debmevans@btinternet.com

greenchick said...

So very cute and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love how you used the Stickles.

devanie99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Tanya said...

Wonderful Card!

Mary Jean said...

what a cute card!!! gosh..I may just have to break down and buy this cartridge!! So many cute things have been popping up with it!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card!!!!!!

kimmie said...

seriously?? this is amazing!!! so delicate and sweet! you rock pam!
ps i'm already a follower of this blog and would love to win the cart!
kimmiem@parallax.ws

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the step by step instructions! Thank you for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Tht card is just adorable I just ordered that cart today and can't wait to get it. That deer is one ofmy fav cuts. Your videos and instructions are great, easy to follow.
stuff@gt.rr.com

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great card .. I have been contemplating Cindy Loo .. that's for showing us how you did this awesome card and envie!

Beebeebabs said...

Awesome card and envelope - you did a wonderful job and thanks for the opportunity to win the great giveaway.

beebeebabs@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

very pretty card...enjoy the videos too don't have this cartbut enjoy to see the technique
TFS
margie
3m@charter.net

Debbie said...

Wonderful card! Just got that cartridge and I love it. Love all the special details you used. Even though I do not have a gypsy, I appreciate your tutorial.

MeMe said...

Don't have this cart, I just may have to rethink my decision. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
plweir@satx.rr.com

VeronicaA said...

You certainly included so many different elements in this card. It is beautiful and quite eyecatching. Thanks for the detailed instructions. I bought this cart and can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Deanne said...

great card and really great tutorial!!

Anonymous said...

love it thanks for the chance to win
peggy.dannel@comcast.net

Doris T. said...

what a gorgeous card! And that is a fabulous tutorial - now I just need that cart....tfs!
Doris :)

Valerie said...

Pam you are a great guest designer. The torn paper really gives the card dimension.
lastamper at aol dor com

flowerdisco said...

oh dear....love all the mini details on this card....gorgeous. tfs!

Connie said...

Thanks Pam. Love the way you used the papers and stickles to make this. It's great!!

connie.kirchner@yahoo.com

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Wow - great card and tutorial Pam! Isn't Sheila's blog amazing! She has an amazing team and everyone's ideas are just gorgeous!!! Thanks for the giveaway too!
MelissaMade
http://melissamade2.blogspot.com/
melissaforquer@gmail.com

Deanne Gutierrez said...

SO, SO BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the videos...

Deanne G
dgutierez1@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! and thanks bug bytes for the giveaway and the great instructions for that beautiful card! I now know why I need the Cindy loo cart.

Thanks again ladies!!
davettewellmaker@yahoo.com

imafarmgirl said...

Amazing Pam Amazing!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Love the videos! Thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

Awesome work! I am now following!
tara_moo@yahoo.com

Emily C said...

Your card is darling. I might end up getting myself a Gypsy.

Emily C

youngnos27@yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful card!!! :) And thank you so much for posting the videos (I may actually be able to make my own)! I love how you decorated the envelope-what a wonderful idea!

Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Nice card. I was always wondering what to do about making envelopes for my cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win cart. This is 1 that I actually don't have.

Mary
mlpetersime at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [03 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Dolly G said...

love the effect with the rice paper, great job.
dolly g
dwgedg@yahoo.com

jennyplace2 said...

Great card, I really need a gyspy!!! Love your work, such detail!

Unknown said...

Awesome work and very detailed tutorials. I love what you did with it. Thank you for the chance of wining this
mariance.lewis@gmail.com

Weezie said...

Great card! Cute!! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

weezielw@aol.com

brandy c said...

this is gorgeous! you are so detailed and i loved the finished product!! great job!

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

Andi said...

Great card!! it's so sweet!

Sparkymom76@yahoo.com

Celeste B. said...

I love the amount of detail in this card. What an amazing talent!!!!!!! TFS!!!

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com
ccscards.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

WOW!! amazing talent!! love the card..guess i'll add this cart to my "want" list!!

Michelle said...

What a classy looking card featuring a doe on it? Who would have thought??

And, I gotta say..... you give out excellent directions... I don't think you missed anything.

Great job and how very sweet of you to offer a giveaway

Happy 4th to everyone!!!

Barb Craft said...

Pam... that is sooo nice of you to offer up a cartridge!! And your card is simply adorable!! Thanks for the detailed directions!!
barb :)

Char J said...

great card. tx for sharing. put my name in the hat!!!

bandit said...

Beautiful card! TFS and thanks for the giveaway.
bandit831@att.net

MeMe said...

Pretty card. Thanks for the chance to win.

MeMe said...

Pretty card--enter me in the giveaway.

Valerie said...

Beautiful work! I joined your blog to make you a shade closer to your goal :-) I love your designs.

(MrsValerie from the Cricut MB)

TwoAggies said...

Wow So cute!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
cajunaggie@hotmail.com

Sandiecris said...

love the chance to win of course..
sandiecris@live.com

June said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! I love all of the details and the step-by-step video-WOW!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Michele said...

What an amazing card! just lovely!!!

Very generous too, to offer a cart! it's one I don't even have lol

dancingarden@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Lover your work!! You just ROCK. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and thanks for the opportunity to win this great cart.

Julie Larson said...

Everything on here is great. Hope I win the basketball cartridge.

Julie
truelarson@yahoo.com

rockinrobin721 said...

WOW fantastic card. That cart is on my wish list. Love the circle card too...that deer is too cute.

rockinrobin721 said...

This cart is on my wish list! What a fantastic card. Those characters are too cute. Great instructions/video as well.

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mreitsma said...

Pam - What a beautiful card. One day maybe mine will look that good.

Thanks for the chance to win the cart.

Love your work.

Paula Puckett said...

Love following your blog, so inspirational. Not only is this card fabulous but, I find myself so inspired with any and all the work I've seen here. I'm active in CFS and your blog really helps my ideas come alive. Thank you!

Cherie said...

Totally awesome! Love the video tutorials! Thanks a bunch!

Misha said...

Pam, your videos are great for us newbies. Thanks for sharing!
misha_113 at yahoo dot com

MizMaryAnn said...

Your card is so awesome. Love the shape and colors. I would love to win the basketball cart. We are seniors but shoot hoops every night with all the little kids in the neighborhood. I'd have so much fun with that cart.
Mary Ann

rhonda said...

Thanks for a great tutorial! I just ordered a gypsy, so I can't wait to try this to create this card. Thanks for sharing.

Audrey Frelx said...

I agree, Pam is AWESOME!!! That project is beautiful!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Oh yea, good luck on reaching your 500!!!