Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Southwest Party Invite

Over the last 2 weeks on the Cricut Craft Room they have had a sneak peek of the new Southwest cartridge.

You could use the cartridge in the Cricut Craft Room from March 6 - 20 for free and enter the Southwest Cartridge Design Contest and the Southwest Inspiration Contest.

So I decided to do both, make an inspiration board on my Pinterest Board and make a special Southwest Party Invite. Here is the photo  from the Community Affair Arts Festival that gave me the inspiration for this special invite.

Here is the invitation that I came up with.

Starting in the Cricut Craft Room I made 3 layers for my Southwest Inspired Party Invitation. I cut all the layers at 5", using 2 shadow layers for the card base. Also cutting 2 of the top layer: 1 with the cuts and 1 where I hid the contours to make it solid.

I used Teal cardstock to cut out the base and scored the back piece to make the fold so the card would open and close.

I took Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed and blended them on white cardstock. Then after allowing the distressed cardstock enough time to dry I cut out the front piece and attached it to the front of the card.

The piece that I made solid I used for the inside of the card. I embossed It's a Party from the Pink By Design Party Time stamp set in Recollections Glacier embossing powder.

I will be putting this invite in the Cricut Project Center and adding it to the Southwest Design Contest.

I can't wait to eat all the great Southwest food and have a great night with friends and family. Thanks to Cricut for the free cuts from the new Southwest Cartridge and the chance to win the cartridge to add to my Cricut library.

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