Monday, August 5, 2013

FCCB Make a Splash Challenge

At FCCB this week,  Challenge #172 is "Make A Splash!". Create a water themed project (Such as a Pool, Water park, beach, etc), and as always, have a least one Cricut cut on your project.

I want to thank The Paper Nest for donating the digital images for the FCCB Design Team-you rock! Please check out all the wonderful digital images available.

Here is Owen Fishing-I made two cards because both of my grand nephews are August babies and this will be so cute for a 7 and 4 year old. I also wanted to show that colored pencils can be used also, not just alcohol markers (mine are Spectrum Noir). Here is my project:

Card #1 (left) was colored with colored pencils. By using the Center Point feature on the Cricut Expression, I was able to cut image out with the Artiste cartridge, (the shape on page 65), using Creative Feature  Accent 3 at 3 3/4". The base was cut out at 4" out of a dusty blue paper twice for the card itself. By scoring the face of the card and attaching brads, the card opens easily.

Card #2 (right) was colored with Spectrum Noir markers, then cut out in the same manner as Card #1, except using a shape on page 66. The base was also cut as described above in a golden yellow cardstock. After scoring my fold line, I sewed the two layers together along the score line with clear monofilament thread. Using the Wild Card Cartridge, (pg 66, Accent 3) I used white paper to cut the fish at 1", colored the fish with the SN markers, and attached them to the card with a brad.

Since these are going to little boys, I covered the brad prongs with paper like this-

I would hate for them to get scratched by those prongs!


  1. Love the shapes on both and your images look great

  2. They will love these! Such cute cards!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie FCCB DT

  3. Super cute! Your coloring is awesome. Great tip about the brad prongs too. I know your nephews will love them!

  4. These cards are terrific! I love the shapes you used, and thanks for showing the look of colored pencils compared to markers, side by side. They give such different looks - I really like them both!

  5. Great cards! Such sweet images and great card bases!