Thursday, January 3, 2013
Circut + Pier 1 = Inspiration
Hi, Lori from The Singing Shell. Sometimes I get inspiration for my cards from the strangest places. This time I got my inspiration from the Pier 1 Imports Christmas Penguin. The little penguin with his foot in the cupcake was just too cute to pass up. I thought it would make a great birthday card for winter if I could find the perfect penguin from one of my cartridges and alter it. To give the card a more vintage look as opposed to the bright, Christmas original: I chose some soft and feminine colors. Even the penguin is not solid black. I used distress inks, lace, distress file for the paper edges to complete the look.
1. I needed a chubby little gal like the one in the Pier 1 penguin so I got her from Jolly Holidays. So that just goes to show ya that Jolly Holidays ain't just for Christmas! :)
2. I hid the face using the Gypsy and drew eyes and eyebrows like the Pier 1 penguin.
3. Unfortunately, I had to perform minor surgery on my gal. The little feet were attached right at the tummy so I cut them off (ouch!). I cut thin pieces of cardstock to make legs and attached the feet.
4. The bow is from Paper Pups. I added glitter to add a little texture and fun.
5. The cupcake is from From My Kitchen. I added glitter to layer because the frosting layers were white on white and wanted it stand out a bit.
6. The pennants are hand cut and were added onto the twine with Glossy Accents.
7. I added the crochet ribbon and distressed the edges of my paper.
Designed by ~ Lori Sjogren
Machines Used ~ Cricut Create
Supplies used ~ Cricut: Jolly Holidays, From My Kitchen, Paper Pups. Paper: Prima and Webster Pages. Other: Tim Holtz Antique Linen & Black Soot Distress Pads, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Marker, Webster Pages Crochet Ribbon, Donna Salazar Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, other glitter and twine from my stash.