Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Pumpkin Carving Card (part one...)


I have designed several cards with the Pumpkin Carving seasonal mini cartridge.  Here is a peek at another card - this time with an added liner page to highlight the cut out areas.  At first glance this cartridge seems to be fairly limited in the ways it can be used. However, with a little Design Studio or Gypsy magic you can do a lot more with the fifty images than merely make simple cuts.


Here are the first 25 images on the cartridge.


The second 25 images include four interestingly shaped pumpkins.


When you choose an image and hide the outer line of the design you can create a card with a cut out (on the right side above) instead of cutting an image to adhere to a card or other project (on the left).


I used this technique to create the first version of the card I shared a few days ago.  If you combine one of the images with words with an image of an object you can create a card front with both a sentiment and a Halloween shape that will be fun to decorate.

There are some tricks and tips that I want to share with you about the steps you need to take to create these cards.  I will have to wait until tomorrow to do that since I had a long drive home today and I need to "regroup" and take a few more photos.

Once you get started experimenting with this idea you will find all sorts of interesting possibilities! Stay tuned for part two....

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19 comments:

  1. this is the exact idea i was trying to figure out today!!!!! thank you for reading my brain, and that can't be easy since i can't even remember what i was thinking most times!

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  2. Thanks for all your wonderful tips. Can't wait to see the rest.
    Hopefully you were able to get a little rest after your travels.

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  3. I just adore your cards and love using DS too! Thanks for sharing this one. Have a blessed day!

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  4. What great ideas for Halloween!
    Thanks so much!

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  5. You have a very real talent for these cards Diane! Awesome! I so have to try these. TFS

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  6. Great card and tip! Drive safe!

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  7. This is wonderful. Did you create this in DS? If so, will you please, please, please share the file? I am trying to learn DS!!!! Thank you!

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  8. Looking forward to your new tips! Your tips and ideas are always so helpful!

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  9. You are amazing the way you figure these project out, I wish I could do half as much. Thanks for all the great tips & tricks you share. My next purchase isgoing to be the Gypsy. Thanks
    Karen

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  10. I don't have that cartridge but WOW that is awesome.

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  11. This is terrific...you have the BEST tips! TFS!

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  12. Excellent idea! I have to try one of those. Thanks for the thought!

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  13. This is a great idea! I've done some similar things and like the way they look. Can't wait for the rest tomorrow. Thanks.

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  14. So cute, love the idea!!!!! TFS!!!!! That cart looks really cute too (at least for those of us that LOVE Halloween) :)

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing this! I figured it out! I posted pictures of what I created on my blog! I actually created 4 different cards! I am not sure how to share the file with anyone. You can contact me and I will send it to you.
    http://cricutcartridgeofthemonthblog.blogspot.com/

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  16. Awesome cards! Thanks for the tips about hiding the outer line to use the images differently. I've got that cart and can't wait to use it in my Granddaughter's halloween layouts! :)

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