Paper Crafting World . Very exciting news as it is my first DT role, so I am looking forward to the next few months as I join the team and create for Melin and the other very talented designers.
The theme for the first challenge is Dr Seuss and Melin created a set of wonderful Dr Seuss cutting files and digi stamps to celebrate!
I chose to make a mobile using several of the characters from the cutting file set - Cat with Hat, which will be available from the website here.
Given that this project was going to be hanging, I needed to cut twice as many of each file so I could back-to-back them, and the backing parts needed to be flipped so they were a mirror image. Thank goodness for SCAL2 - I managed to cut everything in no time at all using my Cricut Expression!
The frame for this was also part of the set. I cut the book pieces out at 2.5 inches and the frame at 5". For all of the pieces in the mobile, I made one side first, then attached the pieces for the other side, sandwiching a long piece of thread that would be used to link all the pieces together.
The Cat in the Hat was the most challenging part to put together, but after two of them, the next 2 went together very quickly. I was very impressed at how well the little details like the whiskers cut out too.
I inked the edges of all the pieces with distress ink or Versamagic Chalk ink (cloud white) before putting them together. This provides a little dimension for each one
I liked the Fish out of Water and used another of the frames in the set to border this with. Again, the edges were all inked with distress ink and I added little features like the mouth with a black pen.
I linked the pieces together using the thread that I had added as I put the pieces together and tied them to some bamboo skewers. Taking a photo of this project was the most challenging thing to do as it keeps moving when you hang it up!
Green Eggs and Ham
To make the easel card, I used a piece of A5 blue cardstock, folded to create the easel. Added a die cut label which was distressed using Faded Jeans Distress ink and printed the excerpt from Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess. The sentiment was also printed using the same font and attached underneath the image.
The book shape used to stand the easel on, was cut from the Cat with Hat cutting file set and layered on the inner part of the card.