2013-02-24 Under the Weather with Cricut’s Tie The Knot
I’ve had success with my seldom used Cricut electronic die cutting machine the last few days. Knowing that I have a swap coming up where I needed to use an umbrella somewhere on the card I went through the few cartridges that I own and found one on the Tie the Knot cartridge.
I added ribbon, 2 different border punches DSP and some computer generated text to come up with this sketch design I found on Pinterest.
I die cut the umbrella 3 times at 3.5″ and to my surprise it went really quickly. The previous designs were quite intricate and took about 20 minutes. These 3 were only about 5 minutes! The first cut was black, the second from a pale pink pattern and then the third time from an orange, pink green and white pattern. I popped the final layer up on 3-d mounting tape and then added tiny gems.
I didn’t have any colored buttons so I took a pearl white colored one and colored it with a sharpie marker. I made some homemade bakers twine using an orange sharpie marker. I was hoping to pick up some of the orange from the umbrella above. However; the sharpie, although looking orange on paper, looks entirely different when added to cotton thread. More red than orange really.
The computer text was printed onto cardstock using a downloaded free font called Ma Sexy! The first letter is in a size 48 point and the remaining text at a size 24 point. The two border punches that I used were both by Martha Stewart. The ribbon punch was originally white which I spritzed with distress stain, sprayed Gold PearlEx and then ran through my Fiskars crimping tool. The finished card is 5.25″ square and thankfully I did find a ready made envelope that it will fit into nicely.