Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sandpaper Sandcastle

Good Saturday afternoon friends! It's Becky here today with a little gift tag I'm really excited about. Honestly, if you couldn't tell already, it doesn't take much to excite me! Abie has a birthday party today, in about 25 minutes, and I was thinking about the gift tag for the present. I didn't want to do a cupcake again and I thought since it was summer it would be cute to do a sandcastle. Well, it just so happens there's a sandcastle image on the Doodlecharms cartridge for the Cricut. I thought it would be super cute to cut the image out of sandpaper. I also thought it might help sharpen my blade. This was not the case! My blade was pretty old but by using the multi cut function it cut through the sandpaper enough that I was able to pop the image out. I backed it with white cardstock and cut out some seashells from the same cartridge to finish it off. The little girl loves purple so that's why the ribbon doesn't match the card! One more tip, if you cut sandpaper with your Cricut, be prepared to replace your blade when you're done because it kinda tears it up. All in the name of papercrafting right?
Here's an up close picture of the card, you can really see the texture and it really does look like sand!



2 comments:

Stephanie Bulgrin said...

this is so perfect! i will definitely be trying this! thanks for the inspiration!

Bree said...

Very cool idea!