Today I'm doing a project with the Chomas Creations Engraving Tip and Mini Gel Pen Holder together. I colored this Leprechaun a few weeks ago and set it aside, but I figured the big green day was coming so I better do something with him :)
I decided to to a technique that Amy has done with the Engraving Tip that I haven't tried yet. I used Core'dinations Cardstock Black Magic. The inner layer of the one I chose is green--what else??! I was making a card for a man so I thought this technique was perfect to give it a more manly look. Why did I decide to make a tent card? Because I like them and I also did one back at Valentine's Day with a Copic image I colored and figured I would continue the tradition. I made a file in my Gypsy for the background piece by adding shamrocks all over the rectangle. I used Real Dial Size the add the rectangle so I knew it would fit onto the front of my card.
To make the sentiment, I chose the saying Happy St. Patrick's Day. I chose a new mat layer in the Gypsy and placed shadow of the sentiment on it.
After it was done, without unloading the mat, I changed to the Mini Gel Pen where my blade housing goes without moving the carriage. On a new mat layer on my Gypsy I placed the main image of the sentiment in the exact same place on the mat.
I now drew the title in.
Before I put my card together I sanded the engraved parts lightly with a sanding block.
I colored in my sentiment with a Copic marker. I love Chomas Creations Gel Pens because they don't smear with Copics. Hard to find in a regular pen!
You can also see in the picture above how I engraved a line around the sentiment base and shamrock base. Great way to add some texture to the card.
As I have said MANY times before, Chomas Creations Products add a whole new dimension to your Cricut. You need to go check them out HERE.
Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!
Cricut Cartridges Used
Paper Doll Dress Up = Shamrock @ 1"
Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art = Happy St. Patrick's Day @ 1.75
George and Basic Shapes = Rectangles @ 5.50" & 3.75"
Chomas Creations Engraving and Mini Gel Pen
Spellbinders Die to cut out Leprechaun
Copic Marker = G94