Monday, July 25, 2011

Delicate Die-cutting.

My latest cartridge from "Cricut" is called Ornamental Iron #2 and I have to say it has some very impressive detailed designs.  The problem is that some of the designs are so detailed and lace like that they are hard to cut on a small scale like the one needed for cards.  To make the pattern for a 5" square card I needed two die-cut designs at 2" (allowing for the shadow background and overall framing) and to get two cut-outs that could actually be used I ended up having to cut out five of them!  But I think the results are well worth it.  Of course i couldn't leave well enough alone and added a small 3D glittered and jewelled "K&Company/E.K. Success" flower to the center.

The look of this card is feminine because of the color choice of white and ecru but it could easily become a masculine looking card by using a darker color scheme or one that actually mimics ornamental iron fencing or detailing. 


  1. So intricate and really stunning! I am enjoying seeing your Cricut creations John.

  2. You have more patience than I do. Pretty impressive look