It's time once again for Sweet Treat Thursday on the Cuttlebug Challenge featuring the Cricut! Make sure to visit and sign up for the prize for the month of February. They are giving away a Celebrations cartridge *totally one of okie's favorites for making birthday cards and layouts* for your Cricut and also three...YES! THREE!! Cardmaking with the Cricut books!
For this week's project on the Cuttlebug Challenge we were assigned to use the theme of Mardi Gras. As a born and bred okie I have no idea what Mardi Gras is all about and about all I know is that ya gotta flash people on floats to get some plastic beads *okie knows if she flashed anyone she would have give folks beads to even look...and possible $5 bills*. Sooo...anywho...I chose to make a mask and a party invitation.
Here is a picture of the mask and card set. I also decorated an envelope to match the set. The mask really does fit a face, well at least mine! *okie cracks up laughin*. I have a picture further down in my post.
For the MARDI GRAS INVITATION you will need the following cartridges:
Don Juan - Mardi Gras
Mickey and Friends - necklaces
Indie Art - mask decorations
Paper Doll Dress Up - mask
George and Basic Shapes - ovals for lettering
The mats are all labeled according to color but of course you can choose to use different colors if you wish.
I used the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder for the card mat for the texture. The paper is Black Magic by Coredinations. I wanted something subtle in the background but needed something that was just plain. I embellished with Stickles in the following colors - purple, diamond and platinum.
For the MARDI GRAS MASK you will need the following cartridges:
Indie Art - mask
George and Basic Shapes - eye holes
I used chipboard and used multicut of 2 for the mask base. The holes for the brads to apply elastic are included in the cut file.
You will want to completely embellish your mask before adhering to the chipboard base. I found it just makes it easier to work with and if you have any stitching it will be hidden by the chipboard base.
I used clear beads and wire to make the antenna. I hand stitched pearls to the top of the mask and let them hang down. I added ribbon to the sides of the mask. I also cut a butterfly from the purple mat out of cheap white cardstock and then cut off the wings so I could have a body. I put the body through my Xyron and then sprinkled with glitter. I also spritzed glimmer mist on the mask before I started embellishing. I super glued the rhinestones around the eye holes.
Here are some pictures of how the mask goes together....
These are the cuts you end up with and you can see the holes for attaching elastic
Here you can see how to attach the elastic and how the green glues to the back of the purple.
As they say the proof is in the pudding! The mask will fit a face! And like I said, at least my face! LOL