Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cricut City Sidewalks Blog Hop



Welcome to our blog hop featuring artwork we've made using the new Close To My Heart City Sidewalks Cricut cartridge. You're on the right path if  you just came from Gina's blog. To find the complete list of participants you can go to Melinda Everitt's blog post here.

I'm sharing a double z-fold Christmas card that I made using the cartridge. (The card is a 5" x 6.5" base. I will give details on making a z-fold card at the bottom of the post.)


Here's the front when it's closed:


I wanted it to look like someone driving from the woods to their house, so the first panel has birch trees from the Oh, Deer! paper pack. The other large panels have the blue dotted paper from City Sidewalks paper pack looking like snow beginning to fall. I added a few bitty sparkles to add to that impression along with some shine on every roof, sidewalk, and the tree and gifts on the car by using the Shimmer Brush.

I used only the red portion of the sentiment. and left a panel blank so it can be signed.



Now you're ready to visit Judy's blog to see her lovely creation!

Double Z-fold details: You can make any sized card into a double z-fold. Since mine is 6.5" x 5" I scored the front side of the card in half at 2.5" then I cut a 1.5"  x 10" strip  (could be any heighth) and scored it at 2.5" and 5" but turned it the other way so the folds were on the opposite sides. I covered all the panels twice, each mat 1/8th inch smaller each way than the previous mat. When I attached the small strip to the main card, I only put adhesive on the area where the two touched.

Cricut City Sidewalk details: I knew the dimensions of my panels before selecting the sizes of my Cricut pieces. That was important in selecting the width of each piece. The row of four houses was 5" because I intended to cut it in half. I also trimmed a little of the sidewalk off on each end and in the middle where I cut it in half. I had new mats, but possibly needed a newer blade since some of the details were so small. I added a small strip of paper to the back of the tree and gifts on the car where they stuck out from the card since they were barely overlapping. If you'd like to use my cut file you can find it here.  I used cardstock from the City Sidewalks coordinating cardstock along with White Daisy and Whisper.



12 comments:

Gina Brandstetter said...

Love this!!

Jacquelin Green said...

Awesome work!

Lauren said...

I love how you used the paper to tell a story- it really does mve and flow on this card! Very clever and a great use of this cartridge.

Darlys said...

WOW! just when I think I've seen it all.... There pops up your card. It's the BEST! So well done, I really love it - hope you can tell I think you did a knock out job on this card.

Michelle Stewart said...

Love the shimmer on the rooftop of the house. The card is fantastic.

123 flames said...

Thank you for your detailed info! Love the scene your card makes!

Michelle Jones said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I love how the card tells a story. And, the shimmer on the rooftop shows the extra detail and attention you showed.

Jean McNulty said...

WOW, Love it!!!!!

ct said...

Two thumbs up!!

Jeanie B said...

Thanks for the cut file! Your card is so cute!

Catherine Nowak said...

Fabulous card!!

Ann said...

What a fabulous card! Thank you for the cut file and instructions.