Monday, February 6, 2012

Shrinky Dink Heart Checkers

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       Welcome all my new followers! For Imagination Monday the design team must use either an Imagine, CCR or the Expression 2. I love to use my Imagine to choose my background papers as well as the Imagine More cart. Last week I showed you how to make a card for a guy using the Vintage Papers cart and to make chess pieces. This week I went a step further and used the same cart but chose the checker board paper and shrinky dink material!
     First I started with a basic shape from Imagine More cart and then edited to add the checker board background cut @ 3.75". I also cut a solid piece of charcoal card stock @ 4". I inked all the edges with Black soot distress ink and adhered to a 4.25" base for my easel card.
     Now for the hearts. You can use any heart shape that you have on your carts. I measured the square to see what size I needed to end up with. When using shrinky Dink material you need to cut it 3x bigger than you need since it shrinks down 2/3 of what you need. I cut my hearts @ .75" so I ended up about .25". They fit perfect! This is the settings I used however depending on which machine you use, you may have to make some adjustments: Deep cut blade @ 6, speed 3, pressure 5 and multicut x 2. I did use my E2 and was very pleased with how smooth it cut.
     The black hearts are cut from black material and the "white" were cut from cream color and then inked with Festive Berries distress ink. All I had left to do was add a sentiment with a Hero Arts stamp.

     I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day. Now by sure to pop back over to Erica's @
http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ to see what the rest of the team has to show you.

12 comments:

Doris P. said...

adorable!! don't remember seeing this checkerboard - need to go look!! I bought the shrinky dink - time to use it. LOL tfs an idea LOVE IT!! - dt sis Doris

Heather said...

what a super sweet and FUN card!

Liz said...

so cool love that shrinky dink stuff

Pixichick said...

I love this card. It looks great.

vick6740 said...

Oh looks like i need to get some shrinky dink!! Thanks for the tips for using it on the size difference!! I also like cutting on the e2! I feel it cuts better than the original! TFS!! dt sis Vickie M

Miranda said...

Super Cute! This is absolutely adorable! TFS
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Gloria said...

this is really neat!!! I might have to try this shrinky dink stuff!!
gloria c
www.craftnthings.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

I absolutely love this card!

Sheila said...

Your card is beautiful!

Sheila
http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Jenny R said...

This is soo adorable! Shrinky Dinks look super fun! TFS!
DT Sister - Jenny R
http://myimagitvity.blogspot.com

Josie0602 said...

I love easel cards and this one is amazing! I love the checkerboard design...such a cute idea!
DT sister, Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

Marji said...

Very neat card! I love shrinkies! I loved them as a kid and was thrilled when they came out with it again for us big girls, I never thought to use my machine to cut it!!
Thank you, guess I know what to add to my next Joann's shopping trip purchases. :)