Michelle is here today to show us what she has been experimenting with :)
So, my son turned 2 on September 18th and we planned his party around a gift. He got a Cars Battery Operated Power Wheels. His cake was a racetrack complete with Cars characters racing on the track.
Well, let me just say how excited I was when I found the Cars Cricut Cartridge on clearance at Wal-mart. I found it a week before my son's big day! I made his Birthday card using the cartridge, but boy it took some trial and error!
I ended up enlarging McQueen twice and cutting the same cut three times. I love the details but my machine's speed at it's lowest was still to fast! I used McQueen at 2 3/4" cut and cut a shadow in black but adhered it off to one side, just so all my cuts can be attached as I went along. Afterwards I just fussy cut around to make the shadow look even all around. I also cut out the details in white, but only ended up using some pieces. For example: I ditched the whitewall tires and just colored in the rims with a marker. Also, just colored in the eyes and popped them back into the spaces cut. I placed white behind the lights and teeth because the detail pieces I just didn't like the look!
For the checked flag side piece I used a Fiskers Texture Plate and a textured Black cardstock with white core and sanded away for Black and White Checks. Placed pieces of scraps I had to make the background had a grandstand look.
I can't wait to get picture back and play with his Birthday Party pages!