I have been infatuated with the relatively new Cricut cartridge "Create a Friend" (which is included with the $9.99 subscription to over 25,000+ Cricut Images) so I made this adorable little clown:
He consists of a lot of layers and colors - 9 if you cut via Cricut Design Space and 10 if you use the cartridge.
Just a side note...The gray shadow- see below (S+F+35) doesn't show up on the Design Space mat when you select the image via the subscription. I didn't even know it was an option until I started writing this post. Because the balloons are not mounted onto the surface of my card (at the top), I wanted that extra support so when I assembled my little die cut, I welded the balloons and the black shadow (S+35) together to create a base of my own.
It is worth mentioning that I originally cut this clown at 3.5" but no matter what setting and material I tried (paper/ light cardstock/ cardstock), Cricut Explore was unable to cut the intricate details without tearing edges (I wasted a lot of paper on this one). The blade is near new, so dullness had nothing to do with it. When I bumped the size up to 4.0" however, my little clown cut fine.
Once I had my clown I had to figure out how to incorporate him into a card or layout. After much deliberation, I decided to use him in a card I purchased from svg.cuts.
One of my favorite features on the Cricut Explore is that it allows you to cut svg files by uploading them into your Design Space image library. I have purchased a number of svgcuts.com's project collections which I will showcase in future posts. The card above came with a collection called The Carnival Collection.
To learn how to upload svgcuts.com project files to Design Space and cut entire projects watch the video below.
assembly instructions a dozen times before I got it.
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