"Sacred Heart" Gatefold Card

The sacred heart is one of my favorite cuts on the Rock Princess cartridge and I thought it would look really cool paired with the delicate iron gates featured on the Ornamental Iron cartridge.

The sacred heart was cut at 4.5" and embellished with tiny crystal rhinestones.

When I first saw this cartridge, I was concerned it was going to be like the Lovestruck cartridge...full of incredibly beautiful but way too intricate cuts that can be very frustrating high-maintenance to work with. But with the right settings, everything cut beautifully! I used a freshly sticky mat and cut my cardstock at blade depth: 6, pressure: 4, and speed: 1. The designer paper was very thin and I did have a little tearing with that but everything cut fairly well at blade depth: 6, pressure: 3, and speed: 4. 

I didn't care for the accents on the gate pieces so I used my crop-o-dile, punched some small circles out of silver metallic cardstock and adhered those instead.

I chose the three pieces that I wanted for my card (two gate pieces and one back piece), chose their shadow cuts and welded all three pieces together on my gypsy in order to create a shaped gate-fold card. The back piece measures 8" and the gate pieces measure 5.5". I cut the shadowed back piece at 7.75" in order to create a layer for the inside of the card but kept the iron cut at 8". 

I cut a second back piece out of white cardstock at 7" and used the middle cut-out for a card liner.

The phrase is cut from Rock Princess at 1.75" 

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Rock Princess and Ornamental Iron
Paper: K&Company - Best of K and Recollections cardstock



Staying Crafty said...

Fantastic card! Also, a big congrats on making the Chirp :)

February 16, 2011 at 5:11 PM
Angie said...

Wonderful job!! So AWESOME that you will be in the chirp!! Congrats, you've got to be sooo happy!

February 16, 2011 at 7:50 PM
Jeri said...

Oh my gosh--how proud you must be--the Cricut Chirp. Way to go girl. Congrats!!!

February 16, 2011 at 8:08 PM
3 Kid Crop Shop said...

Love the card!! Congratulation on the Cricut Chirp. Just followed your blog, check out mine and follow.



February 16, 2011 at 8:13 PM
Ash said...

This is an awesome card!!!!!! I'm one of your newest followers!!!


February 16, 2011 at 9:04 PM
Amber said...

This card has so much to see! I love your paper choices! It really is awesome! Congrats on making the Chirp!!

February 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Tracey said...

Beautiful card.......love it and all the detail! Congratulation on making the chirp!

February 17, 2011 at 1:19 AM
DIANA L. said...

Nice job Faith -your designs are really fun.

February 17, 2011 at 2:04 AM
Michele said...

This is a stunning card!!! Lots of fabulous details!

February 17, 2011 at 7:17 AM
Flamenco92627 said...

Congrats on the Chirp feature! I love this card-the colors are so rich!

February 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM
My Play Time said...

Great card! New follower

February 17, 2011 at 9:09 PM
GreenScrap said...

Incredibly Amazing Card!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

February 20, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Sheila... said...

this is really amazing!!

February 26, 2011 at 11:10 AM

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Hi, my name is Faith Abigail and I enjoy all forms of paper crafting. This blog features the cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and 3D projects that I have created.