Today starts a new challenge on Bitten by the Bug 2 that focuses on food. I used it as a chance to use a new technique called an Iris Shutter Card.
This card starts with a closed center.
Then a lever on the side opens the center.
Just like a camera shutter to reveal a surprise inside.
I had been wanting to try this technique ever since seeing it on some card sites, but all of them used a physical die for the various parts used. Not only are the dies expensive, but I don’t like getting a physical die when I have my Cricut to use. Then I discovered the Lori Whitlock site and they had a lot of these cards as svg files. This one is the 5 x 7 Iris Shutter Card Oven and can be found here. It was pretty easy to put together following her video. I changed the front up a little and now that I have the basic elements, I can make more with different fronts. The patterned cardstock was from a DCWV stack called Nana’s Kitchen. I did flatten the center image so that it was a print and cut, but you could easily swap out for a sentiment too. The front sentiment is from a Club Scrap set called 50’s Kitchen.
So find your own fun food themed project to make on your Cricut and link it up over at Bitten by the Bug 2 by February 28th. Get some inspiration with the other designers there and have fun – Denise.