This week at The Cuttlebug Spot, the challenge is to make a sympathy or thinking of you card.
I used some new paper from Core’dinations — it’s from their Cardmaker Series and is called Pearls. The color I used is Baby Pink Pearl, although it is more of a peach color. The contrast piece is called Starlight Pearl. I bought it at Joann’s and it comes in a pad of 25 sheets. I am impressed with this paper — it cut well and has a very pretty look to it.
I used my Cricut to cut the card base — the diamond lattice design — and added a piece of vellum behind the lattice. All the rest of the card was done with my Cuttlebug.
I used one of the cut and emboss die combos for the butterfly. The contrast piece is embossed with the Textured Script Cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment is from another cut and emboss combo, Everyday Greetings. The flowers are from Michael’s wedding department and I colored them using chalk ink. The flowers and butterfly are embellished with pearls.
This card went together rather quickly for me. It is not uncommon for me to work longer than a day making a card, and I was able to put this one together in a couple of hours. That really helped as the deadline for entering the card was getting close. I managed to get it linked with about five minutes to spare!
- Core’dinations Pearls cardstock
- Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss Combos: Butterflies, Everyday Greetings
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder — Textured Script
- Flowers from Michael’s wedding department
- Pearls from my stash