Erin is back in Taiwan after a lengthy visit here in the US. I had lots of fun while she was staying with us. We attended CHA every day and even managed to get in a scrapbook expo in Anaheim right before she left. Once she got home to Taipei and settled in, she wanted to do a challenge together. So we have been busily working,and thanks to Skype, we were able to scrap together.
A member of the Cricut Circle recently had surgery and I wanted to send her a card to wish her a speedy recovery and let her know I am thinking of her. I thought doing a challenge would be a perfect way to accomplish this. And here is a little Duffy “spokesbear” model to present my card:
The base of the card is green Bazzill bling cardstock. The glittery print cardstock is from two different DCWV paper stacks, Blossoms & Butterflies and The Glitter Stack. I used a yellow bling cardstock from Bazzill for the contrast, sun and snail body.
I laid out my card in Design Studio and I cut the sun, snail and flowers with my Cricut. I used Create a Critter for the sun, Birthday Bash for the snail and the Bloom Lite cartridge for the flowers. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the sun and the snail. I embossed the snail with four different embossing folders, Swiss Dots, D’Vine Swirl, Plum Blossom and Mesh Texture. I inked the edges of all the pieces to give them some depth. I used Stickles on the center of the flowers and an atyou Spica glitter pen for the cheeks on both the sun and snail. The sentiment on the envelope the snail has in his mouth is from a $1 clear stamp I purchased at Michaels. I used lots of pop-dots on the sun and snail, popping up layers and also the completed pieces.
I am loving all the baker’s twine that is so popular right now, but I have not purchased any yet. When I was in Michaels a couple of weeks ago, I found some Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Twists string/thread in the yarn department that reminded me of the twine. It was on sale so I bought a few different colors to see how it would work. I wrapped some of the blue around the bottom of this card and I think it looks pretty good. I attached a charm to the twine with a little hanger that is from Making Memories. I think they are called garment pins.
For the inside of the card I added a couple of flowers that I cut out twice so I could layer them together for some dimension. I used Stickles for the bling on the center of the flowers.
This was a fun card to create and I am happy to say that my card qualifies for the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog – Challenge #51 “Hip to be Square” -green & gold
Cooking With Cricut – It’s A GREEN SCENE!
The Cuttlebug Spot – All Tied Up: twine challenge
The Cuttlebug Spot – Oh so Charming
- Bazzill bling cardstock
- Die Cuts With a View paper stacks
- Cricut cartridges: Birthday Bash, Bloom (Lite), Create a Critter
- Cricut Design Studio
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: D’Vine Swirl, Plum Blossom, Swiss Dots
- Twine: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Twists
- Making Memories garment pins
- Charm from my stash
- atyou Spica glitter pen