Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Anniversary Card

Wow! I can't believe it. In less than a week the Washington metropolitan area is being pelted with snow again. We finally were able to dig ourselves out on Sunday after receiving three feet of snow and now so far we have received another two feet with no end in sight. Oh well there is nothing that I can do about it so I'm going to spend some time working on my craft projects.

I'm still infatuated with my Cricut and wanted to use the beautiful shapes from the Home Decor cartridge to make an Anniversary card for my husband. I cut out all of the shapes that I wanted to use and then stared at them for quite a while trying to make them work on a card. After much rearranging and what-if... here is the finished result.

Here are the instructions for the Anniversary Card:

Using the Cricut Home Decor cartridge cut two 2 inch swirls out of bright pink card stock.

Using light orange card stock cut one 1 inch butterfly.

Cut four 1 inch flowers- one pink, one bright blue and two med. purple out of card stock. Next cut three double leaves and two single leaves using green card stock. Cut 4 flower centers using yellow card stock.

Cut a 2 inch heart out of bright pink card stock using the Cricut Doodle Charms cartridge.

Cut the word love out of bright pink card stock.

Computer generate and print Happy Anniversary on the front and slightly to the left on white card stock.

Fold the card stock in half and emboss using the embossing folder of your choice. I used Sizzix medallions, frames and damask. Place the embossing folder side ways below the printed Happy Anniversary and emboss. Then move the folder down slightly next to the previous embossing and emboss again.

Glue the scrolls along the edge of the card. Cover the flowers with glittering glue and sprinkle with micro beads to match the flower colors. Let them dry completely. Glue the yellow centers on the flowers. Glue the flowers on the scrolls and glue the leaves underneath the edges of the flowers.

Emboss the heart with a dotted embossing folder and sand the heart to highlight the dots. Attach the heart to the card using foam dots. Attach a bow to the top of the heart.

Apply glue to the word love and cover with Martha Stewart pink flocking powder. Let it dry completely and then glue it to the card above the heart.

Apply chalk and opal glitter glue to the edges of the butterfly for highlights. When dry, glue the butterfly to the top of the card.