Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mom's Day Card....A Wee Bit Early!

Good Afternoon Chicks!

I thought I would try something a wee bit different than my usual!  I was looking around at challenges and came up with this that can be entered in them.
The base card was cut with the Cricut, Wild Card cartridge at 5 1/2 inches using the Doily cut.  The green patterned paper was cut with the Cricut using George at 4 1/2 inches.  The white looked kind of bland so I recut the card base using deep pink on the back half of the cut.  This was mounted on the inside of the back half of the card.  The contrast seen on the front looked waaayyy better this way!

The digi image was from a set that I won over at Quirky Crafts Challenges a few weeks ago.  The digis were from The Stamping Boutique.  On second thought... this was one of four digis I had to pick from to put something together as a guest designer at Quirky Crafts Challenges.  My how my old brain can screw things up!  Anyway, I coloured the image with copics and keeping with the circular theme I used my huge scalloped punch to cut it out.
I think the longest part of the whole process was the bow.  I tried a bunch of different ribbons using a few different techniques and ended up with a simple one done with the 'Bow Easy'.  Not sure if I am happy with it yet but the green matched the patterned paper (IRL).

After adding a bit of baby pink Stickles to the tips of the tulips and adding a wee tag that says Mom and adding a pearl to it, I declared  I was done and that's all there is to it!  Oh, and I also stitched around the green circle prior to attaching it so you couldn't see the stitches on the inside.  It didn't turn out as planned because a single layer of paper, and especially being a circle, isn't fun to try!  The paper slid all over!

Here's a close up of it from the side so you can kind of see how I put it together...

So.. Here's the recipe!

Digi - The Stampin Boutique (Her digis are awesome!)
Sentiment inside.. Happy Mother's Day from Stampin' Up!
Paper - Textured white 12X12, Green patterned from K&Company, Pink from Recollections
Ink - Memento Black
Ribbon - WalMart
Cricut Carts - Wild Card, George
Sewing Machine

 Hope you have a wonderful evening and I'll be back soon!


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Myrna said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.
The scalloped circle is wonderful as are the tulips. Nothing wrong with your bow.
Maybe a little tip I used to use might help with the sewing on odd shapes. Try a wee dab of glue and stick it to either wax paper of just plain paper. Then the paper should rip off. Should work.

Myrna said...

should have read or plain paper. duh

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I just love how you've colored the image. TFS.

Gail said...

Don't ya just love the cricut!
Great card & image!

NancyD said...

Ok, so just when I think I know your style you make another amazing card that shows me your versatility. Way to go girl! NancyD

Gina L said...

This is so pretty! Love the shape of it!

Trina said...

Love the pop of pink from the inside of the card! Beautiful!

Diane said...

Thank you for entering the latest challenge at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog.

Victoria said...

Beautiful shape, colouring and bow. Lovely card.

MaggieC said...

A lovely card, Sheree. I am sure it will be very well received. Thank you for your visit this week, and your kind comments on my card. It means a lot. Have a good week. xx Maggie

Caro said...

This is so absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog.

Spyder said...

Lovely card, great shape! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge. New Challenge starts Sunday evening. (My turn to set the theme!)

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Sheree , you have a wonderful blog and such great creations .
Hugs Elaine
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