Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Bright and Cheery Thank You
I am really enjoying the Straight From the Nest cartridge. It is full of all sorts of interesting images - so much more than just birds!
I liked the look of this paisley and decided to use it to make a quick "Thank You" card.
As always, I used Design Studio to help me figure out the sizes and placement of the images on my card. This screen shot shows my A2 size guideline rectangle and the shapes I would be cutting from the cartridge.
I used this "Thank You" sentiment from the Wild Card cartridge. The sentiments are sized to fit a card made at the default size on the slider bar so I needed to check "Real Size" to get a true size.
Here are all of the pieces of my card. I cut the white card base at 4 1/4 x 11 inches and folded it vertically. The red cardstock layer is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. I used Core'dinations cardstock for all of the card elements.
There is not a layer for the flower separate from the stem. I considered cutting a second flower and hand trimming it but then I remembered these string flower brads from Creative Charms. This LINK will take you to the page for these flowers. (Be sure to take a look around the site - they have some good specials right now).
The five loops of the string flower fit the five petals of the Cricut cut perfectly.
The brad fastens in the center hole, however, since the hole is oversized, I added some glue dots to hold the flower in place when I assembled the cuts.
Here is the card with the layers assembled. The image is oversized and has a big impact - particularly in these strong primary colors.
When I added the sentiment the card was complete but I thought it looked a bit plain.
I used my white Signo gel pen to add some dots on the paisley. (I would probably be more careful to plan out the positioning or use both dots and lines if I make this card again).
A few more dots in opposite corners finish off the card. I think I will try this card in some different color combinations.
It is rainy and unseasonably cold here - fortunately they are predicting nice weather for the weekend. Don't forget to stop over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot to enter the great giveaway this month - the top prize is a Cricut Cake. There are just a few days left to enter - you can get all of the details at THIS POST. You can also have a chance at winning a Gypsy from Scrappy-Go-Lucky - the details and rules are at THIS POST. Good Luck!