November 30, 2012

Wedding Anniversary Card

I can’t believe November is almost over and I did not post one thing. With all the preparations for my final 2012 Card Club Classes, Thanksgiving and the looming Advents time around the corner, time just got away from me.
While I am working on the pictures from the last class, here some other samples of cards. This one I made for a wedding anniversary and I have to admit, I love it. It was hard to give away, but it was fun to create. I used the Cricut machine and our Close To My Heart cartridges to help with the project.

I had the Cricut cut out the window in the card base and the same design from four different colored cardstocks. Each design about ¼” smaller than the previous one. I also cut out multiple flower circles from leftover design papers. I noticed that with the smaller sizes it is best to use a little thinner paper. This makes it easier to role the flowers into shape. The branches and green leaves were also cut out by the Cricut….. Love our cartridges.
First distress all pieces with some chocolate ink around the edges. Close your card base and adhere the first cutout thru the window onto the inside of your card. This makes sure the card opens and closes without problems.  Now glue the second smaller cutout onto the first (no spacers).
I then took the last cutout, stamped my sentiments on to it and used a piercing tool and the Close To My Heart ruler to create the piercings around the edges. Using foam spacers, I adhered the third and last cutout to the center. I arranged the branches, leaves and flowers on the card and adhered them with some glue dots.
Do you wonder how I created these little roses? Stay tuned …. Instructions for those will follow in December.
Once everything is in place and secured, I set little pearls in the middle of the flowers and run some glitter glue around the edges. A bow finishes of this project…….

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