Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another Cricut embellished card.

Here's are two more Cricut embellished cards; which could easily have been done totally using the Cricut if I'd have the patience of cutting out the flowers in various sizes, assembling them and the glittering the center.  Instead I used pre-made Martha Stewart/E.K. Success 3D glittered flowers.  Why not, I may as well use them since I paid for them just like I paid for the Cricut.

The first card was  made using the Picturesque cartridge card and seal feature.  The problem is that you need to use a 12" x 24" mat as well as a piece of paper bigger than 12" x 12" to make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.  The card created by the Cricut is actually a three fold card; which is not truly required.  So after eliminating one of the panels from the equation it took a while but I figured out how to use a 12" x 12" sheet and even a 6" x 12" piece of paper to make the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.   I cut out the fence motif card from white card stock and added the light blue background on the inside of the card.   The flourishes I used for the stems and tendrils come from the Home Decor cartridge.  To create the opposite look I die-cut the image twice, once using the flip option (or you can just flip the paper over and cut both of them in the same direction).  The last touch was adding the punched leaves (Martha Stewart/E.K. Success rose leaf hand punch) and the 3D glittered flowers.

The second card was made using the Heritage cartridge. The fence and gate are made by combining two corners and one tag options of the same design.  The trees are also from the Heritage cartridge and were cut once from a light olive and once from a darker olive colored paper.  The trees were then cut in half vertically to create four usable pieces.  The banner is from the Indie cartridge and was cut out from ivory colored paper.  The rhinestone centered flowers are from Jolee's Boutique.

I have to admit these two cards are the best cards I made using the Cricut and have inspired me to create more.

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