Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cricut Eastern Bloom Greeting Card

Today I decided to play around with my Cricut.  I love the look of Eastern/Asian flowers, but I don't have any stamps of them, so I used my Storybook cartridge, and using the Accent/Frame function for the letter "K", I got my image.  Below are the steps I took to make this card.
The base measures 4 1/4" x 11" and is folded in half at the top of the card.  The layer of Ruby Red measures 4 x 5 1/4" and the layer of pattern paper from K & Compaby measures 3 3/4 x 5".
 I started with my image cut to 3 1/2" on Very Vanilla.  I used chalks to color with branches, leaves, and flowers, then I used Chocolate Chip ink to go around the "frame".  I punched flowers and added them on top of the die cut.
 Then I adhered the frame to a single layer of white tissue paper and trimmed it down.  I followed this layer by adhering it to a paper doily, and then again trimming it to the edge of the frame.
 I added pearls to the flowers.
 Old Olive is the base of the card, then Ruby Red and pattern paper by K & Company.
 I machine stitched around the edge of the pattern paper
 Added the sentiment (from Trendy Trees), ribbon (Old Olive), and accent flower with matching punched flower, and that was all.
Thanks for looking!  Look for future posts with Cricut die cuts.

3 comments:

  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! A lot of work, but worth every bit for a fabulous result :)

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  2. Wow I love this... Fantastic job!!!

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  3. Very pretty, love the colors!

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