Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage Elements Greeting Cards

Today I have two cards to share with you.  Yesterday I mentioned that I had been working with my Cricut machine, and my Storybook cartridge to be specific.  Will the oval and oval scallops that are on the two cards today are cut from that cartridge as well.  Each ensemble is adhered to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (Thank you Norma!!).

Both of these cards are considered CAS (Clean and Simple).  I used chalks to color the image from Elements of Style for this card.  I also trimmed the embossed piece to 4 x 5 1/4".  The oval is cut at 3 1/2" and the oval scallop is cut at 3 3/4". 
 I chose to select the same colors of paper for each layer to make the card more elegant feeling.

 I chalked the flowers with varying intensity to add to the subtleties of the card.
 Here is the last look at card number 1.
 Card number two has very few difference.  The most obvious is the lack of coloring in of the image.
 I also used the entire piece of vintage wallpaper rather than trimming it.
 I added pearls and paper roses in place of coloring.
 The ink is Chocolate Chip.
 I also added a pearl to the each corner of the embossed background.
One last look at card number two.

Up until a few days ago, I had only used my Cricut for scrapbooking, but since I haven't scrapped in quite a while, it was time to see what else I was overlooking!  I'll keep digging, and I hope to share more Cricut card creations with you this week.


  1. Ooooh roses, very pretty. Beautiful textured background.