Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Another Winterish Card

 I created this card for two reasons: one was for Frosted Designs card sketch #9 and then for one of the ladies in my card class. She's just begun to attend and I told her she could pick out a card she liked and we could do her pick for the next class. I think she really liked the bird and I didn't have the one like she was looking at. It was also a window card.
I  wanted to cut the card from the Art Philosophy Cricut cart. There was a square card with rounded corners, but it didn't have the circle cut out of the center. So I went into the Cricut Craft Room and created it myself. This is a free program and you can manipulate designs and cut them if you have that particular cartridge. I haven't used it much so I can't tell you much about it yet. I then cut the circle scallop from the above cartridge. I had to guess at the size since I wanted it to work with the circle that was cut out of the center of the card. I had cut the center circle out of the card at 2", so I cut this layer at 3" and it worked almost perfect. If you were to look on the inside you would see a little of the layer circle there. But I was pleased with the results. I can fix the inside.
The brown flowers (or snowflakes, they kinda look like that to me) were made by cutting the zig-zag border that's on the same cartridge. It's the one with one straight edge. Again, I had to take it into the Cricut Craft Room so that I could set the width and length that I wanted. When I set it to cut at 1/2" just using my Cricut, I got about a 4" length cut, but in the Craft Room I could set the width and length. I then scored the length of this strip every 1/4" and accordian folded, joined the ends and squished together and stuck it on a small cardstock circle.  The bigger flower I did the same but cut it 3/4" wide.
The buttons are a stamp and then I covered them with Liquid Glass. I used Stardust glitter gel in each of the holes on the circle layer. I ink distressed edges of card, patterned paper and the inside of circle layer with Crystal Blue.
Supply List: Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified
  Paper pack- Wonderland
  cardstock - White Daisy
  paper flower - Spring Blossoms
  inks - Crystal Blue, Desert Sand
  stamp set: D1455 Blessed (retired)
  Glitz - Stardust Glitter Gel
other: Black Staz-on ink
          Martha Stewart ribbon


  1. Polly,
    It sounds like you are a Cricut Craft Room Expert! This card is absolutely beautiful! I love how your "snowflakes" came out! Thank you so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!

  2. great card, love the flowers, thank you for joining our challenge at Frosted Designs, hugs, martina

  3. Thanks ladies and Ann, I am by no means a Cricut Craft Rm expert. I've only been on there a couple times. I am, however, determined to figure out how to work something if I really want to accomplish a certain task. Stubbornness- one of my family traits showing itself :)

  4. I ,ove your card, you have done a great job on our sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs, Marina.


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