Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pretty in pink

This is another side step card, but all prettied up in pink. I did my very first blog hop the other day. It was the Sweet Shop blog hop that started at Cooking with Cricut. I had so much fun. So many talented, creative ladies. This card is my entry for their challenge...something sweet.

I have had Sure Cuts A Lot of a little over a year now and love it. However, I have neglected some of my Cricut cartridges lately. Seeing all the creation on the blog hop made me want to go back and use some of my older but much loved cartridge images. (More on using things we already own tomorrow :)

I used white card stock for the base and inked it with TH Distress Ink, Spun Sugar. I added pink card stock and some patterned paper I have been hoarding ( surely I am not the ONLY one who does that ;). You probably can't tell from the pict but the patterned paper has pink roses all over it.

I used the George and Home Accents Cricut cartridges. (details at bottom of post) Added pearls and a little love. Also used the Victoria embossing folder from Cuttlebug.


I did not have the right color pink for the flower so I used white card stock and pink distressing ink. I Love the way it turned out! I will definitely be using this technique more often. These are just simple flower shapes on the George cartridge cut in 1/4 inch increments from 1" to 2 3/4". I just stacked them and turned the petals up by hand. You have to try this out. Seriously the picture does not do it justice. Try it and send me a link or email. I would love to see your creations.


 I have used this butterfly sooo many times. I never get tired of it. I cut the base part in white then the top part in pink. I folded the wings and just glued the body down.
 This is not a good picture, sorry. I just wanted to show this detail. I had a flowered frame from the Home Accents cart left over from another project. It was cut at 8inches and would not fit on the card. I needed something pretty for the back panel so I cut the frame apart and just used this section as a flourish.
 The other butterfly from that same cartridge. (did I mention that I love them)
 So here is the Cricut Recipe:

Home Accents:
1 square flowered frame cut from white card stock at 8 inches. (I altered it by cutting it and just using one side)
1 square flowered frame cut from pink card stock at 8 inches. (Cut the flowers off and layer them on top of the white frame piece.)
1 large butterfly with short flourish cut from white card stock at 3 inches.
1 large butterfly without flourish (shift) cut from white card stock at 3 inches.
1 small butterfly with flourish cut from white card stock at 2 inches.
1 small butterfly without flourish (shift) cut from white card stock at 2 inches.
1 long flourish (1st button on 2nd row) cut from white at 2 inches.
1 long flourish (1st button on 2nd row-shift) cut from pink at 2 inches.
1 corner flourish (1st button on 3rd row-shadow) cut from white at 2 inches.
1 corner flourish (1st button on 3rd row) cut from pink at 2 inches.

George:
basic flower cut at 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, 2, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 2 3/4 inches from white card stock.

I cut and score the side step card by hand. I will give the measurements and a cut file tomorrow.

14 comments:

Becky said...

This is gorgeous!

JustYolie said...

Aw Jani! This card is beautiful!! Love it!

LISA said...

Thank you for stopping at my blog and leaving some love....I am glad to have found yours!! This card is soooo beautiful!! I have SCAL and many many SCG's...Sad that I don't use it like I should!!! Maybe hanging out here will give me some inspiration!! Thank You!!...

Jean said...

Great card. Love all of the details and the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

kramer_buffy said...

this is truly amazing!!!! wow, love it all! Plus is all so soft because you kept it monochromatic.


Thanks for playing with us at Cooking With Cricut! and on our hop!
-- dalis
CWC DT

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the texture and softness!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking With Cricut. :)Becky CWC DT

Nicole said...

What a beautiful and detailed card! Thanks for playing along with the Sweet Shop Blog Hop!
Nicole CWC DT
http://croppinmommadesigns.blogspot.com

Carolina Teixeira said...

I will try to scraplift it at home, the card is serene and gives me a smile..

Linda Therrien said...

wow - this card is so beautiful - so much detail - you did a fabulous job on it.

I'd like to invite you to my blog, I am also having a challenge that requires embossing.

Linda
www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Constance said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Maria Elena said...

Great card girl - congratulations
Have a great Monday ;-)
Maria Elena CWC DT
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Crafting Misfit said...

This is very pretty!

You make such nice things. I don't have the cuts a lot software because I am afraid of neglecting my out of control cartridge collection ;).

Thanks for all the blog love you leave me and for joining my Linky Party!

www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

Alannah said...

wow beautiful

Kimmarie Baker said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous! No cricut here, but you sure know how to Rock yours. Found you through crafting misfit. I am now a follower. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com