Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sometimes you need a card

You ever need a card and just cannot come up with an idea? That is me! Especially when I need a card for my hubby. Although he likes what I make I hardly think he would enjoy a girly card for our anniversary. :-)

I have been trying to come up with a decent card design for several weeks. Thankfully some people over at the Let's Learn Cricut Explore group were able to give me some suggestions.

So, here is my card (or rather....hubby's card lol) I wanted basic/simple.

I used Edge to Edge for the background cut. (I am still amazed at how precise the Explore cut this for a 4x6 card) And Elegant Edges for the shaped 'tag". The oval came from George and Basic Shapes.


And this morning as I was working (yes, I had to work on a Saturday. I was up at 5am to get my overtime in....but now it is done for the week. Yay) Anyway, as I was saying, this morning it dawned on me that I had not made anything for the Fantabulous weekly challenge. So, as soon as I clocked out I headed into the art room and jumped on the computer to go play in the Design Space.

I had fun making this simple card....probably more than normal because I was wandering around the image library drooling over cuts that I don't own lol

The cuts came from the following cartridges:

Branch - Home D├ęcor
Background shape - Elegant Edges
Music note - Paper Lace 2
Bird - Crocs Rule
Rectangle - Just Because Cards

I embossed the background piece with one of the folders from the Cuttlebug Plum Blossom set and then lightly rubbed a light pink pigment pad over it just to break up the white a bit.


I couldn't get the colors just right on the computer. His tummy and wing are not that bright of an orange...oh well. He looks cute in person lol

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you all get lots of art time this weekend.

3 comments:

Michelle N. said...

Really cute bird card! I love the colors you chose, and the embossing folder is perfect for this card! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

Missy said...

This is a super cute card! I like the bird and the embossing in the background! Thanks for joining FCCB this week!

Missy said...

This is a super cute card! I like the bird and the embossing in the background! Thanks for joining FCCB this week!