Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Better late than never, Rita's birthday card.

So I once again was late on sending out some one's birthday gifts and card.  I am so bad at that now that I live on the other side of the country! And it costs do darned much to over night stuff to Maryland. Grrr.

Anyway.  I made a cool card for my Step mom withe the cricut that I hope she will like.  I used the Art Nouveau cartridge, which she has liked in the past.

The card shape its self is made from a shadow shape on Art Nouveau as are the overlay and the dragon fly.  The "R" is from the Sophisticated font overlay. I used plain card stock in purples, teals, yellows and browns. I used brown and copper colored chalk/ink on the edges and in the negative space to make it look a wee bit distressed and vintage-y.  I probably used a combination of Tim Holtz distress inks and stains.  I applied Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Crackle to the wings of the dragon fly which gave it a cool stained glass look. And to bling it out a bit I added rhinestones to the "tail" and nect to the "R."  And to finish it up I added Viva Decor pearl pen dots on the tail and around the border of the card.

On the inside I used the Art Nouveau cartridge to add some pansy flowers which put a nice glitter shine on with Viva Decor Holographic colored glitter liner. I added "happy" in the upright font on the Opposites Attract cartridge and "birthday" in Plantin SchoolBook. (I added a line below it to make it easier to place the wording.)  I cut the word belated out of the background, so it shows up in "negative space."  I honestly cannot remeber what pattern paper I used. (Rita's birthday was back in late March.)  I know the grid one was out of DCWV pad I got at JoAnne's, the blue glitter was probably from Micheal's and the dot paper was out of a Mind's Eye 6x6 maybe.  I am really sorry.  If you really want to know the paper I can try and research it better just email me at

Rita did like her card and gift, so I did get a pass on missing the actual dat. Phew.

Product List:
  • Cricut Cartridges: Art Nouveau, Sophisticated, Plantin SchoolBook and Opposites Attract
  • Paper: Plain cardstock in teal, yellow, lilac, light freean and dark green.  Unknown DCWV pattern paper.
  • Paints/Inks: Viva Decor Pearl Pen in copper, Viva Decor Glitter Liner in holographic, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in clear rock candy and TH distress inks and stains.