Well, it doesn’t seem like a year since I was creating an anniversary card for my parents’ golden wedding but clearly it is, so it’s also time to create another one! I had in my mind a floral frame featuring dandelion silhouettes with some lettering on top. It was clearly a job for the Cricut.
I started in Design Space by adding various dandelion, floral and leaf elements and arranging and rearranging them into a square to create my background floral frame.
Next, I added two cut out sections so that my letters would stand out more and then added the text. I went for a bouncy alignment as this allowed the words to be cut as whole pieces (more or less!). I then cut out the frame and two white versions of the sentiments.
I also cut a purple version of the sentiment for the top layer.
The reason for the white layers was to build up dimension so the sentiment stood proud of the frame. I glued the two white sentiments onto the frame and then stuck the purple one on top. This was the fiddliest job of the lot!
To add some extra glitz, I went over the lettering with some sparkly glue and left it to dry. This gave some shine and a bit of sparkle whilst not overpowering the look of the card. Some rhinestones and enamel hearts finished the card and I added some dandelions and hearts cut from leftover vinyl to the envelope.
My card this week is one I made for my God-daughter’s sister, Charlotte, who celebrated her 18th birthday last week. I picked these colours as they are similar to those she chose for her bedroom, so I’m guessing she likes them!
The card is another ‘fun fold’ called a double easel. It is built from a standard card base with an extra half sized piece fixed on the front. First, I glued the extension piece on place and then attached my various decorative paper panels.
Next, I die cut a bunch of decorative elements from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars set. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to use but I like to use this process to create. I also die cut a ‘happy birthday’ sentiment and number 18.
I stamped the piece to write on, which was going on the back, and the envelope with one of the star images from the So Many Stars set.
Here’s the finished card.
The great thing about this style of card is the added dimension given by the front fold.