Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mother Expression

I got a Cricut Expression in the Black Friday sales (the friday after Thanksgiving) and in its box it sat until mid January when I got it out to do a quick card - yeah right!?!?! Plus my creative mojo seemed to be completely hungover and really was no where to be found - it was so bad that I am considering trying to get substantially ahead in my card crafting which I have never done before.

I had this vision of a card with "Mother" going down the side. ARGHHHH! I'm going to have to tackle Design Studio too. Yikes! My brain panicked. So I played with DS and got discouraged and left it for another day. When I struck up the courage again I played and got it sorted out with a bit math on my computer calculator. I picked my card stock, a lovely pearlescent blue - it was going to be a "jacket" for a base card. Well that was the original thought. In the end I thought it would curl too much so I cut it down to be a mat on the card base.

The daffodils are traditional in England for Mothering Sunday which is where this card was headed so that was the inspiration for the pot full of them.

I'm trying to use up supplies so the daffs were from Michaels cardstock that I have plenty and the pot and base card are Bazzill. I used pearlescent chalks on the flowers and pot for dimension and stickles on some of the leaves to add a bit of bling.

I think I would have been happier if I had layered the letters of the "MOTHER" on the side but I just couldn't work out how and it needed to hit the postbox. Hope you enjoy my attempts with my Cricut.

  • Card size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in
  • Cardstock - Wassau, Georgia Pacific, Michaels
  • Cartridges - Plantin, Walk in my Garden
  • Color - Pebbles Inc pearlescent chalks, Stickles
  • Ribbon - Michaels


Treacle said...

I love that card and i'm so glad you finally got your cricut out the box.

Now all i need to do is teach you how to use DS.

Hmm that will be fun considering we're 4000 miles apart lol


Sara (sassyat30) said...

Wow, Petal, that's gorgeous! Great job! :)