I have been whining a bit on my Blog lately about not understanding how I turned into a card maker all of a sudden--I'm really a scrapbooker AND I like to do messy stuff :) A little secret here, I really enjoy making the cards, but I feel SO guilty that I'm not documenting my life as much anymore...something I'm trying really hard to get back to.
For the base of this one, I welded a Postage stamp image from Create A Critter to a rectangle in George in my Gypsy. I really enjoy making my own card bases this way.
Most of my designs--okay--all of my designs are made in the Gypsy now :) I love taking the time, when I have it, to make my projects and then be able to go to my Cricut when I'm ready and just push CUT! Taking a little time to set things up in the Gypsy with putting all the images of one color in a section makes this super simple when going to cut. For the main image in the card I welded the bee's together with the word Bee and cut the layers appropriately.
Embellishing...I added a little Prima trim, embossed the wings with the Cuttlebug and outlined the word Happy. I used a new pen I am loving. It is a Sharpie retractable fine point pen. It never soaks through and gives a great thin line. But, of course, I still LOVE my Copic multi-liners for this too :)
I really enjoyed this card.
I think it telling me telling my teenagers, BEE HAPPY, life is good!
I'll be back tomorrow with a layout for you :)
Cricut Cartridges Used: sorry so many.....
Kates ABC's = Bee's @ 3.52", Sesame Street Seasons word Bee @ 2.11', Straight From the Nest HAPPY @ 2.37", Create A Critter Card Base @ 2.37", George Base weld rectangle @ 7.0" & base mat @ 5.06"
Paper Line Used:
Polka Dot = Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Mini Deck
Cuttlebug Folder Used:
Stickles in Silver