Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In Everything Give Thanks Card

 I find this time year to have so much inspiration in my artwork.  I love the textures and colors of autumn and this card has both! I am entering this card into the Cricut Circle Blogiversary challenge.  The challenge called for using a Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge.  I used Sophie plus many more to make this fabulous card. I hope you enjoy the tutorial.
 I started by choosing to use the Sew Easy Stitch Piercer in Zig Zag.
I handstitched following the pattern with DMC Floss.
Then I cut this ribbon slide tag from Cricut Art Philiosophy cartridge.  It is cut at 1.24 inches. This cartridge has so many great tags.  I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs. The sentiment is from Pink By Design Bountiful Blessings. It reads "In Everything Give Thanks".
I added ribbon to the side slots and mounted the tag to the card base,
Next I cut this scrolled leafing from Sophie Cricut Cartridge.  It is cut at 2.88 inches. I inked the edges with Distress Ink Shabby Shutters.
Then I used a bit of Spray adhesive on the scrolling.  While it was wet, I sprinkled some Autumn Flower Soft to the vines.
I adhered the leafing to the card base.
Next I made my sunflowers. 
Here is a video on how to make them. I used Walk In My Garden and Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge. I have made these before for a layout.  the size of the flowers can be adjusted depending on your project.
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Finally I mounted the flower to the card.  Originally I was going to use 2 flowers, but decided to only use one.  I am learning to appreciate negative space in my designs.
 Here are some close ups at different angles.
 I hope you have a creative day and I will see you tomorrow!
Here is the free Gypsy file for download.
Sunflower Gypsy File
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4 comments:

Deneen said...

Beautiful! Love how you made the centers. Thanks for the tutorial.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautful card. Love that flower it is just awesome. TFS

creativchen said...

Dear Elisabeth, I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
Please take a look on my Blogspot.
Hugs from Marina.

jordanbev5 said...

GORGEOUS! Thank you for sharing the tips on how to!

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