Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dotty for You Mother's Day

Just in time for Mother's Day here is the card I created for my Mom for Mother's Day.  I am really loving how this turned out, and thanks to the CTMH Dotty For You paper pack it made it real easy to put the papers/colors together.
The sentiment is a stamp from the set that comes with the Pemberley Workshop kit.  I don't know that this stamp was intended to me used as a Mother's Day stamp but it is perfect for the way I feel about my Mom.
This was my first attempt at making flowers using the cut on the Art Philosophy cartridge it took a bit of working till I got the hang of it but I a very pleased with how they turned out.
I found it easier to glue then together using you glue gun as that is an instant stick rather then trying to hold them in place till the glue dries.  I sometimes am lazy about dragging out my glue gun and waiting for it to warm up, but this time I did and I am glad I did.  For one thing I spritz them a bit with water before I rolled them up to make the paper easier to work with so that made them a bit damp when I was gluing them together and regular glue would not have held as well.  I was going to place a pearl or something in the center, but I wound them so tight that it was not needed.  The leaves I also cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge but it was not a leaf cut but rather a cut for a tree that I cut small, I liked the jagged edges that made it look more like a rose bush leaf.  I scored them a bit to make it look like the veins in the leaves.
I think this is my favorite butterfly cut.  I only glued the center of the top layer to the white and also only glued the center to the card so that it looked more "free", then added a few pearls. 
I want to share with you how I did the center piece of this card.  It is a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge but it is not opened center and it does not have a shadow or plain background cut.  So I placed one image on my mat using Cricut Craft Room copy and pasted to add another exact image.
I went into the hide contour screen and removed each of the center cuts so I would have a solid background when I was done.  There are a lot of little cuts and each had to be done individually so it took a little time.
When I cut it out I had one in Colonial White and one polka piece of paper from the Dotty pack but the center was solid, I forgot to take a picture before but this is what it looked like.
 The center solid piece I hand cut away from the rest so I would be left with the frame with the fancy corners.

Well I hope enjoyed my card and maybe learned something new about making the center piece.  Remember if you like the papers I used on this card they are all for the Dotty For You pack that is on promotion through May31st for just $5 with any order of $35 or more, plus you order totals $50 more you can also get the stamp of the month for just $5.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beautiful card! Love the detail. I am sure she will love it too! TFS

Gina Casey said...

Such a beatiful card! Love the colors and everything about it. The flowers are perfect too! TFS

Brandy said...

Incredible card! Makes me wanna call off work tomorrow and play all day! lol

Cricut Couple said...

This is SO stunning Donna! I just LOVE THIS!!!