Sunday, 21 June 2009

Wedding Card for Caardvarks Challenge


The challenge over on Caardvarks this week is to make a window card. I have had this idea floating around in my head for a while, so decided to have a go and see if it would work. I don't have design studio, so my cricut is just the basic cut and stick. I put a scalloped card base (craftwork cards) on the mat, and using the navigate buttons bought the blade down about an inch, then using the glasses from the Wedding cartridge I cut the shape out of the front of the card using the blackout feature. I practised all this on a sheet of copy paper first.
I edged the glasses and the scallops with gold krylon pen, then ran a square of vellum through the cuttlebug, using the d'vine swirls folder, which I stuck on the back of the aperture. I tied a big blue organza bow at the side to hide the fact that I hadn't exactly centred the glasses, dotted a few pearls and prima flowers around and I was done. I am pleased with the result, as you know I am super-critical of my stuff, but occasionaly a card comes along that makes me think 'not bad' - this is one of those!

23 comments:

Lil Sis said...

Great idea En can see why your pleased with the finished effect - it looks really good.

Hugs Beccy x

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card love your colour and such a lovely design!
hugs
kim x

eiyiyi said...

What a clever girl you are. The card is absolutely gorgeous. I just love devine swirls, it's my favorite CB folder.

pinky said...

Its really very elegant, you are such a wizz on the cricut. I think I need more carts and that computer bit lol.
Pinky

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely beautiful.

hugs,

SmilynStef said...

What a beautiful card ... love the pearls on the embossed scallops ... thanks for joining us at Caardvarks.

Terrie B x said...

Oh My `Stunningly beautiful` Enfys...
Loves to you and yours:) x

Kristina said...

Very pretty card. I justlove the elegant look of vellum and embossing.
Hugs,
Kristina

Liz said...

Absolutely love this card it is really my kind of thing. Well done. I suppose you could have got them more centred if you had marked centre of card front and used the centre button and placing the blade over the centre point to start. To the naked eye it looks great.

Jo said...

Very elegant and such a clever design...you should be proud!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous En! No wonder you're pleased. Can't wait to get back to crafting after seeing your lovely creations. xxD

lisa said...

Just beautiful Enfys. I love your cuttlebugging. It works so well, these swirls are my favourite too.

Lisax

Sandy from Ukiah said...

It turned out just beautiful... I didn't know I was suppose to put a link to the blog candy.. I just did it...

kisatrtle said...

I really like how you did this cut

Becky said...

WOW...this is just lovely, those pearls give this elegance.

Jessica said...

Way to go En!!! It's lovely! TFS

Jennifer said...

this is a lovely wedding card. Very elegant and classy!

Hugs,
Jennifer

lauren said...

wow, that is *GORGEOUS*! i love the white swirly embossed vellum...and those teeny pearls are awesome! ♥

Lucy, England said...

What a fantastic idea - so creative and pretty!

Heidi Van Laar said...

SO beautiful! I love how the light shines through the vellum!

freetimegone said...

What an awesome card. I just did one using the same glasses but yours is so much better than mine. I love the CB embossing that you did and the addition of the pearls is perfect. Some day I'll be as creative as you I hope.

Pamela Smerker said...

This is really beautiful, a wonderful wedding card!

Nicole said...

very pretty!