Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stroll With Me


     Happy Hump Day in July. I love the middle of the week in the summer because the week end can't be far behind.Wednesday is WYEGW over at My Cricut Craft Room. What is that you ask? Well it means the Design Team uses the feature keys from any cricut cart we choose. This is a great way to explore all the possibilities the carts have to offer without using the main images.Today I am going to show a baby card I made using Baby Steps.
      Boy was it ever hard to photograph this card! I love to make my own backgrounds so for this card I used glossy card stock and some ranger alcohol inks. I used purple twilight, wild plum and silver and lots of alcohol blending solution. I started by adding my colors and then kept going over it with solution until I got a softer color back ground. This REALLY shines, lol.
     I used the image on page 42 and cut it at 2.75" with the phrase+, (glitter paper) + phrase layer. The edges were inked with Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender. Thistle stickles really make the phrase stand out.
     I decided to use the Inkadinkado flourishes stamp with memento Sweet Plum ink. I added a touch of Opal liquid pearls and some crystals from Say It In Crystals. Just a word about these crystals: they are awesome! All of the embellishments (including the buttons by Doodlebug Designs Inc. for the wheels!) were a gift from Erica. She is the most supportive person I know and love designing for her team. You can find these embellishments in her store Here.
     I also used a corner punch by Fiskar and finished the front with some vintage crochet lace and bakers twine on the wheels. After adding a small satin bow, I called it complete!!!
     The inside sentiment is by Cloud 9 Design "Simple Thoughts-Girl. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles. That's it for today. I hope you will go back over to My Cricut Craft Room and see what the rest of the team has to inspire you.
     

8 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Mary:) love the glitter:)
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DT sis
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SusieScrapper said...

Very pretty card Mary!!

Kathy Salido said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love the homemade background paper!!
Kathy
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
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angie ashuk said...

Very sweet card! Love the background!! Great job!

TeresaK said...

Mary...it is beautiful! You are right, I am sure the picture doesn't do the card justice - but it is obvious you spent a lot of time crafting this lovely creation!
Teresa
MCCR DT sis

HeatherLynn said...

Oh my, your card is lovely! Love all of the beautiful details! Just fabulous, my friend!

Hugs,
Heather Lynn
MCCR Sis

Sassy Cricut Crafting said...

Mary, your card is beautiful! I love that you created your own paper color and all the details go perfectly. Great job!

New MCCR sister - Tess

L.B. said...

So can see why it was hard to photograph..such a sweet card!
L.B.
MCCR DT sister!!