Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentines' Day Triple Easel Card

Cricut Expression 2 Blogger Bundle

     Welcome friends! Today at My Cricut Craft Room, Erica asked us to show you a Valentines' Day project. I really want to challenge myself so I decided to make a triple twist easel card. Thanks to my cyber friend Audrey for the great tutorial on these. You can find her tutorial Here:
     After following the instructions for assembling the card, I pulled out my Elegant Edges and set about to decorate my cards.
This is the side view to show you how it stands.

     Are you ready to see the panels? I started with the Elegant Edges image on page 46 @ 3.5"from white card stock and @ 3' from a printed card stock.
     I cut 2 with the hearts but flipped one so I have a left and right. For the center one I cut 1 shadow @ 3" so I would not have a heart cut out. I also did some faux stitching around all edges with my black glaze pen. I  pulled out my Artiste cartridge and found this wonderful cupid image on page 71. I cut 2 but, again, flipped one so I had a left and right for my 2 side panels.I used a gold pen to add some color to the arrow tip.
     Aren't they cute together? I love the silhouette images on A Childs' Year and this is no exception. The image can be found on page 30 of the handbook and I cut it @ 1.75". Since I love dimension, I used some flower soft for the flower bouquets.The tissue heart is from my stash . I love this sentiment from Pink By Design Stamps.It is from their "Simply Everything" set.
     I also wanted to finish off the base so I used the border from Seasonal Cake Art on page 76 using the feature key cake for 2 1"x6". Where the 2 sections meet I added some bakers twine and some metal elements. I used my Cricut Expression 2 which I love to use when using smaller pieces of cardstock. I can set the paper sizes so I know if it fits before I cut! This is a great benefit to this machine.If you are interested there is is great bundle Here.

     There you have it, a simple little holiday decoration! I hope this has inspired you to start decorating for the upcoming "Love" Day. Thanks for stopping by and now be sure to head back over to My Cricut Craft Room  and see what my DT Sisters have to share with you.