Good morning from the Cricut Diva Mary! I trust you are finally enjoying some Springtime weather. I didn't think Winter would ever end, lol. Today a have a wonderful card to share with you using the French Manor cartridge and my Expression machine. I used the Cricut Craft Room to design this card for my Mom's 88th birthday. She loves birds so I thought I'd make a real fancy one: a peacock.
I used the peacock image cut @ 4" from page 46 in the booklet and then inked the edges a bit. I cut the layer 2 times. One was cut using blue, the other in green. I like to ink my edges while it is still on the mat. It makes it easier to ink all edges with the paper still around the image. I remove the excess card stock after it is inked.
The base is from the same cart but on page 35 with the feature Card 2. I cut it @ 5.50". I used CCR in order to make sure the peacock fit in the frame. CCR is an awesome program. Even though I have the Gypsy, I like the fact that it is on a larger screen in the CCR, so it is easier to see that your placement is correct. I do use the mat feature so the card is on one layer and I just go to my second mat for the Peacock.
After building the layers, it was now time to decorate it up. This is nice but not outstanding, yet. Just a tip for you: when gluing small pieces like the feather tips, I use a quickie glue pen by Sakura. It has a ball point tip so it is easy to apply the glue without getting it all over the place.
Can you tell I love Liquid Pearls and Stickles? Now this peacock is styling!!! I also added a bow from 3girlsjam, some pearls and an angel stick pin from Pinque Peacock Shop. Be on the lookout for a wreath for Mom following this same theme.
I hope you have enjoyed my card today. I have already given this to my Mom and I am happy to report she loved it!!!!