Thursday, September 29, 2011

Card Blessings

World Card-Making Day is on Saturday, October 1st, and I'm loving using my Cricut Expression2!  For this card I used the Flower Shoppe cartridge.  I cut a variety of leaves from white cardstock in sizes ranging from 1 1/2" to 2", and inked them while still on the Cricut mat.  I sprayed  a misting of Sunflower Gold Perfect Pearls, and crunched them up a bit after they were dry.   I cut one of the flowers from the same cart to use as the golden sun -- inked it and added a gem.  "Count Your Blessings" was cut from the Thanksgiving cartridge.  For the card base I inked on a bit of Stormy Sky & Walnut Stain Distress Inks, and finished it off with a velvet green ribbon.

TIP: Inking the leaves while on the mat was a good idea, and a time saver...but spraying them with the glimmer mist was not. It got them too wet to immediately move off the mat, and I didn't want to use my heat gun to dry them with the mat adhesive sitting just underneath them. Create & learn! =)

Happy Crafting -- Lisa


  1. Great idea on the coloring while still on the mat! Thanks for sharing the lesson learned, too. Your leaves look wonderful.

  2. Stunning leaf coloring, so natural in appearance! Lovely card for Fall! Have a great weekend! Maybe you need to start making some moulds???

  3. dearest Lisa,
    Gorgeous card today. Just love the dimensional flowers. I havent commented in 10 days or so, so thank you for still dropping by. Had some issues but all is well now and I can get back to the important stuff of making art and blogging. LOL. take care sweetie, gerri

  4. What a wonderful fall card... I do agree, it is so much easirier to apply color while on the mat. Thanks for sharing your mishap too. LOL!!! we are scrappers..we're not perfect. ScrapCraft and Learn...LOL!!! I came over from rubies studio. I love your ideas and art work..Such inspiration...I'll be back as time allows to see more of your creations.
    In the mean time, Have a crafty weekend.
    Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~S`andra V.


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