Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cricut's Mothers Day Bouquet Gift Card


"BE MINE, BE TRUE, I LOVE YOU" GIFT 3" X 3" GIFT CARD
I started out with my Mothers Day Bouquet Cartridge and cut my flowers out starting at 2 1/4" and working down to 3/4". Once I had them cut I distressed them using my distressing tool, Pumice and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
I used the stylus from the McGills Paper Crafting Tool Set and the Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat. It is a new tool and there is a wonderful tutorial on U-Tube showing how to use it or you can visit the McGills site but really all you do is rub in a circular motion this helps to soften up the paper so you will be able to mold it. I did find though when I started to put my flower together it was easier to cut the petals all apart. I used Glossy Accent as my adhesive for each of the petals. McGill does sell individual punches to make these flowers but with the Mothers Day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge there really is no need to get the punches in my opinion.
I left the largest flower as a solid piece and then just glued the layers of flowers onto the center of it.
Once I had it together and shaped the way I wanted it to be I added glue and Green Sage Flower Soft to the center of the flower
I used the Sizzix Argyle Embossing Folder and a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" cream card stock for the top of my 3" x 3" gift tag. I distressed the top of the embossed paper the Pumice and Aged Mahogany inks. I wrapped a pretty Valentine ribbon around my card front and then attached my flower to the left of the bow. I added a few of the Valentine SRM Sentiments to the top of my card to finish it off.

3 comments:

  1. just beautiful! Love the way you did the flower! tfs! Dina

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  2. Very Pretty! Thanks for showing how you made that beautiful flower! :)

    Laura
    www.makinprettythings.com

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  3. I love your flowers! so pretty! Thanks for the video.

    Am now a follower!

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