Monday, November 15, 2010

Achoo! Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #36

Well, it certainly does seem to be the time of year for different bugs and viruses going round.  Fortunately, I've been spared so far, but my youngest seems to be getting more than his fair share, poor little guy.  This week's challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is "Achoo" - make a card or project with a get well theme.
I made this card for my mother, who is going in for cataract surgery later this week.  I used Walk in My Garden for the flower and cut it multiple times, starting at 3 inches and working 1/4 inch down for a total of 7 cuts.  The centre of the flower is an Itty Bitty punch from Stampin' Up.  I inked each layer and crumpled them by hand, staggering them as I layered them.  There is a tiny bead in the very middle of the flower.  The sentiment frame was cut from George and Basic Shapes and the sentiment itself is a Stampin' Up stamp and punched with a Stampin' Up punch.  I added two eyelets to the sentiment frame and laced ribbon through it.  I actually inked the ribbon a bit as well as it seemed too bright and new for the card.  The sentiment frame is popped, and the sentiment itself is also popped.  Both mats were inked, and the top mat was run through the Cuttlebug before attaching a large brad from which I "hung" the ribbon.

Head on over to Fantabulous Cricut to see what the other design team members have made to inspire you.  As always, there are great prizes up for grabs and I'd love to see what you create!

17 comments:

meredith said...

I love this card!!! I'm feeling very inspired now. love it!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great job! I love the flower with its many layers.

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh Kate, I love this card!! I love, love the layered flower! Great idea!! I love the embosssing and the little get well sign! Great job! Your Mom will love it. Good luck with the surgery!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wow what a beautiful flower. Love this design. Your Mom is going to love this card :)

SpantastiKreations said...

This is beautiful. I love how well the flower itself matches the embossed background.

Great job this week.

Erin

Carol's Sweet Creations! said...

Love it!!! Thais card will make anyone feel better! Cute flower ;0). Have a blessed day!
Hugs, Carol

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful, I love that big gorgeous flower you made. It looks exactly like the one on the embossed panel. I hope your mom's surgery goes well, I'll keep her in my prayers. And I also hope your little guy starts feeling better soon too.

Ladybug Designs said...

So pretty. That would cheer anyone up! Great Job

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So nice!! Love the layered flower!

Helen said...

Very pretty!!

sucor said...

Lovely card! Beautiful flower and I love the embosssing! I'm sure your Mom will love it. I wish her all the best with her surgery and I hope your youngest feels better quickly.

Tejal said...

Beautiful blog..Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comment. I hope you do stop by soon!
Hugs
Tejal

The Scrapoholic said...

beautiful card!

CricutLvr!! said...

Very beautiful!! Love the flower and embossing. I hope all is well with your mom 8)

AmyJRockstar said...

This is soooo pretty and thank you so much for following my blog. I really appreciate it! :)
XO ~ Amy Jo

Michelle said...

this is very beautiful, I really like everything about it !!!

Coachfans said...

What a lovely card. Someone will enjoy this!

Georgiana