Saturday, March 20, 2010

Springtime in the mailbox: Bitten contest

Finished up a card for the Drunken Stampers, which must have left me feeling very creative: I couldn't resist putting together something to submit for a contest at Bitten by the Bug 2.

Check out BB2 for a look at some very beautiful creations using Cricut.

On my card: The paper background is from a DCWV Ultimate Scrapbook stack, Seasons (it might be several years old).

The Cricut cuts, the daffodil and grass, are from the Easter 2010 cartridge. The flower is three layers of a base cut: Yellow, dark green and orange.

The yellow was trimmed so that the green stem and leaves are visible, and the third layer, the orange, has a hidden contour achieved in Design Studio (check out Capadia Designs for an explanation and LOTS of other amazing information).

Pressed embossing with a Cuttlebug adds texture to the yellow daffodil and the stamped butterflies also are embossed. A shadow blackout cut for the flower is done is lime green.

Our butterflies are from Martha Stewart stamps, inked and cut by hand. The embossing powder I used is clear with glitter set in hot pink ink.

After frying the embossing powder to a shiny, glimmering crystal texture the ink blends into the orange background appearing itself to be dark orange.

Finally, each of the cut items are set with 3D-Dots. The flower and grass are backed with eighth-inch thick dots and the butterflies have quarter-inch backers.



  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment. Also so glad you joined us on the BBTB2 challenge. Love your card. It's so spring, and we so need it.

  2. This is a fantastic card and it looks like you spent a long time on it. Thanks for joining in the contest at BBTB2.

  3. Wow! This is lovely, reminds me of a stained glass window

  4. This is just beautiful! I love that background paper and the stamped butterflies. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.