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.