Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Imagine card for 2 year old boy

     Well, I thought I wouldn't get today's card finished, phew ;- ) Right in the middle of it, DH and I had to finish up the taxes, in order to finish the forms for next years college financial aid. At least this time DH, started out in my guest chair and I was able to do two things at once, but about 1/2 way through, he took over my desk and that caused card making to grind to a halt. We eventually finished the taxes, but then the cranky printer needed some coaxing to print out the inside sentiment, before I could call the card finished and take it's lovely photo.
     Here are the directions for today's card. I used the Imagine and Nursery Tales. The background is one of the patterns from the cart, cut in a 5 1/4 inch square, that I then  cut to to 5 1/4 X 4 on the paper cutter (I sure wish Provo Craft had realized that this was an important ratio and included it).  I used the bunny on the mushroom image cut in layers at 4 1/2 inches.  I cut a Nursery Tales pattern circle at 1 inch and one at .8 inches, as well as a number "2" from the Birthday Blast cart that I filled with the pattern from Nursery Tales that I used in the background paper, cutting it at .8 inches.  I added 1/16 in. high dimensionals to the second layer of mushrooms and the number "2." I used 1/8 in. high dimensionals to the bunny and the flower.  I added the butterfly from the layer of the bunny image and attached to the number "2." I also cut out a sentiment from Birthday Bash, which was on page 25, (the main image is a birthday cake) and was the shifted sentiment on that page. I filled it with a light green color from Nursery Tales. I used glitter pens to add accents, as well as adding Judi Kins Diamond Glaze, on the large mushroom and Perfect Pearls on most of the images to give them some sparkle (hard to see in the photos, but very nice in person). I used Martha Stewart brown flocking on the cattail.

 This photo kind of shows the Perfect Pearls. Click on photos for a larger view.

This photo shows a close-up of some of the details.

     The inside, is matted with the dark patten, cut on the Imagine at 5 1/4 square inches and recut to 5/14 X 4 inches and a light green pattern cut on the Imagine at 5 inches square and recut to 5 x 3 3/4 inches (both from Nursery Tales). I made a digital sentiment in PrintShop, using the font SNF Jester Curls and cut it to 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches, adding images of the bunny, flower and butterfly all cut at 4 inches relative.

     What would I do different? I should have rounded the corners, at least the two, right ones. I don't like how the pens looked on the flower and I should have just added the Perfect Pearls and used a Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the center or a gem. Well, I'm glad you were able to stop by and am always excited when you leave comments. Thanks for sharing your valuable time with me. Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

OMG...This is SUPER CUTE!!!! Perfect for a little boy!!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU so very much for your AWESOME comment on my blog!!!!!

SannaS said...

WOW!!! supersweet card!! absolutely fabulous!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Ingrid Marie EK said...

That's such a vite card, Debbie! :-)
I'd also like to thank you for all the nice comments :-D

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I love these cards....two questions: Are you cutting these images out by hand or use MTC or SCAL.....I love it!!!! 2nd, I can't find a place locally to buy Pearl Pens....where are you finding the best price?

Debbie said...

The card for the 2 year old was got with the Cricut Imagine. All the cuts for the card with the bear came from Cricut's Create A Critter Cartridge and was cut on the Expression. I do use Sure Cuts A Lot sometimes, but didn't here.

The best price I found on the Viva Decor Pearl Pens was at Custom Crops was $4.50.

linda kay beck said...

What a darling card this turned out to be... my fav yet! You are too good to us! Asking them to bring the card for me to see in person... Love, Linda

lady b said...

This is so great! You're so talented!!