Wednesday, December 30, 2009

MMSC and Cricut Flowers


Good Morning!

For Christmas this year, my mom bought me a Cricut machine. No, it's not the expression, just the original one; but considering that the only die cut "machine" I have is my Quickutz hand squeeze tool, it is definitely a step up for me! She bought it while she was here visiting for Thanksgiving when we went to Michael's on Black Friday. Now, since I knew what it was, she made me promise that I would wait to use it until after Christmas. So, the box sat unopened, unused under my tree until last Friday afternoon. Aren't I such a good girl!?
When I saw yesterday's MMSC with the flowers on the side, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to use my Cricut. Right now, the only cartridge I have is the George one that comes with it. So, basically, I played around until I had various sizes and colors of the two flowers offered on that particular one and then set about arranging them the way that I wanted to. The colors I used for this card are for yesterday's SCS color challenge of Barely Banana, Dusty Durango, Going Grey and a neutral (white for me) I stamped the Dusty Durango piece with my favorite background stamp "Fine Lace" The ovals were cut with my Petite Oval Nestabilities and my CB. The image is from "Fruitstand" and is actually stamped with Soft Suede ink on white paper. After I stamped the image I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distressing ink to cover the image. Then I used blender pens and other inks and pencils to color in the peaches. Added some other minor details and finished off my card.
So, there you have it. I hope you like it! Have a great day!

6 comments:

Phyllis said...

Very lovely colors on this cute card. Nice image. The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week. Many blessings to you and your loved ones in the coming New Year.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Lovely Linda said...

What a pretty card - I love those flowers - how lovely to get a Cricut of any kind - how controlled you were to wait to use it too - I would have failed in that department! LOL! Great use of the sketch, love those flowers, you have used the colours beautifully! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we appreciate your support and the inspiration you give us!! We look forward to seeing you next year! Happy New year to you and your family! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Carol said...

What a wonderful gift your Mom bought you for Christmas!!! You are a lucky girl...and I am sure you are going to have hours of fun playing with your new toy. Your card here is just exquisite with the lovely flowers and colors and embellishments!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Midnight Madness. Wishing you and yours a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :0}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Eve said...

hey, very nice card!
It's new year! come and grab your freebies from my blog!

-eve

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful image!! I just love your colors and coloring. The details you added to create the sketch are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at MMSC this week.

Happy New Year!

Priscilla said...

VERY pretty..love the colors...WOW We are off to a great start in the new year. Please be sure to check in tomorrow for some of the new changes with our MMSC. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week and as always we love the inspirations our players give to us. Thank you :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess


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