Saturday, January 8, 2011

This is the day that the Lord has made....

Good afternoon everyone!  Today is one of those wonderful days when I get to spend my day upstairs in my craft room (in my jammies) and craft to my heart's content!  I love days like this!

So, this morning was spent working on this card for the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/.  This week's challenge was to create a project inspired by a book.
Now, I love to read...it's right up there on the list of "My favorite things to do".  So my mind started going over all the great books that I have read.  It just so happens that I also just started my "Read the Bible in a year" challenge at church...so I thought these 2 challenges would work really well hand in hand.  With all that in mind, this is what I came up with:


Recipe

*All the cuts on this card are from the new seasonal Cricut cartridge - April Showers
*I started with an 8 x 5 base card and cut 2 strips of paper, one from blue and one from the green print.  I adhered these to a darker blue base and used my sewing machine to stitch them on.
*The tree is cut at 4/12 inches and the trunk is run through the Cuttlebug using Distressed Stripes. The top of the tree is embossed with Divine Swirls. I also inked the trunk and tree top using Ranger Inks.
*The house is cut at 3 1/2 inches.  I ran the roof portion of the house through the Cuttlebug using Preserves folder and the blue portion using Polkadot.  I also inked these pieces.  The house still seemed a bit plain to me, so I added a gold brad for the doorknob.  I wanted a wreath for the door, so I used a Martha Stewart border punch that had flowers on it and cut it apart, added a pearl in the middle and....ta da!
*The bike was cut at a very teeny, tiny 1 1/4".  I cut it twice, once in pink and once in black.  Then I cut apart the tires and adhered them to the pink bike.  I covered the bike in Glossy Accents to make it shine and to make is a bit more durable.  **Helpful hint..when cutting something as tiny and skinny as this bike, slow the speed down on your Cricut to the slowest speed...it helps!
*The inside of the card reads:  I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Hope you have a wonderful. Thanks for dropping in!

6 comments:

  1. What a pretty card...great colors...and all the embossing is fabulous!! :-) TFS

    ~Sharon C.

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  2. This card is beautiful! I love the added embossing on the tree! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog!

    Kendra

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  3. Such a lovely card and book inspiration. thanks for joining us at TCS this week. xxD

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  4. LOVE this card! Sooo Pretty and such great cuts....
    Theresa

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  5. what a DARLING card!!! I just got April Showers...and just love it!! This is my style card...LOVE scene cards!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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