Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cricut Happy Daffodil card

Cricut Happy Daffodil card
Hello, friends!

Today, I have another card made using the Anna Griffin Flourish Cards and Embellishments cartridge. This cartridge was included with the new Cricut Air and was sold as a bundle from HSN. I suspect it will be available directly from Cricut at some point if you did not get your hands on it. 

I did some more water coloring for today's project. Seriously, ladies, I am having a ball using this technique. This time I used water coloring pencils instead of ink. I have not decided which is easier yet. 

Again, I used the Stamp of the Month (which is pretty terrific, ladies!) and a daffodil stamp set. It is called A Little note. When I saw this set in the Winter Seasonal Expressions catalog, I actually squealed. If you have been following this blog for any amount of time you know how much I love daffodils. I actually planted some this year. I will post pics as soon as they bloom!
A Little Note
Now, since the frame was smaller than the daffodil stamp set, I have to do some clever stamp masking. It is not hard to do, just a tine bit tedious. Totally worth it though!

If you have an Explore, here is the file: Cricut Happy Daffodil card

If you do not, I cut it out at 5 and 1/2". Then I trimmed the white piece across the top. 

Cricut Happy Daffodil card
Cricut Happy Daffodil card closeup
The embossing folder I used is called Matelasse and is from the Anna Griffin cuttlebug line.

Cricut Happy Daffodil card closeup

Cricut Happy Daffodil card sideview
Cricut Happy Daffodil card sideview
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Joan Smith said...

OH MY Your card is so beautiful WOW!!
Your Daffodils are a sight for sore eyes gosh talk about Spring You really did one super outstanding creative job!
Gosh your watercoloring so perfect definitely a work of art and love that embossing folder along with your ribbon lucky person who receives your card it will so make their day and it definitely deserves to be displayed on a easel. Just so beautiful
What a great way start my day and can't wait to see your pic of your Daffodils. Have a great day!!

Sue D said...

I like your watercoloring and the shape of this card.

Marilyn said...

Melanie, your card is stunning. I love the watercolor look and you've done such a great job! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I also like Daffodils. Your card is pretty.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

So cute and such a reminder that spring is around the corner!

LST in Colorado said...

Love love love this card, so springlike and I can just see those daffodils poking it's head through the snow. Beautiful sight. Many thanks for sharing both your water coloring tips and trick and this awesome shape card.

Unknown said...

Nothing says SPRING like daffodils! I love the card! YOU ROCK, girlfriend!

Pamela said...

Melanie your card is so pretty! All the layers work perfectly!
What embossing folder did you use, it looks great on your card. Thanks

Anonymous said...

daffodils and 1 of my favorite "speak life" sayings that I say to myself and everyone else over and over again.. yup.. true love! thekimmiefiles at gmail dot com

Coelle said...

Such a GORGEOUS card....your colors, ribbon choice just perfect! And so love the stamp set "Choose Happy"! Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Luria said...

Hello Melanie,

This is a beautiful card. I love your color choices. Thanks for sharing.


Sparky said...

Absolutely lovely, Melanie! The colors are scrumptious and the daffodils are a breath of spring. Thanks!

Windy said...

Very pretty! Love the colors and the watercolor look you achieved.

nanapuddin said...

Love, love, love this card!! thanks for sharing!