First I made my sketch (as alllllways) and then I went through some of my paper stacks and picked out the colors I liked. I then laid them all out together to make sure they coordinated how I wanted them to (Paper is all K&Co)
I cut two scallop rectangles for the background (look at my nice, new shiny cutting mat! yayyyy) I then trimmed one of the rectangles to make a 'stripe' in the first rectangle. This was then inked and put on a square piece of background paper.
Then I finished up my cricut cuts. I used Accent Essentials for the scallop rectangle above, A Child's Year for the kids with the flowers, and Gypsy Wanderings for the hearts and LOVE sentiment.
For the ACY cut: I inked each piece and then glued them slightly askew so it would look like the top piece had a bit of a shadow (the cuts were the same size). The heart was also inked in a light brown to add a bit of contrast. Since most of the papers I chose for the background are so pattern heavy it's important to remember to ink around the edges- that little bit of a dark border really adds a lot of contrast in the final card and can make a biiiiiig difference.
Then I started assembling. I added the heart onto the background with pop dots and then added the ACY figures on top of that using taller pop dots. I also added a sentiment with a rubber stamp.
Lastly for embellishment I added a white bow and some pearl accents. Scroll to bottom of post to see finished card.
I bordered a piece of white cardstock with some of the scrap cardstock leftover from the front of the card. I also used a piece of scallop border (leftover trimmings from the scallop rectangle from the front of the card again) to add some interest. Everything was inked in a light brown.
Lastly I added the love sentiment cut out earlier and a green bow to finish.
Outside of Card:
Inside of Card:
Back of Card:
I always forget to show the back of my cards! This past Christmas my husband had such a great idea for a gift! He designed 3 logo's for my cardmaking (this is only one of them) and then found a company that could make rubber stamps from design files, so I have customized stamps for all the backs of my cards. Isn't that neat? My husband does graphic design as a hobby so the logo part isn't always easy for someone to do but apparently ordering customized rubber stamps is a snap so let me know if you'd like any more details about where he ordered them. I love them!
That's it! Hope you enjoy :) More projects to come