This is a birthday card for London’s mom.
When I went to make this card, I could only locate Big Ben (featured on the left from the Destinations cartridge) in my collection. But the iconic image of London, that red double decker bus, was not available.
As a result, I experimented with the school bus on Nate’s ABCs – and managed to turn the school bus into a double decker bus through welding some basic shapes in the Cricut Craft Room (and some from Nate’s ABCs). The steps at the rear of the bus and the pole were hand cut and the hub caps are a Crop-A-Dile punch just to make life a little easier. However, all the rest of the bus was cut courtesy of my E2, Nate’s ABCs, and the Cricut Craft Room.
Once I finished with the bus, I decided to add some background silhouette scenery and once again used Cricut Craft Room to build St Paul and Admiral Nelson’s Column from Trafalgar Square from the same cartridges as the bus.
The birthday cake is from Birthday Bash (minus a cat) and the pennants all came from a digital cartridge – Party Picks and Pennants.
The pennant, with a PTI sentiment, topping the cake is flying from a cocktail straw attached to the back of the cake. I inserted a corsage pin inside the straw in order to provide a little glitz at the top of the pennant.
It’s a substantial card – good thing I don’t have to mail it.