One of my favorite people will soon turn 18. So to celebrate this grand event, here is a grand card with the happiest of flowers, daisies, which are her favorite.
The “footman” is from the Sweetheart cartridge – he started out as a “groom”. I fashioned his livery using scissors and hand cut his arms as well. At the end of the day, it was not difficult – particularly, because I was able to refer back to the fabulously talented Nadia Herbst-McConnell’s great instructions (http://www.withglitteringeyes.com/2011/07/cricut-kentucky-pennant.html and http://www.withglitteringeyes.com/2011/11/right-here-having-fun.html).
The young lady is from Forever Young. Her hair was styled by Paper Doll Dress Up. I love the fact that I can size the hair to fit using the Cricut Craft Room. I used Nadia’s techniques for her arms and dress as I did with the footman.
“18”, draped in diamond Stickles, is from Sophisticated as is the silver tray.
The daisies are from Mother’s Day Bouquet and were cut at 1.75″. I cut two petal layers for each flower, the petals are curled slightly in the middle (using my quilling tool), punched a 1/2 circle from gold vellum, covered with Diamond Glaze, and sprinkled with fine glitter while wet.
The sentiment is a collection of die cuts and stamps. The stamps are from JustRite Stamps (Just Keep Calm series) and Papertrey Ink (Mover and Shaker series). I also used the coordinating Spellbinder dies (nested oval and medallions).
Next up on the project list is another birthday card for another fabulous soon-to-be 18 year old (did I say these two are my absolute favorite set of twins?). And then, I must return to cookbook pages.
Here is my very first 6×6 recipe page for an exchange. Each of us makes 10 pages of our selected recipe in each of six categories. At the end of the exchange, each of us will have a 60 page recipe book – and the list of recipes is pretty darn amazing – here’s hoping that mine will be well received for both Cricut skill and the provided recipe. First up is appetizers. You can see Diane’s delightful Stuffed Mushroom page here: http://horsebunny.blogspot.com/2012/01/stuffed-mushrooms-recipe-card.html
I used Country Life, Serenade, Luau, and Mother’s Day Bouquet to make my page.
The cook and the sunset in the back of the scene are from Country Life. In order to turn the “sunrise” into a sunset, I simply omitted the first layer in the cut and punched a large circle. To make the setting sun more dimensional, I shaded the circle with Copics and of course added the Glossy Accents.
The tomato plant is from Serenade and it is a fern branch. The tomatoes are from my Crop A Dile (the smallest punch). I think the flowerpot is from Serenade and it is colored with Copics too.
The party lanterns are from Luau and have a vellum layer to simulate a “glow.”
The cypress tree is from Mother’s Day bouquet – it’s a leaf made long and skinny courtesy of the Cricut Craft Room. The trunk is simply colored with a Copic pen.
The sunflower is from Mother’s Day too – I think. I colored in the center of the flower as the size was relatively small.
The platter is a modified circle from Cricut Craft Room and the three tartlets are from my Crop a Dile as well.
I will be supplying the recipe separately so my fellow exchangers can either attach it to the back of the page or leave it unattached for easy access from the page protector.
It may be time to invest in the pop-dot market as there are nine more to assemble; however, the cutting is complete!