Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Love Bug Easel Card

I'm really excited to show you the project I made today.  Not only is it my first easel card, but it's also my entry for the CRICUT 360º design team call.

The only stipulations for the call were to make a card or layout using lime green and a bug.  Here's my result:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - easel card (5.5x5.5")
  • Paper - all patterned paper from American Crafts Play Paperpack; solids from The Paper Studio cardstock and textured cardstock
  • Cricut Cuts - bugs from Simply Charmed, page 31; "love bug" sentiment from Create a Critter, page 66 (phrase), heart embellishment from Create a Critter, page 64 (phrase).
  • Cuttlebug Embossing - dark green layer of bugs with Distressed Stripes
  • Other - ribbon by CelebrateIt Basic Narrows; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; inking along dark pink edges with Le Plume II scarlet marker; inside sentiment created on my computer; pop-dots elevate the bugs, sentiment, and two layers of heart embellishment.
One additional detail is the hearts on the bugs' backs.  I added an extra, off-set heart layer (light pink) to the image.  Without it, the dark green would have been the highlight showing through the top heart, and it just didn't look right to me.

I thought a lot about my hubby while working on this card, and now it's sitting on the entryway table so he can see it as soon as he walks in from work!

Sonia and Nana, CRICUT 360º Hosts,
It would be an honor to participate on your design team.  I'm a newbie (got my Cricut Expression in March), but I've grown so much in my papercrafting skills by participating in challenge blogs.  Now I'd love to give back and inspire others -- especially others who are just getting started!  My work is completely Cricut and Cuttlebug-focused (no stamping), which I feel shows the complete range of what one can do with a Cricut and a little imagination.  I also love to do scrapbook layouts and would bring those types of projects to your forum.  Thank you for considering me!
Sincerely, Jessica


    1. You did a fantastic job on your first easel card! Like a pro!!! Those love bugs are so so cute!! Good luck on the DT. Hope you are picked! :)

    2. I've been seeing these easel cards pop up all over. You did a great job on it and the challenge.
      I hope it works out for you.

    3. Very cute! You did a great job with your first easel card! Good luck!

    4. Very nice card! Hope you make the design team!-- Pat N.

    5. Oh this is adorable. :) Good luck with the DT!

    6. What an ADORABLE card!!! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog - but I really think that YOU are the shoo in!!!


    7. Beautiful card!! Thanks for stopping by my little blog. Good luck with the DT!!

    8. What a great easel card! Good luck with the DT call.