Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Spring Card to Make Using Cricut!

Floral Fence Card

This is a sweet card that can be used for any number of occasions including Mother’s Day.

1 5” x 7” blank card
1 Light blue or green card stock for card base
1 White card stock
1 Sheet 140 lb. Watercolor paper
1 Set watercolor pencil (suggest Faber-Castell)
1 Waterbrush (suggest Kuretake Co.)
Two face tape
Zig 2 way glue
Cricut Machine
Cricut Cartridges: “Life is a Beach”
                              “Paper Doll Dress Up”
Cover card front with blue or green paper.
Cut white fence from “Paper Doll Dress Up” at 2”.
Glue fence to card at bottom using Zig glue.

Use watercolor paper to cut tropical flowers and leaves from “Life is a Beach” at 3”.

Color flowers lightly from center out with pencils (always begin with light colors first) blending each color with the next color as you go. (yellow, orange, pink). Blend  the blue into the green for the leaves (not totally blended).

Use the water brush to paint the colors from light in the center to the outside edge of the flowers. Paint with the leaves.

Let dry.
Apply two face tape to center of flower and leaf backs.

Adhere them to the top of the fence and bend them to give a 3D appearance.

Add butterflies or Mother’s Day stamp and you have a lovely card.


Shawnee said...

Very pretty!


bekki said...

Really nice, thanks for all the great information, love it.

Carla's Cards said...

I love comments, keep them coming! I am currently working on another card project!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card and a very informative post! I especially love the fact that you used watercolour paper and paints, two of my favourite materials. All I need now is a Cricut ;)

Carla's Cards said...

Working with the watercolor pencils and paper is a lot of fun. You could figure out your own tropical flowers, if you don't have a Cricut and the cartridges.
Thanks so much for your comment!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Great tutorial! Card is very pretty. Are you taking pictures or Sandy?

Unknown said...

Those are so pretty! Following you from the hop, hope you'll come visit, too.

Style, Decor & More said...

These cards are gorgeous! You are so very talented!
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Carla's Cards said...

Thanks very much for your comments. Yup, I'm new at this but enjoying it very much!

Mel Creates Often said...

Thanks for linking up at Fancy Friday! I'm a new follower now!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...


Carla's Cards said...

Thanks for the comment, it was fun designing this card and I'm working on another!

Mystic Jenn said...

Great Card... love your tutorials..

Thanks for entering my blog challenge


Sandy Hentzel said...

Lovely! I love the tutorial for watercolors! thanks for playing at Paper This and That :D

CraftyJAR said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Paper This and That.

Janetlynne said...

Love your card ~ Thank You for joining the challenge~ Scrapnattabeach

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut!

Stacey ~ CWC DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful creation and so well explained with your pictorial tutorial.
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V