Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Card Created Using Cricut Markers

While waiting for the storm to pass last night, I sat down with my Cricut and a new set of markers that I had recently won on Ebay.  I was browsing through my cartridge library and the Freshly Picked cartridge caught my eye.  This cartridge brings out the gardener in me!  I quickly spotted a beautiful planter box of tulips and thought I would give it a try.  I drew the design at three inches in size, using a black Cricut marker, onto white cardstock.  The markers were much easier to use than I had expected and directions for pressure and speed are included with each package.  After trimming the cardstock, I colored the design using my Copic markers and watercolor pencils.  The kid in me just loves to color!! I then adhered the design to a piece of yellow cardstock and glued it to a precut, lime green card.  I added some garden-themed K & Company embellishements and a "Happy Birthday" tag from the Tapestry company.  I cut a small piece of jute twine for bow and stuck it on with some Glue Dots. I finished the card by adding two tiny pale blue brads in the corners of my floral piece. The brads match the birthday tag perfectly. It was a quick and easy card to make and I had fun creating it!

1 comment:

  1. Patty, You did a good job with the coloring.. just love that flower box ! I have never tried the markers...jujst another thing I might NEED one day! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog and on the MB !!! I remember when I first started making cards...boy oh boy...LOTS of trial and error!! But the talented women on the board sure did help with all my stupid questions and they were always inspiring me !! I'm glad my art can inspire you, it makes me happy!
    Happy Crafting !!!
    xoxo Joy