Friday, November 20, 2009

CWTC Fancy Card Friday - Guest Designer


It is Fancy Card Friday at Christmas With The Cricut!  I have to admit that I am not a fancy card maker... my cards are normally more in-line with Simple Card Monday.  But here goes:  today's card features multiple layers and multiple embossing techniques while showcasing cricut stamping and this week's two featured cartridges at CWTC, Winter Woodlands and From My Kitchen.



The A2 base card was cut in white cardstock with a light pink snowflake print cardstock topper.  An A2 frame was dry embossed with the Wizard and a Cuttlebug folder and then was attached to the card with pop dots.

The print layer cup shadow was attached to the light pink snowflake topper and layered with two additional light pink cardstock layers.  I hand trimmed the steam off of the top layer cup and then stamped the cup with a cricut cut stamp using Cricut's starter stamping kit.  A hint for using the cricut stamps - use a new mat on which to cut the stamp material.  Also, a simple design will cut better, hence my use of the holly cut.  I used Stampin' Up ink and hand edged the stamped images with Copic Markers.  I then applied Glossy Accents to the top layer of the cut to create a glass/china look.


The two pink snowflakes were cut at 2.25 inches in Core'dination cardstock.  I lightly sanded the cardstock and heat embossed.  First I applied embossing ink to the top of the snowflakes and added holographic embossing powder.  I then used the "melt and move" technique with the embossing gun to heat embossed the snowflakes.  I used pop dots to apply the snowflakes to the card.



The final cricut cut element was the round message tag.  I used red and pink cardstock to cut the scalloped circle and plain circle as well as the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.  The cuts were assembled in layers and topped with white gel pen and Stickles.  I appled red Stickles to the words and icicle Stickles to the tag edges.  I also applied icicle Stickles to the steam coming from the cup.

If you have not already done so, be sure to head over to Jeannie Phillip's blog, A Place For My Cards, and check out her amazing Fancy Friday Card. Jeannie makes THE MOST beautiful cards so be prepared to be totally awed!!! 

The cut file for this card has been added to the Downloadable Cut Files list on the left of the blog under the title "Warm Winter Wishes - Fancy Card Friday".  Enjoy!

27 comments:

Live Love and Scrap said...

IT is just STUNNING!!! I LOVE the pink and all the stickles!!!!

Christina said...

I love this. I love the colors and the details.
Hugs, Christina

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Your card is amazing. Do I really need a heat gun? another Christmas gift.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful. I love everything about this card. I just love non traditional colors this year!
Sue
wanats@gmail.com

happiqueen said...

Oh that is just simply beautiful!
Thank you for sharing that!!
happiqueen@aol.com

Joy said...

I just LOVE this card!!!!!

LisaRN499 said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love this card, it is gorgeous! Thanks so much for your time spent at CWTC this week! So much fun to see all your great creations!

If you ever hold a class in different techniques, please let me know..I would love to come to it!

Lisa Sturgill
LisaRN499@aol.com

Brens Designs said...

Amazing card! Love the colors and every detail you created. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Very Pretty! You'd never guess that you prefer simple cards!!! TFS all week!

Leonie Castro said...

lovely card pink with bling my faves! scrapaliciousleo!gmail.com

TERIBERI said...

WOW WOMAN.....that is gorgeous!!!!!! Hugs, T

alwayscharlie said...

This card is so pretty!

LilGreenBug said...

WOW!!! Beautiful card!!! You should do fancy cards all the time!! You really have a knack!!! Thanks for the awesome share!!!!

Hugs!

Susan said...

WOW ~ a fabulous card ~ plus the cut file! You can't make it any easier than that! Thank you so much for sharing all that talent!
Susan

mary said...

Lovely card. I love it when a cut file is included. Thanks for doing that.

melanie said...

Love this card!!!

Jeannie Phillips said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier but it wouldn't let me...

I love love this card..love the layout.. the colors...how you are able to use both carts!!!...

You did such a beautiful job...all week long... so lucky to have been paired with such an artist... beautiful beautiful work!
hugs
Jeannie

Bev Coffaro said...

very nice

shanna said...

Pretty card. Beautiful work. TFS

Sharon said...

Beautiful! Love the pink and that steam coming out of the cup. Just amazing! :)

dianne said...

Not a pink and red kinda person here But I love the design, will scraplift and use different colors. Thanks for sharing and have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Dianne

Rose said...

I love the steam hearts on the teacup card, Perfect message Warm Winter Wishes.Thanks
Rosebud222222222@aol.com

Ladybug said...

Your comment about "you not being a fancy card maker" --- Uh Uh!!! You are definitely a "fancy" card maker. Gorgeous!! TFS! :-)

Maria said...

I just love this card!

Marlene W said...

very elegant...i love the sanding on the snowflake.

janst said...

Don't think you are being fair to yourself, this is definitely a fancy Friday card.. Wonderful.
TFS

Barbara said...

I loved your card...very creative. I tried to download the cut file but the link is missing. Your other cut files are working. Did you pull it? Have a lovely holiday. Again a lovely card! I am such a coffee fan!

 
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