Monday, May 7, 2012

Card Creating Tuesday - A Rose Card May 8th

Hello!  I am back from  the "computer" dungeon.... I am so happy to report my laptop WAS repairable and although I had to miss my post for Scrapbook Friday and The May Blog least the recent back up saved most of my information!  I will get those projects up very soon since I am eager to share!
On top of all the computer issues and the blog problems, I just returned home from an out of town wedding of my niece.
(Please click on any photo to get a better view!)

 Between wedding festivities, computer issues and traveling - it was a crazy busy weekend!  I am sorry I was unable to get my Scrapbook Friday post and the May Blog Hop to post....but I will get those projects up very soon since I am eager to share!
I am so very happy all is well and I am able to post today's card!
What fun it was to make this card!  I was a bit rushed with all I had to do to prepare to leave for the wedding - and just all of a sudden I got a "vision" and it came together very quickly!  I was happy with the results!

I used the "Shall We Dance" cartridge, which was a Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge.  I cut the Rose from page 69 and used all layers for it.  I sized it at 3.5 inches.

I decided to give a bit of a Lattice look on the two front panels of the Gate fold card.  From the cartridge "Paper Lace" I cut the image on page 29 and sized it at size 4" x 1.65.
I then created a background for that cut using the "Elegant Edges" cartridge, page 41 with the shadow image.  The size of that cut is 4.45 x 1.75, created using my Gypsy.
Before I added the images I made from the Cricut, I covered the end flaps with a pale yellow paper and
then rounded the corners.

I embossed the rose and the stem using the Cuttlebug and embossing folders.  I am especially pleased with how the stem came out!
I hope you will visit the My Cricut Craftroom blog to see what other wonderful projects are posted for Card Creating Tuesday!
And by the way.....
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Be sure to visit Erica's Blog to enter!!

Also Linking up to Pink Cricut Link Up Tuesday!


Kathy Salido said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous bride!! Glad you got your laptop back, my hubby just bought me a new one this weekend!!
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

Mary said...

Teresa this card is stunning. I love all the embossing. BTW your niece is absolutely radiant.TFS, Mary M

Jessica said...

Teresa, this is gorgeous. I love the lattice look and the pale yellow really makes the focus draw on the rose!
Jessica S

Claire said...

The card is so pretty as is your beautiful niece...OH to be young and gorgeous!!! The rose is fabulous and since I have red roses in my garden, I'm in LOVE with your card!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner said...

I love this card! Tell your niece she looked beautiful too!

The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

Edwina said...

I love the rose on your card. It is so pretty. I really like the way your card opens. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Vanessa said...

Very pretty.

Miranda said...

Glad to have you back! And super happy your computer could be repaired! Both your niece and your card are beautiful!
MCCR DT Sister

Creative M said...

OMG!Beautiful!!!Gorgeous!!Fabulous Card!!Love your blog!So Adorable!!!

Trish (ImaCutter) said...

Cool card! I became a follower!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Okay how funny is that?? I seriously though I was one of your followers.. apparentaly not, so guess what I am a New Follower... Your niece is so stunning, and computer glitchs and problems are the worst and seems like they always happen at the worst times... Your creation is so pretty and I just love the lattice work, it really made your rose pop! Love IT!! Great job Explaing how you made it.. Promise you this will not be the last visit! Have a Blessed day!

Sweet Home Stamper said...

Love this card!! So pretty!! I just LOVE your blog!! TFS!!:)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

This is so elegant. I love that flower against the lattice. So pretty!! I am now your newest follower. :-)

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so Pretty! Just became a follower of your blog! :0)

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

love ur card very nice. I also love how the stem turned out. Your niece is a beautiful bride

Anonymous said...

You have a special way with flowers for your cards. Love this one and the prior one with the tulips! Not certain how you keep coming up with these inspirations but they are beautiful.
Congats again!

Sarah Hamer said...

Such an elegant and gorgeous card!

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