Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's Card Creating Tuesday!

Hello and Welcome!
I am so glad you came by to visit today!  I hope everyone is surviving the heat wave that most of the country seems to be experiencing.

Today at My Cricut Craftroom it is Card Creating Tuesday and we were asked to make a Thank You card!
It's always great to have some of these on hand because I still feel a thank you card is a very nice gesture!  I may not send them as often as I used to, but if someone does a special favor for me or gets me a sweet little gift, I do try to send a note to let them know how much I appreciate it!
It has become quite the joke of my fellow design team members to tease me about my "enjoyment" of "adult beverages"!  It all started with the makeover of my blog and the cute little margaritas I added to the decoration of the blog.  So to give them more "ammunition" to tease me further - I decided to make my thank you card with an adorable summer time drink on it!  Of course, I am thinking in my mind it is a  
Pina Coloda, but we all know this cute pineapple could be holding anything....even ORANGE JUICE, right!!???  
I must apologize for the photos for this post. I tried taking one set with my light box and another set of photos with natural lighting. I believe my camera is just failing me for blog posts. PLEASE leave a comment if you can suggest a good blogging camera that doesn't break the bank!!).
I cut the main image, the adorable pineapple drink, from the Life Is A Beach Cartridge.  
This cartridge has some really fun, summer time, beach type cuts.  I found the drink on page 48 and cut it at 3.5 inches tall. 
I cut the layer image (also keeping the same height programmed into my Gyspy) to get the adorable umbrella, straw, cherry and orange.  With the "hide contours" feature, I "hid" the various pieces so I could place each individual element where I wanted it on the mat to cut the various colors. 
The orange was two separate layers.  

To give more dimension to these fun elements of the card...I used Sakura's Glaze pens (3-D color) to outline the orange and to color the straw.  It gives a shimmer and a glossy 3D look to each piece.
I am so frustrated that I could not get a sharp close up photo of how this looks, since I spent extra time
adding these final touches to the project!
For the straw, I used my Martha Stewart Scoring board to score the ridges of where the "bendy straw" would bend - - and left that part without the Glaze on it so it looks very realistic!
I embossed the umbrella using my CuttleBug and attached it with foam squares to give even more dimension.
For the cherry - I gave it a good layer of 3D Crystal Lacquer - it is very shiny and really raises up to give that cute little cherry just the right touch!

Ok...Blogger is messing with me once again!  I had this image uploaded in the correct direction and no matter what I do, it will not rotate here on the blog!  So turn your head, and see that I cut the word
"Thanks"  from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge that is included with the Gypsy.  It is 1.30 inches in height and after cutting it in pink paper, I used the Glaze pens once again to give it a bit more shimmer. I simply hand cut a base layer for the word and rounded the corners.
I popped up the drink on foam squares to give it some lift after inking lightly around the pineapple drink!
The base paper was gifted to me by Erica, as a bonus for being on the design team.  She is quite generous to her team - she also gifted me the Glaze Pens to try as well!  Thank you, Erica!  
July 2nd was her wedding anniversary as well as her one year "Blog-iversary"!  So congratulations to her on both those special occasions!
Here are a few more views of my card from different angles - letting you see the dimension a bit better.

Please stop over and visit My Cricut Craftroom to see what wonderful ideas my fellow design team sisters have to share with you today!
Looking forward to reading your comments!
Be safe and have a fun holiday!


Anonymous said...

I get to leave the first comment on this very creative card. However, you are ot kidding any of us about what is in that glass - Magarita Girl. Once again all the little touches make the project a standout success. When you do send it to one of your friends they will identify the sender from the expert details as well as the drink.

Michelle said...

I would love to join you for a drink.

HeatherLynn said...

Your card is sooo totally caauutte! Love the drink and the bright colors!! Fabulous, girl!!

Hope you have a great day!


sarah said...

very cute & cool card to share a w/someone w/a gift card inside!!!new follower & TFS!!!!

Vanessa said...

Teresa what a beautiful card!!!

scrapbookingforfun said...

Great card Teresa!!! Love it :)

MCCR DT Shelley

Lisa said...

Very cute card! Since I don't drink "adult beverages", go ahead and pass mine on to th enext commenter.

Creative M said...

Super Cute Card Teresa!!!!I wish I had one right now..LOL

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

love ur card very cute! One day u will have to come visit and we will go out on the beach & have a few of these ;)

MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

Miranda said...

Super cute! I would be happy with a glass a milk with you my friend! Whatever is in the glass couldn't compare to the wonderful person you are! Have a safe and happy holiday
Miranda :)

Paper Craft Island said...

Love this card! The perfect drink for the beach... and speaking of I wanted to let you know I am starting a new challenge blog in a few weeks & would love for you to stop by and check it out! Hope to see you there!

Hugs from the Island ♥

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