Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pot of Posies using Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet

It's Hump day!!!!!! What a week--work has tried my ever loving last nerve this week and it's only half over!  I have to admit every time I look at today's card I do get a lift in my spirit. 
I just love the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge.  If there was ever a perfect card to make using it, it would have to be the flower pot.  I used DCWV Citrus Paper collection and lots of chalk ink colors, a few tiny buttons and a lot of glue dots!
Here is close up of some of the flowers and how the inking gives a lot to each flower.  I also used my knot as my bow looked pretty bad--think I need to get Mel from Everyday Cricut and Courtney Lane Designs to give me some lessons! LOL
A super close up to show (at least try to show) how adding layers of color can really give more to your creations than just one single color. 
It is a card so the top three flowers were placed just so to cover the card insert, and I never was so glad to have a few extra leaves just to help round it all out.
My bottom layers for the flowers were cut at 2" and 2 1/4" and my top layers were cut 1/4" smaller, leaves were cut at 1 3/4".  This one may have made it into my hall of favs.
Make sure to stop in on Friday for the Pink By Design Team creation and on Saturday for my double page layout for Everyday Cricut!
Make it a great one!


  1. Great card Bryan! Love the flowers!

  2. STUNNING! Love love all the bright colors.. DCWV really does have amazing stacks.. but it takes some talent to put it all together perfectly like you did.. the inking is fab too. It's just all around bright and cheery... The buttons just rock, and the leaves look almost real. Excellent job Bryan, I hope your week gets better!! Go get em!!

  3. WOW Bryan another beautiful card....I love all your every detail....I too hope your week gets better especially since you brighten our week with all your beautiful work.....

  4. BEAUTIFUL card, Bryan! It cheered me up, too! I love the Citrus stack so much, I bought 2!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is indeed a bright and cheery card Bryan! I think this HAS made it into my "Hall of Favs" too! This would definitely sit out where I could see it often. It will surely lift the spirits of the lucky recipient.

  6. What a pretty card!! Love the colors and how the flowers are layered!

  7. Love it! I think it does belong with the FAV'S!

  8. These flowers are just beautiful. Love the layers and the inking. Hope your week gets better but I know how you feel. Between work and us finding out my MIL has terminal cancer this week sucks.

  9. Fabulous job on this one. I love the flowers, the colors, everything! One of my favs you have done also! TFS

  10. WOW absolutely out did yourself on this all the stamping and inking and your choice of colors are ROCK...and you bring so much love with your work and make our days extra when you are down....think about will me...

  11. What a happy card! Thanks for the details.


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