Monday, July 25, 2011

A Cut Above the Rest


When I think of summer I think of yardwork!  *LOL*  It's actually something I dread, but I thought I'd make the idea of mowing the lawn look cute for this card.

This is for the latest challenge over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby.  The theme is anything summer.

I started off with a standard A2 sized card base in green.
I cut a white layer at 5 and 1/4 by 4 and stamped it using the Hero Arts Clouds background stamp.

I used my Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cricut Cartridge to cut this little lawnmower at 3.5 inches.  To make it cute I did some faux stitching and some dots using my Sakura gel pen.  I also added a couple of mirrored IRock gems to the wheels.

I created a fun little banner that is just hand cut and I stamped "A cut above the rest!" using Pink by Design's Simply Everything set.  I curled the banner and then used pop dots in the center, but glue on the ends so that it stayed very curled looking on the card.  I added a little bee in front of it, hoping to make it look like the bee is pulling the banner.

I finished off with some more gel pen stitching around the edges of the card.

Make sure and head on over to Abby's Blog today to check out the rest of the DT projects!  You can also enter your own project for the chance to win some awesome Sakura gel pens.  They really are wonderful to work with and can add a lot of great detail to your projects so it's a pretty sweet prize :)

13 comments:

Celeste said...

such a cute card

Cindy said...

WOW your card is sooo FUN Amber!SUPER job with it,I LOVE the sweet little bee,TO CUTE!As always AWESOME job!!:)

Margie said...

Love the cut with that sentiment! Think I'll have to take a closer look at those CM carts!

Dilsaver Designs said...

That is so adorable, love your sentiment being carried by the little bumblebee :)

Missy said...

This is so cute! I love this image, and what you did with the bee is perfect!!

Ashley said...

Such an adorable card! I love it!!

Ashley

Marlene said...

Super cute! I feel like pinching that little bee off there!!! SO SWEET.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So fun! Great cloud paper!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Erika Valdez said...

Super cute summer card!! I love the lawnmower it is cute! TFS

Lots of Love,
Erika

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super adorable. Love that cloud paper too. :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Awwww, what a cute card!

Kelly said...

An awesome card. I love the clouds and the sentiment is just too cute!

Michele F. said...

HI my friend!! I have to laugh (at myself)... because I was looking for a cute little lawn mower and actually HAVE that cartridge... but had no idea it was on there. Such a cute card Amber!!