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April 21, 2015

Easiest Card Ever!





Friendship Card


This A2 card gets my vote for the easiest card I have ever made. I started with an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of patterned cardstock, cut in half width-wise.


Hello Friend, card front

Sentiment

The 'hello friend' sentiment was cut using the Cricut Beyond Birthdays cartridge. I shadowed it in a charcoal gray.

Hello Friend,easy  dragonfly embellishment

Dragonfly


The dragonfly took a little bit of time. This was mostly because I was using a new die and stamp set, and tried to get too fancy with the vellum wings. I do like that they are still transparent, yet with a little bit of veining.




Inside



Since my aim was to make this attractive yet quick, I did not over-embellish the inside. I did however, print a custom message inside. This is easy to do in Word as a text box. 










And while I was at it, I printed my own little logo on the flip side to appear on the back near the bottom (another text box).











Embellishments

  • The obvious embellishment is the dragonfly, of course. Cut twice - once from white cs, once from vellum. I trimmed off the wings from the white one and sponged the body with aqua and light green, then glued the body to the vellum layer. A couple of blue rhinestones finish him off.
  • I chose a ribbon that coordinates with the yellow and gray in the sentiment. Before applying ribbon, I punched the one edge with my MS lattice punch.

I hope my friend likes her card. This one was fun to make!




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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!