Sunday, November 14, 2010
Another Tracy Gough Inspired Ampersand Card
When my friend announced she was getting married, I knew precisely what kind of wedding card I would make for her. Sadly, I was unable to attend her destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera but the beach wedding photos showed it was a day never to be forgotten. I was so happy to greet and personally congratulate the newlywed couple today when I was visiting my parents for my mother's birthday, who coincidentally shares the same birth date as my friend. She looked so happy, and that made me happy because she deserves it! This is the second Tracy Gough inspired ampersand card I've made and I have a feeling I'll be making more.
For the card, I stuck with the beach theme and chose craft paper from Stampin' Up as the card base. It's the closest I had to sand colour. I used white as the second colour for obvious reasons and added some Stickles and adhesive jewels for some pizazz. The ampersand is from Cricut Plantin Schoolbook, cut at 6" using the shadow feature for the base and in white using the regular cut (times 2). I still don't have the Design Studio so instead of welding the two bases together before cutting, I just stick the two together about 1/4" from the edge and fold the back of the card so you don't see any creases in the front. The letters are also from the same cartridge and were cut out at 1" and also using the shadow feature, the hat from Cricut Paper Doll Dress-up at 1" (real dial size cut a second time in white for the band) and the swirls and crown from Cricut Wedding Solutions. I believe I need to replace the blade on my Cricut (for the first time in almost two years) because the swirls didn't come out nicely. That's why I only used part of the swirls. I chose the orange and pink flower combo to match the bridesmaids' dresses which were kind of coral. I stuck it on to the white layer of the ampersand using an orange jewel brad before adhering it to the base. I love how it turned out, and so did my friend!