Happy Sunday, my crafty friends! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. :o)
This month is speeding by, so I had to hop to it to get another card done for sweet Emily. Emily is this month's recipient of Madison's inspiring project, I Feel the Love. Each month she selects a person, family, or organization in need of extra sunshine and love. In turn, we have the incredible opportunity to be a blessing to someone in need... to use our passion for a far greater purpose. I am so thankful for this cause, as it drives me like no other.
Emily is six years old and battling leukemia. Last week I posted a kitten card I made for her and I decided to stick with the Create a Critter cartridge for this one, too. :o)
"Showers of love..." (If you enlarge it, you'll see the gorgeous sparkle of the background paper)
Fantabulous Cricut challenge this week, I instantly knew I wanted to make Emily a showers of love card. For the background paper, I turned the horizontal design sideways to make it look like colorful, rainbow rain. I punched out some hearts, covered them in Star Dust, and inked them with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to make them glow in love. I placed them at the ends of the "streams" of larger raindrops. I love how sparkly the paper is and thought Emily might, too. :o) (The pond is super sparkly too, but the photograph does not capture it.)
To amp up the cuteness factor, the froggie has googly eyes and a Peachy Keen smile. His tummy is polka dots because he's bubbling up with love for Emily. :o) I especially like having textures and patterns on kiddo cards, so I used coordinating plaid and polka dot papers for the lily pad, grass, and umbrella. All the patterned papers are from the DCWV Nursery~Baby Girl stack, which I've used for everything except a baby card! Hehe. I embossed the clouds with D'vine Swirls and used foam tape for the frog, umbrella, and front grass sections for dimension. I did not pop up the clouds because Emily will rise above this storm, protected by heavenly love.
The card is framed with a bubbly-looking frame from Elegant Edges in the same color as the frog. I used a Spellbinders Lacey Pennant die for the computer-generated sentiment, but kept it tonal so all of the color is in the main scene. For the interior rainbow, I used DCWV glitter stack papers to make it as sparkly as possible. The colors don't exactly match the front, but that is by design. I wanted the rainbow to be Emily's favorite colors. :o) The heart is a coordinating pattern to the one I used for the rain, which is bubbling up in rainbow love. :o) As always, I pray that she feels a burst of love and sunshine when she receives this card, which was made with my and God's love for her.
* Fantabulous Cricut~ April Showers
There's still some time to link up if you'd like to make a card for Emily. :o) Thank you for hopping on by today! I hope your day sparkles with hugs and blessings. :o)
Key Recipe Components:
* Cricut cartridges: Create a Critter, Elegant Edges
* Cuttlebug embossing folder: D'vine Swirls
* Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Lacey Pennants
* Paper: Core'dinations, DCWV, Papertrey Ink
* Sentiment: Computer generated
* Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet, Walnut Stain
* Miscellaneous: Googly eyes, Stickles (for umbrella handle)