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Ok… So this, to date, is my favorite of all the cards I have made. There is lots of explaining, but I will keep it as short as possible. When I thought about this one, I couldn’t resist and fortunately for me, Jeannie Phillips and her husband Robby’s anniversary is coming up, so I had a wonderful reason to put in all the work.
The cartridges used to make this card are Gypsy Wanderings, Home Décor, Lacy Labels, Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art, Speaking of Fall and Straight from the Nest.
The owls are from Straight from the Nest and cut at a height of 3.00. The wings were cut from the original pattern and then put back on when layering. When you look at the inside of the card, you will see why. I wanted a particular look on the inside and that dictated the rest of the card. The branches are from home décor and cut at a height of 3.00. The green leaves are from Straight from the Nest and cut at a height of 1.25. The red flowers are from Gypsy Wanderings, cut at a height of 1.00 and I used the contour tool to remove the swirl center. The yellow centers are also a flower from Gypsy Wanderings and cut at a height of 1.40.
The autumn Leaves are from Speaking of fall and cut at a height of 1.20. The sentiment on the cover was cut from Lacy Labels. Using the Gypsy, I stretched the original image to fit the cutout of letters in the middle. The width is 5.29 and the height is 1.30. The letters are from MS Elegant Cake Art. They are .71 tall, but kerned and squeezed to fit in the frame using the Gypsy.
Everything was layered using 3D adhesive. We love the way it turned out!
Now… For the inside. Jeannie always ends her e-mails and posts with “Hugs”. There had to be a little hug. Isn’t this fun? The wings that were cut off the owls were then put under the layers, but the owl on the left has a wing that was left on so that it looked like a little hug action was going on. I was so thrilled with the way this turned out!
The card is 8 ½” x 5 ½”. The bottom mats are 8 ¼” x 5 ¼” and the blue mats are 7 ¾” x 4 ¾”. Jeannie got the card a little early because I sent her some things from shopping at Michaels, since she doesn’t have one near, so I went ahead and put it in the box.
I sure hope you like it. We would just love to hear what you think! Sincerely, Bobby.