Monday, May 31, 2010

Aged to Perfection

I made this card for the Jitterbuggin Challenge this week. The recipe was to use a Cricut food cut, use plaid and use some black and to follow the sketch. I had a little harder time with this because of the plaid. My card is a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2" card. I started with a white card from a pack I picked up quite awhile ago at Joann's. I cut a light purple mat to cover the white card front. I then cut a light green mat 5" X 5" and then one with my plaid paper 4 1/2" X 4 1/2". I cut the bottle and glass from the new Summer in Paris mini cartridge at 3 1/2" and the grapes are from the Preserves cartridge cut at 3". My black element is of course the bottle base. I cut all the layers for the grapes out of scraps I had here. The sketch had a flower in each corner but flowers didn't seem to go with this so I opted to cut some corners from the Straight From the Nest cartridge. I used the new hide contour feature added to my gypsy with this latest update, to hide the inner cut on these corners so I got a solid cut and not just a frame. I cut these from the same dark purple I cat the base layer of the grapes. The corners were cut at 1". The sketch also had a tag for the sentiment, so I cut a tag using the Sentimental Cartridge. I used my Gypsy to set the width and height I needed to fit my stamp and cut that in white and again used the hide contour feature to hide the small hole in one end of the tag. I then used my Gypsy again to create a shadow of the tag and cut that from dark purple again, the same color as the corners. I used some ink by Memento in Purple Hydrangea to stamp my sentiment and to ink the edges of the white tag. To adhere the tag, I just used some my tape runner. the bottle and glass are adhered with one layer of foam tape and the grapes have two layers of foam tape to make them pop a little higher. I am please how it turned out. Thanks for looking.


  1. How neat! Love the swirly mat on the wine bottle and glass and the grapes are really terrific!

    Thanks for Jitterbuggin'


  2. This is super cute. I love the glasses.