Monday, February 6, 2012

I Love You Ardently Card

The fog finally lifted for me.  I made a Valentine's Day card for my husband that I am happy with.  I had stumbled across a post in Cricut Circle by Sara Andrews.  She had made a giftbag using the Teresa Collins Balck and White cartridge and I remembered: Hey, I have a bunch of color and pattern cartridges I can use!  So I pulled out on of my favorites: Audrey.  I even love the name - it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. 

I Used:
- Cricut Imagine for the frames (part of the shapes that come with the Imagine) and printing the red damask background on the frame
- Audrey Color and Pattern Cartridge - red damask paper
- Microglaze to protect the ink on the printed paper
- Papertrey Ink - Simply Jane sentiment and Linen Impression plate
- Ranger Ginger Alcohol Ink
- Seam Binding
- Tattered Angels - Marshmallow Mist
-  Heart charm from my stash

The MicroGlaze helps protect the paper printed using a jetink printer.  It doesn't smear and a little goes a long way.

You can't see and I don't know how to photograph it but there are little tiny sparkles from the Marshmallow Mist.  I like it because it is subtle.

I puntured a hole on the bottom of the red damask frame and added the heart charm.  You can also see the debossing impression of the Linen Impression Plate.

I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How Do I Love Thee?


  1. Gorgeous card! Wow!

  2. This is gorgeous! I am sure your hubby loved it! Thank you for taking the time to visit my is so very much appreciated! Have a great week!

  3. Lori,
    Hi again! You asked about the glitter I used and I always use Martha Stewart's coarse clear glitter. It is my favorite! Hope that helps!

  4. Lori, this is such a beautiful card. The sentiment is absolutely fabulous, and oh my...that wonderful ribbon...!!!!


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