Pearl Wedding Anniversary Card0
Open Cricut Design Space and start by inserting three square shapes (image ID #M369896) to your canvas. Change the colour of one to a light grey shade, and the other two to a dark grey shade. Adjust the size of the squares to suit your chosen card size, for this design I used a Sirio Perla 5” x 7” Card blank, so these squares were resized to 4.5” x 6.5”, 3.25” x 3.25” (dark grey) and 4.0” x 4.0” (light grey).
In the images folder, insert image ID #M12DO4497, this is a simple dandelion image using the draw function. Adjust the size and rotation of the dandelion image to your desired position and line up with the dark grey square.
For my design I overlapped the dandelion onto the light grey square beneath the dark grey square.
To achieve this, first align the light grey and dark grey squares central to each other before placing the dandelion image over them. Create a duplicate of your dandelion image, align it central to the first dandelion and position them both over the two squares.
In the layers panel select the light grey square with one of the dandelion images and click Attach in the action tools. Now select the dark grey square with the second dandelion image and click Attach.
Now when you secure the two panels together, your image will line up perfectly.
Next you need to insert three further square shapes (image ID #M369896). Change the colour of one to the light grey shade, and the other two to a mid grey shade, (this will correspond to your chosen glitter card).
For this design I resized the light grey square to 3.75” x 0.5”, and the mid grey squares to 4.5” x 0.75” and 3.75” x 0.75”.
Click on the text tool to add your wording. I chose “ON YOUR PEARL ANNIVERSARY” for my sentiment, in the font DTCPorchChair. I adjusted the font with a letter spacing of 2.0 because it’s a tall font but tends to be tightly spaced. When you’ve chosen your font, make sure you change it to Writing Function and then adjust the size until it fits nicely inside the smaller light grey square. In the Layers Panel select the light grey square with the text together and click Attach from the Action Panel.
When you’re happy with your design and layout, click make it to move to the cutting stage. Remember that the colours of each mat correspond to your card colours.
Using glue or double-sided tape, fix the larger dark grey panel centrally to your light grey card blank.
Attach the small dark grey square to the slightly larger light grey square, paying attention to the dandelion images so they line up.
Fix the sentiment to the smaller glitter square and fix to the front of your card. Fix the larger glitter square roughly across the centre of the card before adding the dandelion image over the top. I used 3D foam pads to add depth to the dandelion images. Finish off with some metallic silver detail to the leaf and dandelion seeds, and finally pop on some pearl embellishments over the seeds and scattered up and away from the dandelion.