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You Make Me Melt

You Make Me Melt
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DAY NINE: This marks day nine of blogging this month. I’ve got photos of hundreds of cards I’ve never blogged about and by blogging daily, I will share with you some cards from my archive.

Back in 2012, my goal was to make my husband a card every week. He didn’t know that was one of my personal goals for the year, but he did notice he was receiving a lot of cards. I didn’t end up succeeding my goal, but I did make him more cards that year than any year. When you’re in love and loved back, it’s easy to find inspiration to create art and make cards for him.

He does make me melt and go weak in the knees, so when I saw the “You Make Me Melt” sentiment in the booklet for my Cricut® “Just Because” Cards Cartridge, I knew I’d be making a card for him with this theme.

You Make Me Melt - Cricut cardI used this cheerful, colorful, summertime paper that I think is from Basic Grey. I cut it to size and inked the edges before attaching it to my complimentary green card base. Then, I cut the shapes from the Cricut cartridge and lined the Popsicle, drip, and “MAKE” with an orange Copic marker. I broke a Popsicle stick and glued it to the card and then used double-sided tape to attach the cold treat to the card.

You Make me Melt - frozen treat card

Using Glossy Accents, I added layer after layer onto the frozen treat and the drip. I wanted it to look shiny and cold. When using a clear adhesive as an accent, it’s a good idea to use a push-pin needle (or something with a sharp point) to pop the tiny bubbles that appear. It may take a few tries per bubble, but your needle has to be very clean and not gluey, and you need to insert the needle straight down into the bubble while it’s wet. As you can see, I didn’t get all the bubbles out, but my husband didn’t seem to mind.

blog - Make Me MeltWell, that’s it for today’s blog post! Please check back tomorrow or subscribe to my blog so you can see my next post. Thank you for stopping by.

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