My neighbor Naomi needed an anniversary card for her nephew and I had seen pears used and wanted to use one. Of course deciding which one I would use was quite a chore, there were so many to choose from and so little time! *okie loves sounding overly dramatic* I finally went with one from the Preserves cartridge.
Here is the PERFECT PEAR card. The cut file is set to cut 4 at a time and requires Preserves and Cursive 101. The "perfect" could be easily switched to another cart if you don't have Cursive 101. The card I made is an A2 but I reckon you can make a bigger one if ya want.
Due to one of the pears being flipped it is important line up the layers before adhering permanently. I just stacked mine after I got them done so I wouldn't get them mixed up.
Here are the supplies used:
Cricut Cartridges - Preserves, Cursive 101
Cuttlebug Textile folder
Patterned paper mat 4"x5.25" - Basic Grey
3.25x3.25 mat - Prism cardstock
3x3 mat - DCWV
Cardstock for pears - Prism
Coverstock for card base, eggplant
Stickles - Diamond, Cinnamon
Cat Eye Chalk ink - Chestnut Roan, Olive Pastel
Liquid Pearls - platinum
Stampin Up marker - Chocolate Chip
Rolling paper piercer
Here is a close up so you can see some of the detail.
When I sand cardstock that I have embossed with the Cuttlebug I leave the cardstock on the folder while sanding to help the cardstock keep it's texture. If I don't I end up smashing the design a bit *okie does not like smashed designs*.
I measured 3/8" from the edge and used the rolling paper piercer and then added the stitch marks with the Stampin Up marker *okie is still a bit upset about her broken sewing machine...but that is another story*. I only used the Liquid Pearls on the lettering and think it gave a desirable effect *okie laughs at herself for trying to sound magaziny or something*.
I used the Diamond Stickles on the edge of the pear center and then to add a few dots at the bottom. I used Cinnamon Stickles where the seeds are cut.