Card - I Love You
February 05, 2014 • Leave a Comment
This card was based on a prompt I received to use an "unusual colour scheme" of yellow, green, pink and orange. I admit I didn't really know what to do with that. I ended up making something that is a hybrid of a scrapbooking layout, a tag, and a card. For what it's worth, here it is.
This was my first time using the Edge to Edge Cricut cartridge; I made the heart doily with it, but then I cut it all up, so it's hard to see it here. The cartridge is fantastic for scrapbooking backgrounds. I have previously tried to cheat by using the Creative Cards cartridge to create backgrounds but when you stretch them so much it just doesn't work. Conversely, with the Edge to Edge cartridge it's a bit difficult to shrink it enough to fit on most cards. The cut is way too intricate for the cricut to cut accurately at such a small size. The little curly "leaves" coming out of the flowers are from the Lyrical Letters cartridge, as is the sentiment.
I actually started out by making the little roses out of some origami paper that already had most of the required colours. I've been making a lot of those little flowers because we have a tiny ten-petal flower punch that works fantastic for it. It is 1.5" and ideal for tiny roses. You can just sit in front of the telly watching videos and making flowers for hours. I want to make enough to make a topiary project.
The pink rope is thick beading rope, and the background paper is from the Collage Art stack by DCWV. The whole thing was distressed with Tombow markers, Ranger distress markers, and American Crafts Gel pens. Finally, I threw in some glossy accents on the little heart in the title for shine. I was going to do the same for the larger heart but ran out of time.
Thanks for looking. Have a good day. Looks like a snow day in Hamilton today. Enjoy the shoveling!
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