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A Rosy “Hi”

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For this card, I was inspired by a card that graced the cover of a popular Cricut card-making magazine. The adorable card on the cover looked nothing like this, so I think I will still try to re-create that card I was looking at someday.  Sometimes it’s funny to compare a card I made next to my inspiration for it because they rarely look alike! 🙂

Rosy "Hi" Card
Rosy “Hi” Card

Often I will use more than one Cricut cartridge for a card, but today I used only one Cricut cartridge for this project – the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection from Close to My Heart (my new favorite). I started with the grey paper and cut the card shape and then nipped the top of the card with scissors to mimic the swoopy design on the other edges. Next, I cut the DCWV Tradewinds paper in the same shape, only smaller, and then I cut a matching border to cover the edges of the map paper. I cut a 2″ rose and when I completed the rose I realized it was too small, so I cut 4″ and 3″ roses and nestled them all together. They each have a little dusting of orange on the edges – I just swiped my Copic marker over the edges before I rolled up the paper into the flowers. Then I cut the “hi” and grabbed some sticky gems; added shading to card by distressing it with ink and it was done!

CTMH yellow roses from the AP cartridge
CTMH yellow roses from the AP cartridge

Before I had this cartridge, I’d go shopping in my Cricut cartridge stash for several different shapes to cut. What I love about this Art Philosophy cartridge is that it has everything you need to make numerous adorable projects.

Close-up of CTMH yellow roses
Close-up of CTMH yellow roses

Here’s one last shot of the card from the other angle.

Yellow and Grey "hi" Card, made with the Cricut
Yellow and Grey “hi” Card, made with the Cricut
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