A Rosy “Hi”

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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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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