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! 🙂
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!
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.
Here’s one last shot of the card from the other angle.Pin It