Vintage Rose Card

Vintage Rose Card
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I love the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close to My Heart because it’s so versatile and it has fabulous three-dimensional options like this vintage rose!  I made this card using a vintage 1957, beautifully aged electronics magazine.  A word of caution: old paper like this doesn’t cut well with the Cricut and it sticks to the sticky mat something fierce.  After cutting the rose shape out with the AP Cartridge on the Cricut, I had to scrape it off and re-cut the delicate paper with my scissors, so this is definitely a one-of-a-kind card that I have not replicated.

After cutting the vintage paper into a rose shape, it looked empty so I cut a smaller rose out of some gorgeous Tulip cardstock from the Roxie paper pack from CTMH [update: this paper pack is now retired].  I spritzed the assembled rose with Smooch spray, in a glittery brown color called Log Cabin and attached a crystal to the center of the rose.  The card came together with brown cardstock, beautiful patterned Roxie paper,  a stamped sentiment, and my favorite label punch.

Vintage Rose Card

Vintage Rose Card

Here are a few views of that vintage rose.  I drove three hours from home and hand delivered this birthday card to the birthday girl who was at work.  I could not risk this card getting crushed and damaged in the mail!

Vintage Rose with the Close to My Heart CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Vintage Rose with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

If you are interested in buying this Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, please contact me or click the link to shop on my site. Thanks for reading my blog!

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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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