Sunday, 15 July 2012

Keep it simple

Hello there

This year I have really liked a light blue/turqoise colour. I have a few things now which are that colour. I've arrived at this card through that love and a variety of experimenting.
I found a tutorial for twisty flowers on 'Me and the Little Rascals' blog.
Once I'd made a couple of those, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them and then I remembered about a friend of mine's birthday in July, so I got to planning and scheming.
Part of that involved looking more into the Wild Card cartridge and what it has to offer. One of the almost by accident things I found was an icon feature on page 52 of the booklet. I set the Cricut to far too low a pressure setting and a depth setting of 3, which I knew to be far too low to actually cut properly the card I was using. I cut it at 7cm. The end effect was like purely creating an indented pattern in the card, which I found really pretty. It is actually created as a square design but I just put it back into the Cricut and cut a circle shape at 6.5cm around it (using the centrepoint feature), which suited exactly what I wanted, as a result of doing a basic layout on a scrap piece of paper.

You'll need to click on this image to see any of the detail

I didn't end up using the leaf cut as I remembered about the gorgeous bluey lace I have, which is much prettier.
I made sure that the frame cut I made was large enough to go around the stamped sentiment; which is such a brilliant feature of owning a Cricut and Cricut Craftroom software.
I really enjoyed making this card despite the fact that you might look at it and think it's too simple but that's exactly why I like it. It has the colour I like in it and white. There is detail but it's discreet; not shouted out from the rooftops. I'm going to make more monochrome cards now. I think it's refreshing and clever in it's simplicity.

I hope the recipient likes it too. The envelope was cut from KandCo paper from the Wild Card cartridge again on page 52.

Take care out there


  1. And it was very well received sweetie. Thank you so much for a beautiful card and for coming along to have fun at my party. Was lovely to get to know chris too and to see maggie who is growing up so quickly into a beautiful young woman.
    So well done on your beautiful card and a big thank you too.

  2. I'm glad that you liked it. You seemed to have a very long, busy day but also happy with your friends and family around. It was good to meet Gwen too; to put a face to a name I've only ever seen on Facebook :-)


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