Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Floral card with Cricut Explore

I tried something a little different with this card.  Instead of using a stamped image, I used the "write" function on my Cricut Explore and a rose image from the Anna Griffin Elegant Embellishments 2 cartridge.  The image was drawn with a fine tip black Cricut pen and then colored with colored pencils and gamsol.  The sentiment was stamped and I added a few tiny sequins.

The background paper is from Bella Blvd. Illustrated Faith.  I still need some practice with shading with the colored pencils, but I do like the softer look when compared to my usual Copic coloring. 

This is for the current challenge at Shopping Our Stash (use a rose on your project) and the card sketch challenge at Stick It Down. (see sketch below) 

  April Card Sketch 


Mimi said...

Oh, cool! Smart thinking to use your "draw" feature... I recently got an Explore and only played with that feature when I first got it. Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for being #1 @ Shopping Our Stash this week.

Mimi said...

Dangly! Left you a nice comment then accidentally hit "sign out"... ugh.
I said... Thanks for the kick to use the draw feature of the Explore. I recently got one and only used that feature the first time I used it! Beautiful image. Thanks for sharing at Shopping Our Stash this week.

Colleen said...

Such a pretty card, love the saying on it. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.

Colleen--DT for SID

Donna said...

Lovely card! Great take on the sketch as well!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Rose challenge this week!

Lori said...

This is such a pretty card! I love that Illustrated Faith paper! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stick It Down! -Lori DT

Anonymous said...

I never think to use the pens in my machines. Thanks for the reminder. This turned out beautifully !

Thanks for using our sketch as inspiration for your card!

Evelyn, Stick it Down design team

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a great idea to use the pens for a "stamped" image! Your card is beautiful! Thanks for linking up your project with us at Stick It Down.

Stacey’s Creative Corner
Stick It Down, DT Member

Alison said...

How fun that you used the sketch feature, something I think we all forget we can do. Love the card and the perry background you used to match up the rose. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

Jessica Kaiser said...

Simple, elegant and a perfect take on this month's sketch! Great job! Thank you for joining us this month at Stick It Down!

Jess - DT