Friday, October 15, 2010

Thank you flower

What does one do with those oversized scraps ... a flower cut too large for your intended purpose? Well, that's easy -- rethink your design!
Here, I cut the white flower using Cricut's Cake Basics cartridge (set on shadow). I liked the flower well enough but expected it to be far smaller. I then decided to cut one even bigger to serve as its shadow. I inked the edges of the white in a similar shade of the green/blue paper, using a Copic marker.
I set the words around the flower on my computer (Adobe Illustrator), and also set the swooping stem using the "type on a path" feature. I punched the holes around the two lower corners using my unthreaded sewing machine, so easy! The leaves are trimmed ribbons.
The white card base was affixed to a teal card stock. Then I made the brad using a polka-dotted paper covering an I-Top brad.
I hope you enjoy this card!

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