Everything cut or stamped comes from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and coordinating stamp collection. The colors are Bamboo, Desert Sand and Twilight. The B&T paper is from several years back and is called Simple Pleasures. I used White Daisy pigment ink for the sentiment but it didn't stand out well enough so I embossed with white powder. The words were supposed to be a little more off-center to give this very straight, symmetrical card some whimsy. Not sure it really worked.
In order to have room for the Desert Sand leaves to hang off the edge, I trimmed the card to just under 4.25. (Well...that and because I didn't measure my top strips well enough and they were just under 4.25, but the first reason sounds like I had an actual plan so we'll go with that.)
The only non-CTMH thing on the card is the sequins. I am having an absolute blast with these little sequins. I dotted them all over this card, too.
If you want the real nitty-gritty, here are the page numbers for the various cuts from the Art Philosophy pamphlet:
- tag-43 (2.5x5)
- leaf veins-43 (cut from Desert Sand and buried beneath the tag so you might not be able to see it well)
- bird and wing-51 (1.25)
Next time I do this, I'll glue my flimsy B&T paper to the cardstock before cutting. With the level of detail on the leaf, the B&T tore a bit. I patched it up but it was a pain!
Until next time,