Sunday, August 20, 2017

USA Cricut Cartridge Hibiscus

As I've mentioned before, I love stretching stamps or cartridges beyond their obvious uses. I used the new CTMH USA Cricut Cartridge to create this card which meets Curtain Call's Hibiscus challenge:

If you have Cricut Design Space and the USA Cartridge, you can use this cutting file for the banner and flowers. The background stencil is the floral overlay of USA cut out of plastic. For the cardstock, I used the new dual sided Enchantment paper from CTMH plus Bashful, which is the color of the year. (Shopping links embedded and provided below.) As you can see from the picture, you actually get twenty colors, 2 of each sheet, in the combo pack.

I jazzed up the flowers and leaves with colored pencils and by sponging coordinating ink around the edges. The sentiment is from a promotional set that will be available next month. The smaller hibiscus is from Hawaii which I purposefully offset; the larger hibiscus is from Puerto Rico. I simply ungrouped the images and got rid of everything but the flowers and one banner then fiddled around with sizing until I was happy.

Here's another blog post using this same USA cartridge which also has cutting files. And here's a second blog post using the promotional stamp set that will be available next month.

In writing news, I'm being interviewed by Army Wives Network tomorrow at 8pm EST. If you aren't too busy watching the eclipse, I'd love to have you join us. We'll be giving away two copies of The Promise Bride which releases in nine days!

Until next time,

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