Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hey Ya'll,
Well, have you ever had one of those stamp sets that has bunches of bitty stamps and you didn't really know what to do with them?  Hopefully today's project will help with that.
 For this card, I did a half size out of craft paper.  I used a green color for the bottom mat cut at 5 1/4" x 8 1/4".  The butterfly mat is cut at 5" x 8".  Everything was inked with Cocoa Ink.  I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for all of the cuts in this design.  The stamps that I used for this came with the starter kit with CTMH.  You could use any stamps that you have.  I cut several round 1 inch scalloped circles.  Then I cut several different flowers from the cartridge.  The inner petals of the flowers are cut at 1.50 and the outer petals are at 2.00.  The butterflies (both layers) are cut at 1.20.  The leaves are cut at different sizes from 2.00 down to 1.20.  The vase cut is from a vase with flowers.  I used the Gypsy to contour out the flowers and stems, just leaving the vase shape.  It was cut at a height of 7.20.
 I used 3D adhesive to pop everything at random until I was happy with the arrangement.  I used baker's twine on the vase and then added the second butterfly.
On the inside, I added a 3" x 6" sentiment mat and an extra flower from the extra cuts.
Overall, I loved the way this card turned out.  I hope you like it too!  If you didn't know, Close to my Heart is having a special during the Month of March where you can get the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge free when you sign up as a CTMH Consultant!  To read more about this, please check out the Announcement Page.  The stamp set I used in this card was also from the starter kit.

Thanks so much for visiting today!  We would love to hear your comments!


Tanya said...

Oh my...Bobby, this is stunning! What a wonderful way to use those tiny little sentiments! I may have to "borrow" this layout from you. So, so lovely!

Audrey Frelx said...

I almost slobbered on myself when I saw this at Pam's!!! Beautiful!