Hello everyone and welcome back to the craft room and today’s CAS (clean and simple) Floral Frame card post! I am so excited to share this card with you all! I have had my Cricut Explore Air 2 for a little over 2 months. In that time I’ve shared 2 cards that were created with the help of the Cricut machine. You can check them out here: He Is Risen Easter Card and here: Happy Easter Bunny Ears. Today’s card is made with a design I created in Cricut Design Space. Let’s get right into it shall we?
The Floral Frame
The idea for this card was inspired by an older video by Jennifer McGuire Faux Tie Dye Techniques. I liked the background she created, however, I really fell in love with the craft dies by Pinkfresh Studio. After a search of the internet it occurred to me that I was tardy to the party and the dies were discontinued. About a week ago I ran across that video again but this time I decided to use my Cricut to create my own interpretation of those dies.
I found a pretty stemmed floral image in Cricut Design Space. I then went to work designing the floral frame. Starting with a square sized to 2.75” which was duplicated and the copy was sized to 2.25”. After centering the squares on top of each other, I used the slice feature to create the frame. The floral image was then resized to fit inside of the frame. Using the weld feature, the image became one.
I knew that I wanted to cut this image a few times to give it some depth on the card. To make that easy I duplicated the image three more times. Using the attach feature, I can now send the image to my Cricut and all four of the floral frames will cut in one pass.
The images are cut out of 65lb Recollections white card stock. I cut the sheet down a little bit and placed it onto my blue light grip mat. I will admit I am fascinated by this machines ability to cut such intricate angles and curves. Here’s a super short video showing some of the cutting.
Backgrounds are always the most frustrating part of the crafting process for me. This card was no exception. After digging around in all of my storage containers I found a small piece of watercolor paper. As you can see in the image below it was very small! I have no memory of creating this, but I am sure it was made by smooshing Distress Inks onto my glass mat. Because this piece is so light, it must have been a cleanup print created with what ever color was left over on the mat. However it was made and what ever colors were used, I think it’s 100% prefect for the background of this project.
The next image shows how much depth was created by gluing 4 layers of the 65lb card stock as well as the piece of watercolor paper together.
The Finished CAS Floral Frame Card
Here is the finished card.
To finish off this clean and simple card I added a plain sentiment to the card front. The stamp is in the Card Phrases stamp set by Stampabilities and The Paper Studio. It was stamped with GinaK Amalgam ink with the help of my Misti stamp platform.
This is such a cute card and I can’t wait to share it with a special friend “Just Because…”
Thank you so much for joining me today! Do you have a Cricut cutting machine? If you do, what do you use it for the most, card making, vinyl projects, heat transfer vinyl projects? Drop me a comment down below and let me know! Until then, have a wonderful week and I will see you all again soon!
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