March 10, 2015

Art Nouveau

Good morning!  Adrienne from Eagle Canyon Arts here as a guest designer for Miss Sheila the Sassy Lady.  It is such an honor to be included in this talented design team.  Thank you, Sheila! 

This is a card I made for my daughter's birthday.  The lovely maiden is from the Art Nouveau collection.  The Cricut die cuts offer an almost infinite assortment of shapes and fonts for the creative paper crafter.  You can download the handbook for this cartridge here.  While the die cuts offer great detail - down to the tiny lips and flower buds - they are also very time consuming.  The nice thing is, you can always use up those itty-bitty scraps, as long as you can get them to STICK to your cutting mat!
The inside of the card uses CTMH stamp "Your Kind Of Wonderful" (D1627), with inks in Goldrush (Z2123), Sunset (Z2191) and Topiary (Z2155).  The card itself is made of Colonial White cardstock (1388) 4"x9" (cut 8"x9" folded in half) and using corner rounders to create the card.  It fit perfectly in a regular letter sized envelope. Using complex die cuts to create cards can be time consuming.  It results in beautiful one of a kind cards.  Each card, even using the same die cuts, yields different looks and can be tailored to the person for whom you are making it.  I hope you will be inspired to explore some of the Cricut designs you may have available to you.  Until next time!
Romans 8:28


Charlotte C said...

I love this cartridge, I've used it several times and your card is lovely. Yep, those little lips can get you.

Cocoa's Mom said...

Wow! That's some serious layering, Adrienne! Beautiful, beautiful card. TFS

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This card is Awesome! I love this cartridge too, but so often I just flatten now as there are so many layers! Beautiful card, thank you for joining us today!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Adrienne. I agree, I have some cartridges that are complicated because of the layering of tiny pieces. If you cut them bigger, it's not too bad but smaller, I have a hard time with.