Monday, April 12, 2010

Ethereal Forest Designs Monday

Good Morning!  Happy Monday to you!  The reality of this is, my post was set on auto-post because I had to be at work at 6am this morning.  Did you catch the EFD blog hop yesterday?  If not, there's still time to have a chance at winning a $10 voucher to store.  Scroll down to get the line up.

Today's card is a very clean and simple card.  OK, the real story is, when I sat down to create something... anything on Saturday, it all turned to yuck!  I definitely wasn't feeling my muse.  But finally I got this card together and I am happy with how it turned out.

I love having words as the focal point of a card.  And with this message, it seemed to add anything else would detract from the card.  Whether it's the loss of a loved one or just feeling a bit of heartache, this card says it all.  I picked some great paper to bring the design element into the card.  What I am really excited to tell you about is that I used an SVG shape that I got from SVG Cuts for free.  This is a great set designed by Mary Rudakas.  A very talented SVG designer.

I printed the image out first.  Then I cut a piece of scrap card stock using SCAL and the Cricut with my chosen shape.  Then I removed the cut out shape (positive) and set that aside for later use.  Using the negative of the cut out I placed my image behind the opening and positioned where I wanted it to cut and then carefully placed it onto the cutting mat and pressed firmly.  I then removed my negative piece and put the mat back into the Cricut and cut the shape again.  I hope that made sense - but I am feeling another tutorial coming on!  Let me tell you, I have been known to be laying in bed thinking this out.  How I could use digi-images with SCAL/Cricut tools?  I am thrilled that I got it to work out just the way I wanted it.

Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Neenah Milled Ivory
Paper:  Prima The Breathe Paper Collection
Tools:  SCAL, Cricut

I do hope you like my card.  And check back - I may just have to do a tutorial on how to do this technique.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a beautiful card. I agree with using digis and Cricuts - can be tricky. I am always wrestling with getting everything just right.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Mel!! I love how it turned out and is focusing on the sentiment!!

Stef H said...

i love it. framing the sentiment in black is perfect. this is absolutely gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

This is such a delight to see Melissa I love that background and like you I have always loved the words as a focal point it is wonderful.
Lorraine x

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