Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Anna Griffin Medallion card

Hello, friends!

Anna Griffin Medallion card
Today, I have a card that I made using the Cricut Anna Griffin Elegant Embellishments. This is a great cartridge, ladies, but that is not want I wanted to really showcase with this project. What I wanted you all to learn from this post is paper related. To make this card, I used 3 different patterned paper packs. Why is this important? Don't let the fact that paper comes in a pack restrict you from using it with other flattering papers. 

How do you do this? Well, I find this easy to do with Close To My Heart because of the set color pallets. They have 48 colors and these colors are mixed in combinations of four. In most paper packs they include monochromatic sheets. These can be used in varying combinations to give you even more options when choosing paper. You can even cross paper themes to make beautiful projects.

For this card I used the Snowhaven paper pack, Seaside paper pack, and Yuletide Carol paper pack. Two of these paper packs are Christmas themed. While one paper pack has a beach feel. This card looks neither Christmasy or beachy. If anything it has a Autumnal feel. Who would have thought, right? Next time you buy multiple paper packs from me, think of all of the possibilities! Did I mention they are only $9.95 and include matching cardstock? *wink*

Here is the file for the card ==>Anna Griffin Medallion card file
Anna Griffin Medallion card
I cut out the medallion and adhered all of the pieces together.
Anna Griffin Medallion card closeup
Then stamped (everything is stamped using the same awesome stamp set called Have a Happy Day!) the circle in the middle of the white circle using glacier ink. Then, I stamped the sentiment using chocolate ink.

Anna Griffin Medallion card closeup
Next, I stamped the flower with goldrush ink and leaves with champagne ink on a scratch sheet and cut them out using micro tip scissors and added a gold adhesive gem in the center.
Anna Griffin Medallion card sideview
The inside is also stamped using the same stamp set and goldrush ink.
Close To My Heart supplies used




Anna Griffin Lettering Soirees
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37 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Hi Melanie Oh Girl your card is Gorgeous....I just love it to pieces and WOW what a beautiful cut from Anna's new cartridge. I do love all the papers together thanks for your awesome ideas gosh talk about your eye for design.....watch out Nate Berkus...Melanie's in the house!!

YOU ROCK!!

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful card! The colours do go together so well and the brown ink works great. I like the rose with it's blinged out center. Anna's cartridge looks like a good one but it's what designer's like you do with the images that makes it shine.
Thanks for the great design ideas.
Hope you are having a good week! :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Elegant indeed with the wonderful layers & colors.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

LST in Colorado said...

I love this card and never would of thought you used all those different print paper. It definitely does not look Christmasy or beachy it looks classy. Thanks for the great tip, but all of your tips are out of this world!!

Marilyn said...

Such a beautiful card, love the look, love the colors, love the way it all came together!

Sue D said...

Very pretty color combo.

Anonymous said...

Love the Anna Griffin card!
Lori G. from CNY

Deedles said...

Wow I have this cart and never imagined a card SO beautiful. Great color combo!

Jennifer Earley said...

Wow, such a pretty card! Great colors! Love the die cut too!

Melissa Hegwood said...

Beautiful card! I love Anna Griffin. Her stuff is so elegant. You did a great job on the card!

Dee said...

Another beautiful card. I don't know how you keep coming up with them.

Barb A. said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and ideas with us.

Barb S said...

Thanks for such useable ideas AND for the pretty card. Gotta love Anna Griffin!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card! I love medallions!

Katy said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that card is gorgeous! I loved the papers and the colors you used.

Leslie

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tip on paper combinations!

Cheryl W said...

That cut is truly lovely and would make a beautiful card even if it were the only embellishment!

Karen Sue said...

Wow what a beautiful card, Love Anna's designs,

TeresaK said...

That is one beautiful card!

Marie said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for the encouragement to mix paper as that is truly a scary part for me. But you make it look so easy! Hope you are having a good day!

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, this card is stunning!! I love it!

Karen Pendleton said...

Your color combo is awesome . Who would have thought to use Christmas paper in a regular everyday card. Thanks for all your great ideas.

ehbost said...

Lovely card. You used one of my fav color combos. Can't wait to you use this Anna cart in other ways.

Susan said...

Fantastic! It is SO pretty, with a great color combo. Nice job on combining 3 different sets! Love it.

Grace Baxter said...

Super cute card and I love the colour combination.

Martha Herrera said...

Lovely card! Awesome color combo.
Thanks for sharing.

LemonDropMemories said...

What a elegant card. I didn't realize those colors could work together like that. Definitely a cart I'm looking forward to getting.

Thanks for listing the cartridge that you do the cards with; it really helps me with ideas in making ones similar to them.

Cheryl O said...

What a great card, Melanie! The colors are perfect and it's so lovely - just perfect!!!

Tina said...

Beautiful card, Melanie. I may have to try something like it. I hope you are feeling well and have a great day.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

shawn box said...

I love the colors that you used to display your beautiful card. P.S. Thanks for the file.

Luria said...

Hi Melanie,

Love this card and your color choose.

Luria

Luria said...

Hi Melanie,

Love this card and your color choose.

Luria

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