Before I get going, I wanted to remind you of the great Close To My Heart sign up special that is going on this March. The Tote bags are on a while supplies last kind of basis, so don't wait too long. Last time they gave away a bag for signing up, they ran out!
Today's Bitten By the Bug challenge is to make a project with a cartridge you have not used in a while. I chose Home For the Holidays - Spring/Summer. Since it is March, I wanted to start on my St. Patrick's Day themed stuff. I just love St. Patrick's Day!
For this card I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did some watercoloring. It is a really hot technique in crafting right now! I had actually done it before, but it had been years! This is a super easy technique, so it did not take long to get back into the swing of it.
To do this yourself, you will need water color paper, an ink pad (or water color pencils), and paint brush or a waterbrush. Simply squeeze your close ink pad and the ink will transfer to the inside lid. This will be your watercolor ink. Add a bit of water to your paper and go to town! I even made the watercolored paper strip at the bottom!
After it dried, I added a little more water and it gave it the splotchy effect. I really like it because of the depth that it adds.
The watercolor paper I have cut like a dream in the Explore, but if it is too fibrous you might have trouble.
If you have a Cricut Explore here is the file: Cricut Just Be You card
If not, I cut it out at 3 1/2".
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