Monday, March 2, 2015

Cricut Just Be You card

Hello, friends!

Cricut Just Be You card
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!

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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".

Cricut Just Be You card

Cricut Just Be You card closeup

Cricut Just Be You card sideview

supplies I used

My Specials

March SOTM

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Joan Smith said...

OMG Melanie OMG What a cute card with a powerful message. I did tear up when I read it. WOW talk about a powerful message in only a few words and you stamped clovers speak loud and clear.
WOW I love it. Girl you totally outdid yourself...and I hope everyone definitely comes to see i!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is adorable! I love the watercolour technique you used. I love adding a little watercolor to a card or project. It gives it a very artistic feel when its really so easy to do and gives such pretty results, as your lovely card shows. The little band of green glittery tape is the perfect sparkly finish.
Thanks for sharing! I think I feel a bit lucky today and may have to give this a go! :D

Marilyn said...

Top 'O The Morning Melanie! I love you card. I have always enjoyed working with watercolors and you did a great job! Thank you!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Top O' The Mornin! Like the watercolor Shamrocks for an artsy painted look. Noticed that reCaptcha did not prompt me for any random characters to enter and instead when I clicked I'm not as robot it cked mark it.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sue D said...

Great card. I like the rainbow colored 4 leaf clover.

LST in Colorado said...

A terrific looking card and your water color technique is amazing. I agree with all of the above comments as well as those that follow!! Your AWESOME keep ROCKIN'!!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE the card idea! It's adorable and so perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Vanessa said...

I love this card! I might have to scraplift this idea for my daughter since she loves four-leaf clovers. Thanks for sharing your watercolor technique--I've never used ink pads in that way before.