Friday, March 27, 2015

Cricut Rose Watercolor card

Cricut Rose watercolor card

Hello, friends!

Today, I have something a little different from the usual handmade cards that I make. I did not use a Cricut cut, but did use my Cricut Explore. How in the world is that possible? Let me explain. 

The Cricut Explore has a great pen feature and one of the newer Anna Griffin cartridges (Anna Griffin Garden Cards and Embellishments) has a content that are meant just for the pen feature. I was able to have my machine draw this flower image and then color it in as if it were a stamp!  Pretty cool, right!

I had the machine draw the flower onto watercolor paper. Then, I colored the image with watercolor pencils. This is the first time I have ever done anything like that on this kind of scale, but I had a good time doing it. Also, the Cricut pen used help up nicely with the water.

The sentiment is stamped in Versa Mark and then heat embossed using gold embossing powder. I think the little touch of gold on the outside and inside add just that little bit extra. The stamp itself can be yours for free (along with two other stamp sets) if you purchase $150 from me this month. It will be gone forever after March 31st.

If you have a Cricut Explore, here is the file: Cricut Rose Watercolor card

Cricut Rose Watercolor card

Cricut Rose Watercolor card sideview

Cricut Rose Watercolor card sideview

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Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Hi Melanie wow I just love your card I had no idea about the Anna Griffin Cartridge being able to do that I must check it out, you brightened my day with your beautiful flower card hugs xo

Joan Smith said...

OMG Melanie your card is gorgeous and I know I'm so loving all the new ideas that Cricut has brought with their cartridges to the Design Studio and girl you sure did one awesome coloring job too...your flower is beautiful.
So glad you're having so much fun Exploring and we get to do it with ya.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! I hope to try this technique soon. Thanks for sharing!

Coelle said...

Beautiful card,'s so super that you continually keep us up-to-date on possibilities with our Cricut Explore. Thank YOu!!!!

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

When is the cartridge going to be available to the public?

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the watercoloring look of this.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

Totally amazing! Love seeing the watercolors and what you have done with them. I might be needing a set!

Bibi said...

Beautiful card and your water coloring is gorgeous. Love this technique. I enjoy my Explore so much. Going to CASE this card for sure. TFS

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty and what a lovely design. I love using water colour on my cards but I never thought of using the designs drawn in with my Explore. Anna G's designs are always so elegant and pretty. The touches of gold are the perfect accent. The gold polka dots inside are a sweet treat when you open it.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. Enjoy your weekend! :)

Cheryl W said...

Lovely, lovely card.

Sue D said...

Wow--gorgeous and so cool that this was done with your Explore.