Monday, November 7, 2011

Embellish Die Cut and CAS Over the Edge Card

I've been mulling this card over in my brain for some time, and finally had the opportunity to create it this week. In addition to shapes, letters, borders, cards, envelopes, and boxes, the Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge has a number of rolled flowers you can make.

I haven't actually made any of those yet, but I just love the shape of the die cut before it's rolled. There's something very graphic and beautiful about the swirls, and I wanted to showcase those in this card.

To create the background, I loaded some Petal paper into the Expression, and moved the blade in from the edge to cut the first spiral shape. I cut three of these shapes out, moved the blade a little each time to get a random pattern, and I varied the size from 1 1/2" to 2".

I then cut three corresponding spirals from White Daisy cardstock. These were adhered to the petal cardstock. The large 2" spiral I actually used three times since each time I only used a portion of it since it was on the edge/corners.

It's hard to tell from the photo, and you can see it a little better here, but the play between negative and positive cut outs makes for some interesting texture/dimension to the card.

Then I just added a little flag/pennant with sentiment and a little twine. This is the first card I've made that's 'over the edge' and I do like the look of it.

I'm really pleased with the abstract pattern that I was able to create using this shape, and encourage you to take a look at the different shapes on your cartridges and consider out of the box ways to use them too.

CTMH Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pair a Phrase
Paper: Petal, White Daisy, Desert Sand, Topiary
Ink: Topiary
Other: Hemp, Cricut Art Philosphy Cartridge


  1. Wonderful use of die cut and sentiment! Perfect for the challenges! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. What a pretty card! I love the way your sentiment is shaped and goes across the middle of the card with the twine. CUTE! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  3. Lovely!
    Thanks for playing at Cas-ual Fridays!

  4. This is a really cool shape - who'da thunk?! Super cute and clever! Thanks so much for playing with CAS-ual Fridays!!

  5. What a great use of that die - as a background!