If there is one thing I love about my Cricut Explore Air, it is the ability to create anything I can dream up. Initially the machine comes with a trial subscription to what is now called Cricut Access. However, I found that my creativity bloomed once I didn’t have access to all those pre-made images.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still use the free images I have access to and I’m thankful for them. I have to wonder though, if I had that subscription would I still just be doing what I could easily load or would I take a step further and start creating my own images. You know, the way I’ve been forced to now.
It was the need to create a card that lead me to this wonderful blog post along with this picture.
I found it quite delightful and decided to make my own version of it. Actually, I’m going to be making this one in a few color combinations.
The only bit I needed to create was the bows. It took a little fiddling but in the end I was able to piece together a shape that I liked. After that it was a matter of sizing them to whatever size looked happiest.
I decided to skip the embossed piece on this one but I’ll be adding that element in to at least one of the others that I do. I turned the card to open differently just to make myself put the elements together in my own style.
I think it turned out pretty sweet. And the original poster was right, it is a great gender neutral card. I think it has good possibilities on the variations.
And now the details used, the wording on this card was happy in the Clean Up Your Mess font written using the Cricut lavender pen. The word birthday was written in the Wonderlust font using the Cricut purple metallic pen. As for the color of the paper, I don’t buy fancy paper so it doesn’t have a color name. The dots were provided by stickers.
Until next time…