Update - I was so distraught about my Cricut I forgot today's photo. Oops! I have modified the post... lol...
I apologize in advance to my dear Cricut followers. You see today is normally the day I have a Cricut post for Exploring Cricut. Well, my E2 had other ideas! When trying to update it with the Cricut Sync program last week... let's just say something didn't sync.... (big grimace)... So at the moment I am Cricutless (is that a word?) until PC can figure out what can be done (if anything)... sigh... So please take a few moments to visit Diane and company today as they showcase the new challenge. It looks to be fun! In the meantime, while I am attempting to wean myself away from die cuts, I'll do some stamping. I sure hope this doesn't mean I have to give up my Spellbinders too! YIKES!!!
I created this card for SplitCoast Stampers' Friday Free For All Challenge. Particpants were asked to make something graduation/celebration related but without a cap, gown, diploma, owl... the normal graduation trappings. So I decided to go as feminine as possible and make a paper rose for my central embellishment. Paper punches are my new favorite toy!
The base is white card stock with a layer of pink CS matting. I embossed my central panel with Provocrafts' Scrollwork embossing folder before adding to the matting with dimensional foam. I stamped the sentiment on with Versafine ink before cutting/embossing the panel with Spellbinders. I also added a scalloped die cut matting from the same pink card stock used on the rose. I made the rose using McGill paper punches and added a bit of Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish die for interest. I also added some pearls here and there on the frame. Well, thanks so much for stopping in and until next time... blessings...
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Dreams
Paper - Colorbok, Bazzill
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black (sentiment); Close to My Heart - Cotton Candy (petal edges)
Embossing Folder - Provocraft - Scrollwork
Dies - Spellbinders - Ovals Large, Scalloped Ovals Large; Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Paper Punches - McGill - Paper Blossoms Collection - Rose (3 punch set)
Pearls - Recollections
Splitcoast Stampers - Friday Free For All - Congratulations - F4A119
Our Creative Corner - Embellished Frame