So for Mother's day, I got to buy a few things for myself at my favorite store Michael's. In that trip, I finally broke down and bought the Cricut Scraper tool and pallet knife. I have had a Cricut for years but have never bought these tools. What was I thinking? This opened a whole new world to me with my Cricut. I actually, cut out a intricate design, used these tools, and got it off the mat without tearing it. I am in love with my Cricut all over again. Now I am going to go on to harder things and starting using it to cut other things besides paper and cardstock. I know! I heard you gasp. I have yet to go beyond these simple tools but now I will be pushing myself to try something new.
So with my handy new tools I decided to try everything out and participate in this week's Mojo Monday Sketch # 397. I stuck with the Thank you theme once again. I have another card I will share later this week that is....are you ready? A Birthday Card. Yeah, something different.
So here's my take on the sketch.
I started out with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 black base using Recollections Cardstock. I added a 5 1/4 x 4 inch white panel. Then a strip of Recollections silver tape went down about 2/3rds down from the top. Over this I placed a beautiful red rectangle from the Edge to Edge cartridge. I sized it 2 1/2 inches wide by 3.75 tall.
I added sentiment in Black StazOn ink to a circle I punched out of white cardstock.
I then went back to my cricut and cut out 3 flowers from the Flower Shoppe cartridge in red cardstock. I have never tried to make these flowers that you roll up before, so I gave it a shot using my new EK sucess tweezers (Again, how have I done without these tweezers?).
I wrapped these up and used some Ranger Glossy Accents to get them glued together.
For the black and creme banners at the top a took a piece of paper out of my stash. I die cut the banner out using Papertrey Ink's die, cut it in half and placed it on my card. The one piece on top I popped up on foam.
It was fun trying out new products. I also pushed myself a bit to do a few things I have never done. All in all, I liked how it turned out.