I thought I would now showcase the "Elegant Edges" Cricut cartridge. This is such a versatile cartridge. You can use it in Cricut Craft Room to create shaped cards, it makes great mats for your images or your sentiments, and even some pretty frames if you use that feature. So, without further ado, here is my first creation:
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used white card stock for the card base. I then cut a glittery teal mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and a white mat at 5 1/4"x4." I then used a Darice embossing folder called Buttons Background to emboss my white mat.
I used "Elegant Edges" to create my zigzag mat. I thought it looked a little like it was cut with pinking shears, which went well with the feel of my card. I used the shadow and oblong features for my mat, which is cut at 3." I turned it sideways and adhered it to my mat.
The snowman dress form is a Peachy Keen stamp, from the November 2013 Stamp of the Month kit. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the SVG that Peachy Keen offers to fit the stamp. I colored it in with some teal and burgundy markers. I also used a button stamp from the same kit to add some buttons to my snowman. The sentiment is also from the November 2013 kit. I cut the white card stock into a banner, then cut a burgundy one a little wider to mat behind it. I then finished off the card with a ribbon bow and two burgundy buttons.
For the inside of the card I cut a burgundy mat at 5 1/8"x3 7/8" and a white mat at 4 7/8"x3 5/8." I used more stamps from the November 2013 Stamp of the Month kit to decorate the the white mat. I used some teal ink for the buttons and teal and burgundy markers to color the snowman. I then added some faux stitching to go with my whole card theme.
I made this card for the following challenges:
Peachy Keen: photo inspiration (I used the burgundy and teal colors from the photo)
Die Cuttin' Divas: buttons
Fantabulous Cricut: at least one ribbon and one button
365 Cards: "Day 314" - sketch