This week's challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is "May Flowers" - Create a project that uses flowers. For my FCCB Design Team contribution I created this simple card:
Svgcuts.com's Five-Minute Cards collection as my template and used Cricut Design Space to make a few modifications. I added a shadow to the "leaves" base and stretched the "interior" panel to fit as a mat on the outside of the card. I deleted all of the text layers and accent entirely.
I had intended on using the "Thanks a Bunch" sentiment from the Cricut cartridge, "A Walk in My Garden" but that cartridge isn't included in my subscription and I didn't want to pay when I could make it myself so I selected "Everyday Fonts," created three different text boxes- one for each word- and welded the expression together. To make the shadow, I just increased the size a smidge.
My original design - the one I submitted to FCCB - does not have bling in the center of each flower. I originally put them on, then took them off because I wanted the card to have that "simple times- less is more" vibe but after I slept on it, I felt the bling was a better way to go.
Speaking of May flowers, I sure hope our weather works it's self out so we can have some. Northern California weather is pretty bi-polar these days. Last week we hit 90 degrees and today I wore pants, a long sleeve shirt and Uggs. Poor mother earth. I don't think she is well.