I received the Cricut Explore Air 2 during the holidays last year, and I love using it to create different elements for cards!
For this card, I used a daisy pattern from Cricut design space. I sized it to 4×4 and cut it out with white card stock. Next, I blended some distress ink (salty ocean, peacock feathers, and mowed lawn) onto a piece of bristol smooth card stock. I trimmed it down to be slightly smaller than my daisy pattern.
I glued down the pattern over the blended background and added sequins and confetti to the middle of all the flowers. Next, I cut out a circle with a small Lawn Fawn stitched circle die. I stamped a happy birthday sentiment from My Favorite Things onto the center with versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.
I added the circle to the center of the card with some foam squares. To finish the card, I glued a piece of turquoise card stock to a 4.25×4.25 square side folding notecard and attached the flower pattern piece on top with foam tape.
I hope this inspires you to use your cutting machine to create different elements for your cards. Especially for when you might not have a large background die. Thanks for stopping by!
Neenah Classic Solar White card stock 80lb and 110 lb
Bristol Smooth cardstock
My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday Stamp
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle Dies
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (salty ocean, peacock feathers, and mowed lawn)
Yoseng Makeup Brush Set of 10pc (Amazon)
Hero Arts silver embossing powder
Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Squares
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Design Space – Daisy Flower Pattern Overlay (M46F98) – Edge to Edge