I was inspired by so many challenges this week to create this fun, colourful box and card with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.
I chose a Mardi Gras inspired theme and used the colours green, purple and gold.
I cut a scroll from the same cartridge and used it as a stencil, inking around it with Distress Ink on the top flaps of the box and the front of the card.
I sponged ink on the edge of the card and sides of the box and added Perfect Pearls for shimmer.
I stenciled on stars with a Heidi Swapp stencil and homemade texture paste, and then added gold embossing powder.
Inside I used the Simon Says Stamp sentiment from the set that came with the February 2014 card kit, embossed in gold.
I added gold ribbon to tie the box closed and green and purple flowers, cut with the same cartridge again, into which I placed a pearl in each centre.
I usually don't incorporate so many challenges, but this fit together perfectly!
Bitten By The Bug 2 - http://heather-bittenbythebug2.blogspot.ca/2014/02/cricut-cut-as-stencil-challenge.html?m=1 -Use a die cut as a stencil
Die Cuttin Divas- http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.ca/2014/02/challenge-154-mardi-gras-inspired.html?m=1 - Mardi Gras Inspired
Simon Says Monday Challenge - http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/ - Use Paste
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ - Use Pearls
Party Time Tuesday - http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/2014/02/ptt161-anything-goes.html?m=1 - Anyrhing Goes
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/work-it-wednesday-february-2014/ - Use a Simon Says Stamp product
Exploring Cricut - http://exploringcricut.blogspot.ca/2014/02/challenge-time-at-exploring-cricut.html?m=1 - Create a box, tag or bag and add a ribbon.