Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WYEGW - use negative space from a shadow feature

I decided I need to make some cards that are a little more simple, but are still way better than store bought ones. So I took the challenge of making something with the negative image from a shadow feature on the Cricut.

I used the Celebrations Cartridge and went for a birthday theme.
I made the balloon and threw it into a box for later use. I then took the negative image left behind on the paper, embossed it and backed it with pink glitter paper. I then added a little ribbon bow. I wanted there to be space on the bottom right side so I can add numbers later, when I know whom the recipient will be.

Yep, its simple but still has a little extra something that you cant buy at a store. It is also easy so I can make a bunch and have them stored for a "OMG! I forgot!" birthday card.
 Not that I have ever done that! ;)

Thanks for checking out my project! Be sure to check out the rest of my blog for past projects that you may have missed!

You really should go and check out the rest of the Design Teams projects..they are amazing!!


  1. Amy...I love the embossing on your card! You did such a great job!

  2. The embossing on your card totally makes this card. Pink and black is one of my favorite combos!!!!

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  3. My thoughts were exactly what Nadja said!! Love it! Sometimes, simple is best!

  4. So adorable Amy, but I have to tell you, when I saw the sneak peek on My Cricut Craftroom I thought it was going to be a pregnancy announcement card. Ha! Ha! Ha! Either way, it is soooo cute!!

  5. Funny you should say that! Making it an announcement was my original plan, but I didnt want to offend anyone. Will definitely be making some though! LOL