|(Sorry for the bit of glare. The compass was SO difficult to photograph.)|
I also cut a circle silhouette from George and Basic Shapes using the same metallic cardstock which I had used for the shadow. I cut a full circle out of transparency too. These were positioned over the top layer of the compass to give it the look of a glass cover. I adhered these with small little pop dots. The needle of the compass was cut from Gypsy Wanderings and I used markers and ink to colour a tiny brad to match. I am so pleased with how the compass turned out!
I cut the heart and its shadow from a single piece of designer cardstock using George and Basic shapes and inked the edges to give some separation. After adhering the heart to its shadow, I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the script embossing folder. I did a bit more inking over the embossed script as well.
I also cut N, E, S, and W to use in the corners of the card and cut them from the same designer cardstock I had used for the compass needle and heart. These were cut from Plantin' Schoolbook and were inked. Initially, I had the N in the top left corner but then remembered my days of orienteering back at summer camp and realized that the needle of a compass always points north! As the needle is pointing to the heart, I quickly changed things to make sure everything was just right.
For the inside of the card, I created the sentiment in Microsoft Word. I did a bit of inking on the paper and finished things off by added some photo corners punched with an EK Success punch.
Fantabulous Cricut and show us what you can do with those dusty cartridges! I would love to see what you can create!
Challenges:Crop Stop: square with a die cut
Frosted Designs: use transparency
***I'm also entering this at Sweet Magnolia Rose's first blog hop challenge. Anything goes! Head on over and enter your project too!***