I love working with black and white, so how could I resist the Color My Heart dare to use black and white with a pop of color? I had just gotten the Close to My Heart January Stamp of the Month which I could not wait to play with and the Freshly Made Sketch had this really cool diagonal, so I put my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge to work. To accommodate a sentiment, I split the swirly shape (page 60 cut at 1 3/4 inches) and then traced a template of copier paper to cut some white cardstock on which I had random stamped the roses from the SOTM, after which I realized I could have just used my template as a mask and stamped directly on the card...
I lightly filed the edges of the petals of my rolled roses (page 68 cut at 2 inches) to give them some definition and cut off the first two petals before rolling so that I would have a larger center to accommodate a pink sparkle. I used a sentiment from the Card Chatter Birthday set and popped it up with some foam tape. I also used the SOTM on the inside of the card and sponged a little Cotton Candy ink around the white cardstock to give a subtle pop on the inside.
This is the layout from Freshly Made Sketches:
I had a lot of fun with this card. I also had to cut a few swirls before I settled on the right size, so I am making cards with those which I will post, hopefully, tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi