So, I belong to my local Woman's Club (which my oldest brother, bless his heart, says I'm too young for). Each club year, we host a reciprocity meeting, which is when we invite members of other clubs to join us. This year, the chair has asked me to make our invitations, so I made up a sample. It's based on what she told me her decorations will be. This may or may not be the exact final product, depending on feedback, but this is what I came up with.
I started by stamping the cup from the A Sip stamp set in White Daisy pigment ink on some Moonstruck CS. After heat embossing with white powder, I cut out the cup. Next, I stamped a group of flowers from the Flower Pot stamp set in White Daisy pigment ink on White Daisy CS. I then colored in the image using markers in Sunflower, Cotton Candy, and Topiary and cut it out.
After wasting time hunting through my Cricut cartridges, I discovered I didn't have anything with the shape I wanted to cut out without making it myself. So I opened up my trusty Make The Cut software and searched the gallery. I found the pretty scalloped circle shape with the cut outs, which was exactly what I wanted. I sized it on my virtual mat, making sure that the inner area would be large enough for my image plus a little. After cutting it from Moonstruck paper, I pulled in a circle from the Basic Shapes and sized it to fit inside the scalloped circle. I cut that from Baby Blue paper.
I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the front of my card, using a technique I got from Lisa Stenz, another CTMH consultant. You just emboss the upper portion, then turn it around and emboss the bottom portion, leaving a width plain for your sentiment. Using my Scor-Pal, I scored a line at the top & bottom of this strip. I stamped my sentiment from the discontinued Simple Invites stamp set in Moonstruck. I adhered my circles to the front of the card, then adhered my cut out stamped images using foam adhesive tape. I pulled some bright pink ribbon from my stash, and adhered it around the inner front edge of the card to finish it off.