Card Inspiration from Maya Angelou
Dr. Maya Angelou Video Inspiration
When I got up this morning, I checked my email and in it was a link to this video. I’m always inspired by Maya Angelou’s words, but this time I was inspired into action. When she said that we should aspire to “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud,” a card design immediately popped into my head!
The Card with a Free Cricut Design Space File
I actually used the same Mojo Monday 485 sketch from my last post. I really like this sketch and have a feeling I will use it often. Now, I’m not remotely happy with the way the coloring turned out. When I make this card again, I will use my ShinHan Markers instead of the Watercolor Pencils and Blending Pen. The purple paper comes from the Adventure Fundamentals, and it is so bright and vibrant that the watercolor gets lost against it. The markers would make the images pop. I’ll also stamp the flowers with Black Memento ink like I did with the rainbow and bunny. I had originally thought about paper piecing the rainbow, so I’ll try that next time, as well.
What I love about this card is that I learned something new on my Cricut today! I’ve used the Cricut Markers that came with my Explore, but none of them have a fine tip, so wouldn’t work with my card design. Since the sentiment was directly inspired from the Maya Angelou video, I had to find a way to make it work. I pulled out my purple Pilot Precise V5 Extra Fine pen and tried it in my Cricut…it fit!
Click on the image above for the free Cricut Design Space file for this card! If you haven’t used markers with your Explore, you should give it a try, because the possibilities are endless when you can create your own sentiments. I selected “Has a Writing Style” from the first list, the font that I wanted to use from the second list, and “Writing” from the third. Be sure to play with the letter spacing when you are using a sans serif font as the letters tend to blend together making them more difficult to read.
I hope you enjoyed the video and this card. Go out and “be the rainbow in someone else’s cloud” today!