If it were up to me, my cricut cuts would look like these from Monique Griffith Designs:
Or these from Busy With the Cricky:
But instead, most of the time, my Cricut cuts look like this one from my Grandparents Calendar:
Disappointing, isn't it?
I have a few issues:
1. I generally prefer using plain colored cardstock because I have a hard time envisioning patterned paper in the shape I'd like. I also buy a lot of plain paper because it's cheap. Plain paper makes the cuts look flat and boring.
2. I'm not terrific at layering. This is actually one of my better examples. Look at how many layers Hello Kitty has. Way better.
3. I cannot figure out how to embellish these in an interesting way. I often find the little accent cuts annoying and don't know what to do with them other than going over them in a marker like I did above.
So I've decided to examine the pieces that I like, as well as doing a little research, and so I put together these techniques for you on how to decorate and embellish Cricut cuts. This will be a week long event with new tips each day! Hopefully I'll be able to give even you Cricut pros a few new ideas. Please become a follower so you can see what's new all week long and feel free to leave comments with links to your great ideas too! I'd also love if you grabbed & shared my button on your blog to let others know about this event. Thanks for stopping in & see you tomorrow with the first tip!