Thursday, August 6, 2015

CTMH's Newest Cricut Cartridge: Artistry Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop celebrating Close to My Heart's Newest Cricut Cartridge: Artistry!


If you came here from Krista Hershberger's blog, you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of hoppers here.

When I sat down to create my project for this blog hop, I really struggled.  But, please don't think it's because I couldn't come up with an idea!  It's because I HAD SO MANY IDEAS I COULDN'T DECIDE WHICH ONE TO DO!  There are SO many fun images on this cartridge...you are going to LOVE IT!!  Let's take a look at the 4x4 card project I've created for you:



There's a lot of fun things going on with this card, so let me point some of them out.

First, the background.  I used an overlay cut from the Artistry cartridge and the Contour tool in Design Space to create two stencils that I cut out of transparency film.  I love that my Explore can cut so many different materials!  Here's a screen shot of what the two stencils looked like.

Basically, I have one where I removed the outer cut so that all was left was the paw prints.  The other one, I went through and removed all the paw prints so that all that was left was the outside.  This way, I was able to use my Sponge Daubers to add two different colors.  I did the Paw Prints in Cotton Candy and then sponged around the outer edge in Whisper.

You can also see where I used the Contour tool again to cut an additional heart for the kitty out of our Pink Glitter Paper.   I love how I was able to tie the elements of the card together using my Explore to make such intricate cuts in the glitter paper.  It adds a touch of bling to this sweet card!

I also used my Sponge Dauber to sponge Whisper ink onto the edges of the kitty to give her a bit of dimension.  Finally, I used our 3-D Foam Tape to pop up the sentiment a bit.

Here are two project created by the artists at Close to My Heart's home office using Artistry:




Now, hop on over to Wendy Coffman's blog to see what she's created for you!

24 comments:

  1. So creative! Love the template idea! :)

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  2. Love that you showed us how to use the Artistry to make a stencil. Love your sweet card!

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  3. Your card is so FANTASTIC Terrie!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me with your creativity! :)

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  4. Precious- love the way you created your background paw prints.

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  5. I already have made that stencil. Love it on your project

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  6. Oh my goodness Terrie, this card is adorable! Love the paw prints as a stencil for the background! I'm going to have to card lift this one for my stepmom that loves cats!

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  7. You took it to the highest level this is so cute using awesome ideas ...so out of the box great work...so cute cute cute!

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