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!