Saturday, April 21, 2012

Card Patterns #162 Guest Designer and Dotty For You

A couple of weeks ago I entered this card into Card Patterns Challenge #159 and it won. My prize was the opportunity to be Guest Designer for week #162, which I am very excited about. You can check out this week's challenge here. I created the card below showcasing some of the fun papers in the special paper pack 'Dotty for You', available exclusively from Close To My Heart until the end of May.

And here is the sketch from Card Patterns:

Supplies: Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" - All materials CTMH except where noted
Paper - Dotty for You, White Daisy cardstock
Stamp Set - Happy Birthday
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Lagoon re-inker
Accessories - Bitty Sparkles, Clear Sparkles, Binder Clips, Baker's Twine, Seam Binding Ribbon (May Arts), metal flower (unknown)
Other - Cricut Art Philosophy, Bone Folder, 3D foam I thought I would also share the card below, which was the first card I created for this challenge, however when it was done I wasn't 100% pleased with it so decided to have another go at it. I like this card, just wasn't happy with the way I stamped it.
Supplies: Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" - All materials CTMH except where noted Paper - Dotty for You, White Daisy cardstock, Neena Classic Crest Solar White Stamp Set - Poppy Patch (Flourishes), Enjoy Every Moment Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Lagoon re-inker Accessories - Bling Button, Bling Pins, Black Waxy Flax, Seam Binding Ribbon (May Arts), Rhinestone brads, Dimensional Elements tag

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cricut Art Philosophy Fairytale Roses Tutorial

Hello all. It has been some time since I have posted here. Life has been pretty busy, so I haven't had as much opportunity to craft as I would like. In my last post I showed you how I made paper roses using CTMH's exclusive Cricut cartridge - Art Philosophy. Today, I would like to show you how I made the little cardstock roses on the card below.

As I mention in my video, this is not my original idea. I watched a couple of You Tube videos on how to make Prima Fairytale Roses using a punch from EK Success. I created this video to show you how you can make these roses using one of the images found on our Cricut cartridge.

I used Card Patterns sketch #159

See my video tutorial below.

Supplies - All materials CTMH except where noted - card size is 6 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Paper - Cherry-O (retired), English Rose (Kaiserkraft), Colonial White, Black, Baby Pink & Sweet Leaf cardstock
Stamps - Gracious Greeting (retired)
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Bamboo, Sweet Leaf
Accessories - Black wrinkled seam binding (MayArts), Natural Hemp, Black Opaques, lace (fabric store)
Other - Border punch (Martha Stewart), Cricut Art Philosophy, Spellbinders Small Ovals, Spellbinders Labels 10, 3D foam tape