Saturday, March 1, 2014
In Love with Heart 2 Heart
Have you ever looked at a Cricut shape and wished you had a dimensional for it? Well wish no more! Caroline at Caroline's Creations regularly publishes links to tutorials, one of which was this post about a faux letterpress technique. In it Jennifer McGuire also shared her technique for making a dimensional sentiment which I in turn used to create the sentiment for Heart 2 Heart's challenge to "Let Love Inspire You." I used the Artbooking cartridge to cut each letter three times out of Colonial White cardstock, glued them in a stack and then topped them with the letters cut from Medium Brown glitter paper.
For the rest of the card, I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the card on page 65 twice, once at 5.50 and once at 5.0 inches. I trimmed off the back on the smaller card to save to use as a layer on a future card, ran the front piece though my Cuddlebug with Close to My Heart's new Quatrefoil embossing folder and then layered it on to the larger card base. I used the Artiste cartridge to cut the flowers and leaves (page 54). To give the leaves some definition and dimension, I lightly sponged the edges with some Copper metallic ink from Color Box then curled them. A few Brown Opaques (retired) added some pop to the flowers. To keep the opaques from being buried too deeply, I filled the centers of the flowers with Liquid Glass, let it dry, and then attached the opaque.
For the layout I used this Freshly Made Sketch:
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Colonial White cardstock, Brown Glitter paper
Ink: Copper by Color Box
Embellishments: Brown Opaques (retired), Colonial White ribbon (retired), Quatrefoil embossing folder
Other: Artbooking, Artiste, and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges