Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Hello! I have had a very busy summer keeping the kids busy and enjoying the outdoors. While it has mostly been very hot and sunny here this summer, today is rather rainy and a wee bit cold, so I took some time to make this card using Mojo Monday sketch #254.

I used a few new products from the *New* Autumn/Winter 2012 CTMH Idea Book and Catalouge. The new products I used are: Clementine paper, Saddle ink, burlap ribbon, almond glitter gel, and brown and tan Sparkles. My favourite part of making this card was using the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I cut out the thanks bubble with my Cricut at the size specified on the stamp sheet, stamped the image, and, voila! A perfect accent.

I used direct to paper technique to apply the ink to the papers. I am right handed so, I did this by holding the open ink pad the long way with my thumb on the right long side, my index finger on the top short side and my other 3 fingers curled around the far long side. I then held the paper in my left hand and turned the paper clockwise as I swiped the ink on the edge of the paper. I popped up the small rectanglar section with foam tape and added almond glitter gel to the middle of some of the flowers. I also outlined the thanks bubble with the glitter gel. Finally, I added 3 sparkles with a paper piercer to the bottom right corner.

Smoothie: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, 4 3/8 x 1 7/8
Creme Brule: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8, 4 1/4 x 1 3/4
Clementine: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, 4 x 1 1/2
Smoothie, Creme Brule, Colonial White Card Stock
Clementine Paper Pack x7156B
Saddle Ink Z2171
Burlap Ribbon Z1760
Tombow Mono Adhesive 1514
Glitz Glitter Gel Almond Z1769
Stamp Set D1531
Artiste Cricut Cartidge Z1686 (comes with 3 stamp sets and 3coordinating Dimensional Elements)
Paper piercer Z1114
Sparkles-brown and tan Z1753
Foam tape Z1151

Saturday, 2 June 2012

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*Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase and available for free include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E-sized sets only. The following do not count as a qualifying purchase and are not available as a free set: customizable (K-size), Workshops on the Go
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Hello friends and fellow crafters! I have been thinking of starting a blog for some time, but have never seemed to find the time. Well, I don't have any more time, but here I am :) While I have dabbled in various creative endeavors, my main passion right now is paper crafting. Please join me here in my haven, my refuge, my space of escape as I explore my creative side.