Monday, October 19, 2015

Heart 2 Heart - Cricut Capers!

The challenge at Heart 2 Heart this week is to use your Cricut (or use some sort of die cut if you don't own a Cricut machine). Close To My Heart has the five BEST Cricut cartridges available anywhere! In the last 5 years, since the introduction of Art Philosophy, I think I have purchased two files for my Cricut machine in that entire time - otherwise, everything I have needed is on our cartridges! 

The card I chose to create is from an idea I found on Pinterest. 

I loved the idea that only part of the front was embossed so I searched how to create my own embossing diffuser (and promptly cracked my Cuttlebug machine while embossing... not a good thing!) I did manage, however, to emboss only the section of the card that I wanted to emboss :) 

The spray pen was another adventure - I don't have the Eggplant reinker yet so I had to mix THREE reinkers to get a close shade of purple (using Gypsy, Thistle and Pacifica). It took many tries to get a shade that was relatively close and you should have seen my white porcelain sink by the time I was finished... 

The Cricut cuts were the EASY part! A butterfly, two different vines and a banner and that's it - our Cricut cartridges make it SO easy! Add to that a few clear sparkles coloured with a ShinHan marker and that's it! 

Join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us your creation using the Cricut (or other die cuts). You have until the end of October to submit your entries. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Sangria Paper Pack, Eggplant Cardstock, Champagne Cardstock, Fern Cardstock
Stamps: Say it All
Inks: Eggplant, Reinkers: Gypsy, Thistle, Pacifica
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Chevron Embossing Folder, Spray Pen, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, ShinHan Marker - Sap Green



Paula said...

Very pretty, Alyson. I like the partial emboss, too :)

Hansi Brittain said...

I love all the mix of textures and techniques, particularly the spray over the partial emboss. Sorry about the sacrifice of your Cuddlebug in the cause of a beautiful card.

Lisa said...

So so pretty! I can imagine your sink! husband was quite miffed the day I was embossing with holographic powder in our bathroom. Lol. I think he ended up with a little glitter on his butt! Lol. Sorry for the image..... ;)