Monday, September 15, 2014

2 Artfully Sent Cards from 1 Cut + Video of Handbook!

I had so much fun playing with my new Artfully Sent Cricut collection this weekend!!! I  feel so lucky to live only 2 shipping days from corporate...and a huge thank you for their quick shipping time right now. I made a total of 6 cards plus a matching envelope with envelope liner (yes--this cart had those, too!) The best part is that I only spent a couple of hours on Sat. and Sun. creating. I locked myself in my craft room while hubby played with Kailyn...we all had fun :)

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Today I first want to share the video I made for you. I'll show you what comes in the collection and walk you through the handbook (before I even looked through it!). Here it is...

Now here are the first 2 cards I made with this cartridge! I love that the "negative" cuts can easily be used in another card.
This is the first one I made, as the card is shown in the handbook. I used a piece of Thistle cardstock from our new Paper Fundamentals whimsy assortment. Can you see the lovely UV embossed pattern? I forgot to take a picture of the's the same pattern but purple/white instead of UV coated. It's so lovely in person...nice subtle eye candy! 

TIP: Use your scraps! To add the different colors I cut scraps of carstock and adhered them to the inside, then I covered the whole inside panel with a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the 5"x7" card.

This second card uses the negative cuts and has a whole different look. I cut a 5"x7" base, and then embossed a piece of 4.5"x6.5" cardstock with CTMH's dot embossing folder. (I love the deep pattern of our embossing folders.)

To ink it up, I took a Tim Holtz ink blending tool with Thistle ink. I laid the cardstock on copy paper and inked up the blending tool, then started off the page and rubbed the ink onto the page in a circular motion. I started off the page so I wouldn't have any "super inky" spots and it all blended nicely. I put most of the ink around the edges of the panel, then, without re-inking, rubbed the leftover ink in the center for subtle color just to make the dots pop.

Here's a good shot of the embossing--dots and the UV coating on the cardstock. I adhered the dots panel to the card with 3D foam tape.

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Let me know if you have ANY questions at all! Be back soon to share more cards!

CTMH supplies used:

Dot Embossing Folder

Paper Fundamentals Whimsy

Thistle Ink Pad

Adventure Cardstock
Purple Glitter Gems
(I used reg purple sparkles which are retired)

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