My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Artiste CTMH Cricut Cartridge Cards

Close to My Heart "Artiste" Cricut Cartridge, ProvoCraft Gypsy (hand-held design tool), and the Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition were used to create 4 greeting cards.
The main patterned paper was from a stack by Colorbok.
The patterned paper had a very white back.  I wanted to tone down the white.  I used the inking technique featuring the Twistable Crayola Crayons.  Click here for directions...
The center paper has been inked.  The inking is darker than shown in the photo.
The Spiral Flowers, leaves, and accent are on page 24 in the handbook.
Spiral Flowers meausre 3.73 inches/3.73 inches
Leaves measure 2.29 inches/1/40 inches
Accent flower measures 3.83 inches/3.73 inches
The doily cut is on page 28.
Doily measures 3.93 inches/3.73 inches
Leaves and Accent flower are cut from a 7 inch x 7 inch piece of green paper.
The 7x7 square was used to cut the 12x12 paper to fit the mat.
Images on mat.
Second set of images in different colors.
All the images from the "Artiste" cartridge.  Not all images will be used.
"Dusty Plum" ink by ColorBox was used to ink the bright/light pink paper.
The Spiral Flowers were created by rolling the paper and glue on the bottom to hold the flower in place.
The background papers for the cards were created using the Cuttlebug All-in-One Embossing folder "Thank You"
The 'sandwich' for using the All-in-One Embossing Folder is
B Plate
Embossing Folder with paper inside
B Plate
Coordinating solid colored cardstock was embossed to be used as the background.
Swirls and Flourishes were added to the cards using the
CTMH "Art Philosophy" Cricut Cartridge, Gypsy, and
Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition. 
Corner flourish is on page 58 in handbook 
Corner Trim measures 4.36 inches/4.41 inches
Straight Trim is on page 59 in handbook
Straight Trim measures 3.80 inches/1 inch
Card measures 5 inch x 7 inches
Paper is layered, flourishes added to the corners, 3 flowers, and sheer ribbon are used.  Flourishes are cut and used as accent pieces.
Side view.
Card measures 5 inches x 7 inches
Sentiment by Stampabilities "Comfort of God's Love"
Side view
Card measures 5 inches x 7 inches
Paper layered, doily used with plain circle and scalloped circle.
Sentiment from Michaels Craft Store $1.00 bin (Studio G)
Side view
Layered paper, lots of flourishes, doily has woven sheer ribbon around the edges 
and then tied in a bow.
Senitment by Hero Arts "Special Day"
Side view
Inside of cards
Top Left--Sentiment by Inkadinkado 5507-N
Top Right--Heartfelt Creations
Bottom Left--Stampendous "Blessed By You"
Bottom Right--Stampendous "Birthday Wish"
This is a fabulous Cricut Cartridge.  It is available through Close to My Heart and comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets, and chipboard images.  There is a font, rosettes, spiral flowers, 3-D objects, beautiful images, and much more!
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Lori said...

oh my! This is just gorgeous. You have really outdone yourself. I abosultely love this project!

Tanya/Nonna said...

What a lovely, elegant, gorgeous card! I love the soft rose background paper, it has such a vintage feel to it. Your flowers turned out wonderfully and everything looks fabulous!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very nice! Great flowers!

Shelley said...

Carolyn, these are beautiful. I hope you will show me how you made those beautiful flowers. I have cut some but could not put them together! LOL

Tammy said...

Carolyn, you have just festered my need for my cart to show up at my doorstep, I placed an order for it last week and now it cant get here soon enough. LOL I love all your work girl. HUGS

mschiddy said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the link about the twistable crayons, too. That looks like a fun technique!

Cropalcoholic!! said...

Great tutorial and such a beautiful card.

Erna said...

Really beautiful cards! Love love love the flowers!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Oh my goodness - these are absolutely stunning - thanks for all the ideas and inspiration. TFS

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW Carolyn! These are all so Beautiful! I LOVE the paper too... Simply wonderful! :O)

MLiss3 said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to get my Artiste cartridge. said...

These are all GORGEOUS!

ros said...

gorgeous design. and a good tutorial, thanks