In honor of the new partnership between Close To My Heart and Cricut and the unveiling of the exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge, Art Philosophy, this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge is to use a die cut, Cricut, etc., in this week's creation. (You do have all month to play!)
I don't own a Cricut yet (in large part because I have a Pazzles), but my friend Debora let me come over and play with hers. Using the CTMH Art Philosphy cartridge, I cut this card base from Colonial White cardstock and the black & gray B&T nested piece from the Mishchief paper pack. The Cricut even cut out the fabulous scrollwork design on that piece! Rather than pair this piece with other papers from the Mischief collection, I chose to accent my card with Smoothie cardstock and ink.
The "with gratitude" sentiment fit perfectly on the oval shapes I had cut, so I inked it up with Smoothie and black. Then I added a little black ink to the edge to make it pop. As I lined up the pieces, I decided that scrollwork didn't "pop," so some Smoothie scraps came to the rescue! They are sandwiched between the Mischief B&T and the Colonial White base to give this card some serious pizzaz.
The flower embellishment is three 2" scalloped circles punched out of an old children's book. I inked the edges with Smoothie, pierced that gorgeous rhinestone brad through the center, then crumpled and fluffed the flower until I was satisfied with the results.
It's probably hard to believe that I thought the card needed a little more bling. Silver glitz gel (around the sentiment), a rhinestone button, and a new stick pin to the rescue! Va-va-va-voom!
Now it's your turn to grab a cutting or die cut machine and create to your heart's content. Be sure to use some CTMH products in your creation and then link up your project to the H2H Challenge blog. You'll also want to check out all of the Design Team's fabulous projects. I can't wait to see what your creations!
Supplies from Close To My Heart: Colonial White and Smoothie cardstock; Mischief paper pack; Many Thanks stamp set; Smoothie and Black ink; Bling assorment; Silver Glitz Gel; Rhinestone Designer Brads
Other: Cricut machine, old children's book