CTMH’s Newest Cricut Cartridge: Artistry Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop celebrating Close to My Heart’s Newest Cricut Cartridge: Artistry!

If you came here from Krista Hershberger’s blog, you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of hoppers here.

When I sat down to create my project for this blog hop, I really struggled.  But, please don’t think it’s because I couldn’t come up with an idea!  It’s because I HAD SO MANY IDEAS I COULDN’T DECIDE WHICH ONE TO DO!  There are SO many fun images on this cartridge…you are going to LOVE IT!!  Let’s take a look at the 4×4 card project I’ve created for you:

There’s a lot of fun things going on with this card, so let me point some of them out.

First, the background.  I used an overlay cut from the Artistry cartridge and the Contour tool in Design Space to create two stencils that I cut out of transparency film.  I love that my Explore can cut so many different materials!  Here’s a screen shot of what the two stencils looked like.

Basically, I have one where I removed the outer cut so that all was left was the paw prints.  The other one, I went through and removed all the paw prints so that all that was left was the outside.  This way, I was able to use my Sponge Daubers to add two different colors.  I did the Paw Prints in Cotton Candy and then sponged around the outer edge in Whisper.

You can also see where I used the Contour tool again to cut an additional heart for the kitty out of our Pink Glitter Paper.   I love how I was able to tie the elements of the card together using my Explore to make such intricate cuts in the glitter paper.  It adds a touch of bling to this sweet card!

I also used my Sponge Dauber to sponge Whisper ink onto the edges of the kitty to give her a bit of dimension.  Finally, I used our 3-D Foam Tape to pop up the sentiment a bit.

Here are two project created by the artists at Close to My Heart’s home office using Artistry:

Now, hop on over to Wendy Coffman’s blog to see what she’s created for you!

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