Adrienne here, from Eagle Canyon Arts. This is my first post for She's a Sassy Lady, and I am very pleased to be part of Sheila's great team of creative artists. Sheila's Gypsy tutorials were instrumental in helping me learn to get the most out of my Gypsy machine. Thanks, Shelia for the opportunity to contribute as a member of your team of wonderful crafters!
This project uses several Close To My Heart products including the exclusive CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge. The inspiration for this card comes from a video I found online. The video takes you step-by-step through assembly of the card.
CTMH Supplies needed:
1. Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z1790)
2. "Baroque Borders" Acrylix stamp (August 2012 S1208) note - since this was a stamp of the month, substitute another border stamp, such as "The Best Things" (C1503) if needed.
3. "Casual Expression - Occasions" Acrylix stamp (D1525)
4. "Scrapbook Statements Poets" Acrylix stamp (C1539)
5. "Family Love" Acrylix stamp (D1506)
6. Exclusive Inks - Desert Sand (Z2118)
7. Exclusive Inks -Twilight (Z2160)
8. 4"x5" Acrylix stamp block (Y1012)
9. 3"x3" Acrylix stamp block (Y1006)
10. Sponge Daubers (Z726)
11. Liquid Glass (Z679)
12. Card stock - Desert Sand (1273)
13. B&T Duos Paper - I used Florentine (X7153B) no longer available, sorry
14. Base card - 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" or similar (in this case I did not use a CTMH product)
15. Adhesives of choice (ATG gun for card paper, glue dots for 3D decorations)
16. Cricut Gypsy machine (optional)
17. Cricut machine
18. Craft scoring board
To make the card:
1. Using your Gypsy (or inputting directly into your Cricut machine if you prefer), find the designs on the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge needed for this project:
a. Emblem - p. 63, "Card" setting - (row 4, column 3) height 2"
b. Double fan - p. 50, "3D" <s> setting - (row 2, column 10) height 1 1/2" (note - make TWO of these, as indicated in the cartridge workbook, in order to make a circular "fan")
|Gypsy with pattern for 2 cards|
|Layout on mat, ready to cut. Note grid used to check paper is aligned properly.|
3.a. Ink up border stamp with desert sand ink and apply to cut desert sand card stock.
b. Distress edges of card stock with desert sand ink using sponge dauber.
c. Affix card stock to front of card and distress edges of card front with desert sand ink using sponge dauber.
|When using a big stamp, I bring the ink TO the stamp, decreasing the potential for ink overlap on the acrylic block|
|Distress edges with desert sand ink|
|Distress card edges with desert sand ink|
|Whenever possible, I make TWO cards|
|Stamp on right shows ink "beading" - I was too slow!|
|Using a bone folder saves my fingers!|
|See - two little accordions!|
7. Adhere more glue dots to the back of the emblem and place it firmly on the front of the fan.
|The emblem on the right is centered - the photo just looks off center|
|Birthday sentiment from "Scrapbook Statements Poets"|
|Anniversary sentiment from "Family Love"|