August 26, 2013

Howdy - Adrienne, guest designer from Eagle Canyon Arts and tickled pink to be here today.  Thanks so much to Sheila for inviting me to participate!  It is so much fun to be on the Sassy Lady design team.

It is never easy to see friends move away, even when we know it is for the best.  The French always say, "Au Revoir", which means, "Until we meet again", a very hopeful outlook.  Here is a card made for such a time.

This project uses several Close To My Heart products including the exclusive CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. 

Close To My Heart Supplies Needed:

Papers  - "Stella" (no longer available) and small scraps
Inks - Ruby Z2170  Cocoa Z2114  Lagoon Z2195
Embellishments - "Stella" workshop lace and button (no longer available)
Stamp Set - "Bonjour Occasions" B1414 (retired)
Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686)
Colonial White Card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (X1410) (link is to the 50 card value pack)
Liquid Glass (as adhesive) (Z679)

Non-CTMH Supplies:

Embossing Machine (Big Kick) and Folders ("Botanics")
Cricut machine (plus Gypsy, if desired)
Adhesives of choice

To make the card: Choose your embossing materials, cut your main paper at 1/4" less than the size of your card and emboss that paper for the front of your card.

Sizzix "Botanics" Embossing Folder
Paper in folder ready to emboss
Embossing detail - pretty flowers!
Using your Gypsy (or inputting directly into your Cricut machine if you prefer), find the designs on the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge needed for this project.   

Heart - p. 26  Layer <s> setting (row 1, col. 5).  Cut one each at 1", 1.5" and 2.25"   
Scallop - p. 55 <Rctngle7>** (row 5, col. 4).  cut one at 1.5"

**(note - on the Gypsy, to me, this means NONE of the buttons are pushed on the left hand side where you pick icons or fonts and "shift" - clear as mud, right?  It would be the same thing on the Cricut keypad.)

Designs laid out on Gypsy
Papers loaded and ready to cut
Brush edges of card and embossed paper with ink
Attach main paper to base card

Brush edges of hearts with ink
Here's the pretty embossed paper on the card
Brush edges of scallop with ruby ink, stamp sentiment with cocoa ink, add embellishments and secure with liquid glass.  Note - Liquid Glass is wonderful for adding a 3-dimensional look to paper, details, or stamped images, making them sparkle and shine.  It is also terrific as used here - securing embellishments absolutely.  They WILL NOT fall off your card!

Completed card
Thanks for  joining me this time.  If you have any questions, feel free to send me a note.  Have a wonderful week and a safe Labor Day holiday.
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