Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February Blog Hop - Think Pink

This month Close To My Heart is having a special sale on favorite PINK papers, inks, and embellishments, as well as some gold embellishments, so our blog hop is all about giving you ideas for using those pink elements.
You 're on the right track if you have just come from Alyson Mayo's blog. To see the entire list of participants, visit Melinda Everitt's blog here.  (We're having an ice storm as I type, so I'm hoping I can finish this post without the power going out.)

I used Cricut Design Space, basic shapes, and the Artistry cartridge to weld a heart background to a rectangle border for two versions of  my 6.5" x 5" card. The shape will also fit a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

Here is my cut file in case you have the Artistry cartridge and would like to use the welded image I made. I cut two of these using the light side of the Blossom cardstock and one from the darker side.  I backed the cut panel with watercolored flowers from the Adventures Fundamentals paper pack. I placed some Bashful and Gold Glitter papers behind a few of the hearts,p then used pop dots to create dimension. I embellished  a couple of hearts with pink Bashful Pearls (out of stock now) and added gold ribbon from the Basics Ribbon pack.

This second card was easier to make with the lighter side of the Blossom cardstock mounted on Bashful cardstock backed with a Raspberry mat. Then I filled the hearts with pieces from the cut I made from the darker side of Blossom cardstock. Then I used Thin 3-D Foam dots to slightly pop up a second cut of the lighter side, lining it up easily with the layer that was glued flat on the mat. I embellished it with White and Gold Ribbon, Gold Glitter Gems, and a Gold Heart Clip that fit perfectly on one of the heart cut-outs. The word "love" was cut from Gold Glitter Paper using the "love" Thin Cut that will be available again March 1st!

Now you're ready to move on to see what Darlys Recker has created for you!


Brenda Lapp said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing your cut file.

Darlys said...

Love your cards, especially the second. Love all the layers and use of the heart clip! TFS the file.

Michelle said...

Very pretty cards with the die cuts. I think the second one is my favorite!

Melissa Robinson said...

That love card, with the gold heart clip...LOVE!

Haley D. said...

Very pretty!

Catherine Nowak said...

Wonderful cards! I love the touches of gold particularly the gold clip.