Saturday, 16 January 2010

All you need is love!!!

da, da, da, da, da.. Try getting that song out of your head today!! Hi Everyone.. Well, January is whizzing along quite nicely but all too soon we will be in February and you know what that brings, that's right Valentines Day!
We had a delivery this week of all the NEW Cricut cartridges.. It was not easy to make a decision of which ones to have, so YES I grabbed one of each before anyone could say "you have enough already".. Enough!!! pah!! NEVER!
My favourite is undoubtedly Hertitage.. OMG! the silhouettes on this cartridge are simply amazing and I have numerous ideas for Scrapbook pages and cards for these images.. To be honest there is not a cartridge I do not like and these are the other ones I grabbed.. Tie the Knot, Sentimentals, Easter, Mothers Day, Love Struck, Forever Young, Destinations, & Songbird.. I have Serenade coming at the end of the Month as well as my Gypsy, so that should keep me more than occupied well into Spring, if not Summer!!! As it was the first one I put my hands on I had a play with Tie the Knot.. Full of images for Weddings, Engagements and Celebrations in general,this is what I came up with..
I cut the Corset image @ 5 1/2" using some vintage looking patterned card stock, then using the Blackout function I cut the same image @ 5 1/2 with Gold Mirror cardand stuck the 2 together using Pinflair Glue..
I wanted to add a lace trim to the bottom of the image but I only had it in White, so using some Sandal Alcohol Inks I dyed it to a more vintage look therefore more in keeping with my project.
It needed a little something on the lace however. Cream beads would have been ideal, did I have any to hand?.. emm NO!.. So, you know me, if I can't find something I need, then I make it, or at the very least adapt something to fit.
I did have some Silver adhesive stones, so I took a Copic pen (Lionet Gold Y28) and coloured some of the stones in.. I could have used a Gold ProMarker, but it was too shiny a Gold and the Lionet Gold fitted perfectly. This is another great use for your Copic or ProMarker Pens, they also colour Peel Offs brilliantly!
To add a little more interest to the final card I punched a heart border into piece of shiny card stock left over from Christmas, New Years resolution fulfilled, "Use card stock I already have".. Check!! I used the Martha Stewart Lace Heart Border Punch, great for going through thicker card stock..
Finally piecing all the bits together and adding a simple Valentines sentiment has finished off the card.
I was really pleased with the outcome of this project so I made a couple more.
This one is in Silver, using Flowers and Bows from the Monochromatic Capsule Collection which is part of the current Do Crafts Essentials Promotion.This however is my favourite.. Valentines?, maybe.. Wedding? DEFO!I know it's difficult to see but I have punched into the background Vellum using the Martha Stewart Deep Edger Heart Punch, subtle, but effective.I hope you like these samples and they give you some inspiration to get going with some loving cards of your own.
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  1. oh boy, you sure are lucky having all those new cartridges (and all in ONe go!!). Really really love the body you made! So glam :):) Bring on more I say :) (Must be easy with all those new goodies).

  2. These are great cards - love all 3. I can't wait for my "Tie the Knot" cartridge to arrive. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Saw these cards today in the shop...fab!!!

    Wondered what had happened last night when the title of this post popped up but there was nothing there - worth the wait, more of your fab work Andy.

    Toni :o)