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Close to My Heart Artfully Sent Christmas Card

November 17, 2014

Welcome back

I have been very busy doing more Christmas cards and lots of other goodies for Gift Hutt.  Today  I would like to show you a card made using the new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  I have been having problems using Cricut Craftroom so had not been able to do much for a couple of weeks, but finally yesterday I was able to cut again.  I am still getting used to the new cartridge and  I have seen some amazing pieces of artwork on various Facebook groups I belong to.

For this card I have cut out the scene card on page 47 of the booklet at 7″ out of Glacier cardstock.  I then cut out a piece of White Daisy cardstock at 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ to use for the scene.  This is the first time I have sponged a background and it is not perfect but still gives an idea of creating the scene.  There are a number of different videos on YouTube if you would like instructions on how to do this.  To create the snow hills I have used scrap cardstock shaped to create the hills and I have used a combination of Glacier and Indian Corn Blue inks for the snow and added some Outdoor Denim for extra depth around the moon.  To make the moon I cut out a circle from a post it not at 1 1/2″ and used that to sponge the colours around to create the moon.  I softened the moon by sponging lightly over with Glacier ink.  I then stamped the Santa Claus from the Santa Claus Holiday stamp set with Slate ink to create the depth of the image.

CTMH Artfully Sent Christmas CardThe trees were cut out of New England Ivy cardstock using the Artbooking Cricut cartidge. I wrinkled the trees a little to create some dimension and then I used some white liquid applique on the trees for a snow effect (available on special while stocks last).  The deer and cute little bird has been cut from the Artfully Sent cartridge in Chocolate cardstock and I ripped a piece of green paper from the Yuletide Carol paper pack for the effect of grass in the foreground and the ripped edge has come up looking like snow. (Unfortuanately, CTMH do not provide glitter for sale as some prisma glitter over the applique would have just finished the project of so well – extra sparkle would have been good.)

Here is a close up view of the scene I have created:

CTMH Artfully Sent Christmas Card scene

I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Cheer stamp set using Glacier ink on White Daisy cardstock and matted it with New England Ivy cardstock and placed it on the front.  I then placed white enamel stars for a snow effect on the front.

My technique could do with some practice but I am still happy at how the card has turned out for my first effort.  And the good news is that CTMH  provide 5″ x 7″ envelopes to match so this card will be for sale at Gift Hutt and would make a very special card to give someone.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Glacier, New England Ivy, Chocolate, 

Paper – Yuletide Carol

Inks – Glacier, Slate, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artbooking

Stamps – Holiday Cheer, Santa Claus Holiday

White enamel stars

I have some more Christmas ideas coming up and will post them over the next week.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 





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