Sunday, August 18, 2013

Artbooking in August- Happy Birthday Tag & Card



Welcome to Week #3 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Last week's artwork was so amazing and this week over 35 creative consultants are at it again!


Their challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.  Their mission was to design each of the following:

1. 2 page layout 
2. Card
3. Mini Book 

4. Home decor or 'giftable' item

They were able to choose what to make and when to post it. AND if they wanted to add stamps to their designs, that was OK.  This week they will add another great design to the challenge and I am anxious to see what everyone has created!

Remember this is a circular blog hop and if you get lost or confused along the way, the list is posted on Adeline's blog here.
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Today I have a tag and card that I've created with Cricut Artbooking along with Cricut Artiste.

I started with this:

 
*Hexagon overlay: Key "Family", 7.5"
*Tag:  key "All star", 2.5" real dial size
*Flower:  Key "D", 3" real dial size
*Leaf:  Key "D", 3/4" real dial size
*Bracket:  Key " ", 2" real dial size
*Pear & Black ink
*Cotton Candy Markers


I was inspired by the canvas I made a few weeks ago, and decided to go with a hexagon background for my tag.  Initially I thought I could use the hexagon overlay as a mask and spray some glimmer mist on the tag to create the background... but paint/reinker mix was not working out and it was bleeding through the overlay- what a mess.  Instead I decided to sponge the ink on, using the overlay as a mask- so much better!  I added a rolled flower and leaf at the bottom, and my sentiment from Heartfelt Birthday Wish



Using some of the same supplies and cuts from Artbooking, I created a card.  I used the gift card cut from Cricut Artiste and Laughing Lola papers.  

*Flower:  Key "D", 3" real dial size
*Leaf:  Key "D", 3/4" real dial size
*Bracket:  Key " ", 2" real dial size
*Black Shimmer Trim
*Heartfelt Birthday Wish
*Black ink
*Gypsy Markers

*Laughing Lola papers

 


The next hopper on our list is Linda's Blog.  I know you'll be inspired by her and the rest of the hoppers!  HAVE FUN!!!

10 comments:

Adeline E. Brill said...

What a clever idea for a tag!

Deb Killian said...

Love these tags and gift card holders. I am finding Artbooking and Artiste make an unstoppable combo!

Jean M. said...

Beautiful!!!

Maureen said...

Love both-- they are simple, yet stunning!

Jayma Malme said...

So cute...I love how you used the overlay as a stencil!

Casandra Bennett said...

I wondered about the spray pen with the overlay. Thanks for letting us know how it worked (or didn't) for you. I love that tag! My favorite colors together. :)

Katy said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! How CUTE is that hexagon tag!!! On my "case" list for sure!

Rebecca said...

Love the tag and card. Thanks for sharing.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Thank you so much for participating in this first time ever blog hop! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Lalia H. said...

Thanks for the info about sponging a mask instead of spraying it. That's exactly the info I was looking for!

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