Welcome to our May Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop! As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant. If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Michelle's blog, My Creations with Michelle then you are in the right place!
Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but we also have a Wedding theme. There are so many weddings this time of year! Do you have any weddings coming up?
My Aunt is getting married tomorrow (May 18th, 2013) and I am making her table decorations! We talked about colors and she informed me they were going with yellow and white. So using the Artiste Cricut Cartridg, I decided to make a candle box, daisies and "tattered" roses.
Since my aunt wanted to pay for supplies, she wanted me to pick up items at my local Hobby Lobby.
I did use White Daisy cardstock to make candle box.
You will select a daisy flower cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, cut 3 at 3", 3 at 2.50" and 3 at 2". Then you will select the triangle spiral flower for the center and cut it at 2". 1 Cricut 12 x 12 mat will hold cuts to make 2 flowers. What I did to alternate the colors, I cut 9 sheets in yellow and 9 sheets in white (36 flowers in all).
For the rose, I selected the "tattered flower" from Artiste Cricut Cartridge. Cut 5 pieces at 3". I was able to make 3 sets of cuts (3 flowers) on one 12 x 12 mat. Tint edges with Buttercup Essentials Ink to give more added affect to flower.
The box I cut to fit 2 per one 12 x 12 mat. I welded hearts to give "window" appearance on box. I distressed scalloped edges with Buttercup Essentials Ink and added 2 wedding rings to each corner.
I use a low heat glue gun when making my paper flowers, it makes a nice clean and "tight" flower. The true benefit, it expedites the making process, due to not needing too much time to dry!
Your next stop on our "Happily Ever After" hop is Lucy's, Love 2 Create.
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way: