Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Create a Banner to Hang

This post was written by guest blogger Carol Horton. Carol is a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. Please visit her website at carolh.myctmh.com and her blog here: carol-scrappininparadise.blogspot.com

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I am truly fortunate to be Scrappin In Paradise here in Florida. As a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant, I make a lot of projects to showcase things customers can make using CTMH products. When CTMH released the Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle Cartridge, I wanted to show some of the diverse things you can make using it. Many times, I end having these little things around and never get a chance to use.

The project I made hangs in my classroom. It has a combination of cuts from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I took one of the CTMH My Creations Banners and inked the edges using Tulip ink. Then I covered it with Roxie papers that I cut in the banner shape from the AP cartridge. The letters for my name are the decorative layer font. There are little circles cut out of the letters, but I chose to put Mocha Opaque adhesive gems into the spaces.

There are various swirls, and frills, 3-d flowers with Mocha Opaques in the centers, layered flowers with dyed crocheted flowers in the centers, and the "key to knowledge" all cut from this same cartridge.

Images are raised using pieces of cardboard layered under them at various thicknesses.

In the "space" banner, I cut several rose images from another sheet of paper and layered them onto the banner itself. I added some Pearl Opaques to the swirl.

The flowers in the centers are made using the white crocheted flowers that I dyed using Tulip reinker and layered onto several flower cuts from the cricut cartridge.


The flower and the butterfly are each two part images layered together. Either piece could be used independently, but they look so great together.

Products Used (All CTMH)

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle
Z1378 My Creations Banner
X7140B Roxie L2 Paper (used Bulk)
Z1333 Mocha Opaque Adhesive Gems
Z1336 Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2166 Tulip Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2266 Tulip Exclusive Inks Reinker
Z697 Sponge

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