Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Close To My Heart Blog Hop

For this month's blog hop we are high lighting the Layering technique on page 33 of the Close To My Heart spring/summer idea  book. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. 
We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit our challenge blog at where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.  You will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started! 
If you are coming from Tabbi's blog are on the right track,

 I created a card using the Stella paper pack and a colonial white card base. I used the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge only available from Close To My Heart. I cut a 3 1/2" frame in the pink paper, I cut the shape on pg. 51 of the Art Philosophy book in the left side of decorative layer. I then cut a 3 1/4" from the same page on the right side of decorative layer in the blue paper.  I  cut the Cocoa cardstock for the background  of the card base. I then cut a 31/4" circle from the cocoa cardstock 1/8" down and 1" from either side of the card. I then adhered the lagoon piece of patterned paper onto the card base. Next I adhered the cocoa cardstock to the card.front. Next I adhered the sunset piece of patterned paper to the card surrounding the cutout. Next I placed a large silver shimmer brad in the center of the lagoon piece of paper.

On the inside of the card I cut the same shape from page 51 of  the cricut cartridge. I cut the sunset piece at 3" and the olive piece at 2 1/2". I placed the olive piece 1/4" from the left side of the card and down 1/4". I placed the sunset piece 1" from the right side and 1/4" down, overlapping the olive piece. I placed a small shimmer brad in the center of each of these.

Next I stamped in sunset on the lower right hand corner the first part of my sentiment, I chose one from the  Just A Number stamp set on page 110 of the spring/summer idea book. I chose the saying Inside an older person is a younger person...wondering what happened. I stamped the last part of the saying on a piece of lagoon patterned paper 3/4" x 3" in the lower left corner on the inside of the card. I also rounded the corners of thee lagoon paper. I hope you enjoy using this technique in your future creative endeavors.

Thanks for stopping by. For more artwork using this technique continue on to Ann Marie's blog at Happy Hopping!