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Friday, August 10, 2012

Art Philosophy Card Hop

Welcome to our August Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. 
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies.  There will be lots of fun projects.

This month we will be showcasing the "Decorative layer" (shift no shift) features of the cartridge. 

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

My project is this wintery card made from the Art Philosophy cartridge from Cricut@.  I used the card (shift) option on page 27 to make the card base.  From there I continued to make the additional decorative layers to dress up the snowflake as it lifts off the page with pop dots.  I also distressed both the stamp frame and the dark blue with white ink to give it a frosty look.  The papers (except the card base) are all shimmery so the inks had a tough time being bright - so the white was a nice way to dress it up.

I also used the cut out snowflake from the card to dress up the inside as it is cut out in the negative - so I put the white shimmer on the front and hid it so you'd only see it from the inside.  I used the denim stamp pad to distress the edges of the inside message and the Flakey Friends stamp set to do the inside message...  I really love this stamp set since SNOW makes you feel a bit like winter...  I can almost (ALMOST...) see my breath!!  LOL  I hope you enjoyed this hops' creation!

Materials used:
My Acrylix Flakey Friends stamp set
sponge daubers
Cricut@ Art Philosophy
White Daisy Exclusive Ink
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink
Lt blue narrow ribbon
shimmer paper, dk blue, dk red, and pearl white (not CTMH)
Outdoor Denim card stock
Pop dots (mini - some cut in 1/2)
Foam tape 1/2"
Tombow Adhesive

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Stephanie.  Click here to go to her blog.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Lucy ~
Darla ~
Diana ~
Wendy Kessler ~
Carolyn ~
Stephanie ~
Joanne ~
Laura W. ~
Kindred Hearts -
Pam Stewart ~
Carolyn Mendoza ~

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We hope you have enjoyed all of our projects!

Feel free to leave me a trail of your breadcrumbs in my comments and let me know what you think!  I would love to hear from you...  Also, feel free to join my blog so you will get updates, see new projects and can share in the fun!!  I hope you enjoy...  Carolyn


  1. Wonderful card! Love that stamp set! You did a great job!

  2. Your card is very nice :) I really like circle cards and yours is very nice.

  3. Love how you used it for the inside too.

  4. I love snowflakes!! Loved how you used the snowflake & sentiment.

  5. Cute card Carolyn. Hugs, Gloria

  6. Carolyn! Love, love, love this!! TFS :)