Sunday, August 4, 2013

Artbooking in August- week 1

Are you ready to get creative??  Let 40 talented CTMH consultants inspire you with creativity this month.   Each Monday in August, we will be posting artwork created using the brand new CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.

Our challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.  ( yes - we all have retired paper packs in our 'stuff' and this cartridge is perfect for using up paper!!)  Our mission was to design each of the following:

1. 2 page layout 
2. Card
3. Mini Book4. Home decor or giftable item 
 
If you are stopping by from Shalana's blog- you are headed in the right direction!  If you are just starting the hop here- no problem!  You'll find the link to the next stop at the end of this post.
 
I decided to start the month by posting my card project!
 
I couldn't help but play with the Christmas designs and our beautiful glitter paper.
 
Here are the pages in the cricut booklet I chose to work from:
 
From the top page I chose the larger overlay at the bottom, and the "merry and bright".  All sizes below are at "real dial size" the overlay was cut from Ruby cardstock at 5".  The "merry and bright" are cut from our brand new green glitter paper (YES!  You CAN use the CTMH glitter papers in your cricut) cut at 1.5 inches. 
 
The reindeer was selected from the second Christmas page.  The deer was cut at 4 inches from black glitter paper.
Other supplies used:  Cotton candy cardstock, red shimmer trim.
 
Putting it all together:  Green glitter paper cut at 4.25x5.5 was attached to a card base with your typical tape runner AND a few dots of liquid glass in the corners and middle.  I do this because glitter paper is relatively thick and heavy and the liquid glass provides the permanent hold you want from a card.  The cotton candy was just 1/8 inch smaller.  I also used liquid glass in addition to tape runner to stick the cotton candy paper to the green glitter paper.
 
The Overlay is best attached with a glue pen.  The red shimmer tape is self adhesive and the deer and words were also attached with a glue pen.  this card really went together quite quickly!
 
 
Next - head over to Priscilla's blog to see her fun creation!
 
 
If you are interested in purchasing any of the supplies I used... you can find them here:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

16 comments:

Shalana said...

Very nice card Traci! I love the color combination!

Amy McVey said...

Love this card Traci. And the glitter paper is fabulous!

Adeline E. Brill said...

I am ready for some holiday glitter! Great job!

Linda Pekrul said...

Very pretty!

Jean M. said...

Very pretty!

Deb Killian said...

Very nice... I've been dying to see the bricks overlay! Love this! TFS

Casandra Bennett said...

I can't resist all that glitter. Very sparkly and fun!

Paige Dolecki said...

Awesome card- love the deer cut in the glitter papers!

Studio Scrapping with Amy Ulen said...

Your use of the glitter paper is fantastic! Great card!

Rebecca said...

Love this card, its so bright. I need to try out the glitter paper!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love all the glitter paper you used--it really sparkles and I love it!
:) Marie

Emily Anderson said...

So glittery! Wish I could see this card in person, I bet it's stunning.
TFS

Scrappy Caren said...

Love how you used the glitter paper. I am going to have to try that. Any difficulty cutting the glitter paper? Any hints?

Michelle Morrissey said...

Love the card, Traci! Can't wait to see what you show us next week!

Traci Godbee said...

No hints needed! The CTMH glitter paper cuts like butter in your cricut and doesn't ruin your blade!!!

Josie0602 said...

Gorgeous card!!