Friday, September 22, 2017

Design Space Friday using Contour to Create a Base

Last week I shared how to use the Design Space contour tool. Today's video will show you how to create the base for the rose card.




Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Inspired Clean and Simple Card

I love how easy peasy it can be to create cards. I always need a thank you card to share with my Close To My Heart customers and friends.

Here is a simple card (three versions) created using painters tape, sponge, inks, and two stamp sets - National Stamping Month stamp set  From the Heart (CC1228) and the Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed (S1709).

Check out the video below to see how I made this card and the other three versions shared below.

In this version, I used Espresso, one of the nex basic colors for the flowers and sentiment.










To add a little texture, I dry embossed two lines above and below the stamped sentiment.

In this final version, I used Nutmeg, another of our new Basic palette colors, for the sentiment.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Design Space Friday - Contour Tool

There was a request for how the contour worked in Design Space so today's video will share how to remove contours.

The contours of an image are the cut lines. Using the contour tool allows you to remove cut lines from an image.

This card shows how the rose overlay was duplicated and the contours of the flower removed to create a solid rose image (dark pink) for the background (light pink).


And remember the inside and envelope.

The video will share how to use the contour with a honeycomb image. I will share how to create the rose in a future video.

Enjoy and please leave a comment, I love to hear from you.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tip and Technique Tuesday

Okay it is technically Wednesday! There is so much inspiration shared by Close To My Heart consultants and here is my version of a card shared by Karen Barlow, a sister consultant.


I used the Merry Christmas (M1184), Gold Foil paper (new), and Fern, Ruby, and New England Ivy ink. I added some gold embossing for the berries to tie in the gold foil paper.

For the video to share the technique, I used Fall colors, Ruby, Poppy, Saffron, Fern, and Nutmeg.


And don't forget the inside and the envelope.

Enjoy and if you don't have a consultant and would like any othe products seen here, please click SHOP NOW!




Friday, September 8, 2017

My Acrylix® Stronger Together (C1716)

I love how Close To My Heart is always there for community! We believe in the good that comes when we work together as a community. As the stamp set name states WE TRULY STRONGER TOGETHER!

Stronger Together C1716


In order to be able to support multiple needs, Close To My Heart has determined that proceeds from the sale of the Stronger Together stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross, which provides relief efforts to multiple disasters, and which will allocate the funds to where they are needed most.

All the proceeds - including the amount that would normally go toward paying commissions - from this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross.

Our hearts go out to all.

Design Space Friday Templates

We now have an option for set canvas in the use of templates. The set canvas shapes have been added to Design Space 3 in the Template option found on the tool bar to the left of the canvas.

In my tutorial today I am sharing how to use the Cricut Explore template to customize my new Explore Air 2 -- Did you know you can host a party and purchase a Cricut Explore Air 2 through Close To My Heart? It comes with the new You Are Here digital cartridge!

Host a party with sales of $450 (so doable) and it opens the option to purchase a mint colored Cricut Explore Air 2 for only $299 with the digital cartridge FREE which means you are saving $79.99 on the machine!!

Here is my new mint green Cricut Air 2 with the first of the personalization!






Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cats & Bats Oh My

I am loving the Cats & Bats paper collection. And it is not just for Halloween, look for some cool artwork sharing how to change things up!!


Let's look at the Cats & Bats Workshop Your Way - the best value!!

Kit contents:
1 – Cats & Bats paper packet (X7224B)
1 – Cats & Bats Complements (X7224C)
6 – cardstock sheets (2 Black, 1 Emerald, 3 Pebble)
1 – Cats & Bats dots (Z4028)
1 – black shimmer trim (Z1809)


Use the materials in this kit and the online instructions found below to create three coordinating scrapbook layouts.


Here is a video sharing the beauty of this collection