Monday, April 16, 2012

CTMH Create Banner

A few weeks ago I found a great blog Exploring Cricut. If you haven't found it yet be sure to check it out. There are some fabulous projects featured there and some challenges to get you going.

I was thrilled when Diane asked me if I'd consider being a Guest Designer for them this week. I hope you enjoy the project I created and it inspires you to explore your cricut a little more. ;o)

I've been wanting to create this banner for a while with the new CTMH Lucy papers. I adore pink and the papers match my studio perfectly.

I used my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge to cut all of my pieces from the Lucy paper packet. With the AP cartridge there's no need to cut down pieces or file them away when you want to cover chipboard. I simply match up the shapes to the CTMH chipboard and cut the size they are. How easy is that?!

I used Liquid Glass to adhere the paper to the chipboard pieces. It dries really quick and has a good solid bond. I want this lasting a long time hanging in my studio.

Next I inked the edges of all my cuts with my Grey wool ink pad.

For the flowers I took Blush and Creme Brulee with my Hooray Boquet stamp set and stamped the flowers. Even though the stamp set doesn't match this flower it's big enough to cover them and I wanted the patterns on my flower. Using a tone on tone makes a great effect when stamping flowers.

Here's a close up of some of the detail. I used our Seam Binding ribbon to hang it up by. You can use ink to color it any color you like. I chose to leave it white for this project. I used my white pen to add some detail to my butterflies and flowers and then added my bling.

I hope you enjoyed my banner today and come back soon to visit me again. If you'd like to order any of the products I used in todays post I'd love to be your consultant. Here's a complete list with links or you can click on the shopping basket to peruse all of our great products!

Supply List:
CTMH Art Philosophy collection
Banner is from the Art Philosophy collection or we have several others you can choose from.
Lucy Paper Collection
Hooray Boquet stamp set
Acrylix Block
Grey Wool Ink Pad
Blush Ink Pad
Creme Brulee Ink Pad
Itty Bling
Seam Binding Ribbon
Liquid Glass

Tina Gale


The Creative Mommy said...

Great job on this banner!!! I love the Lucy paper also!!! Great choice using that stamp also!!!

Thanks do much for being a guest designer at Exploring Cricut!

Crafty Hugs,

Diane said...

Love your banner so much and the paper is beautiful. Thanks for being our guest designer at Exploring Cricut this week.

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful banner!!! Love the colors! Thank you so very much for being our Guest Designer at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

Kim said...

Great banner Tina! I love the detail of the little butterfly between the pennants!
Thanks for being our guest!

Melody Lane Designs said...

I just love! Love your blog too.

Okispice said...

How adorable! I'm going to try to recreate it with the Chantilly papers, if you don't mind. I just love it!