Friday, October 10, 2014

Mixed Media Inspired Thanksgiving Tag

It's Canadian Thanksgiving Day this Monday and so here's a Thanksgiving tag I made that was inspired by a variety of mixed media canvases I've seen:

I used my Cricut Explore to cut the tag (Platin Schoolbook cartridge) and flowers (CTHM Art Philosophy cartridge). The leaves/branches are a die (Winter Branch) from Die-Namites Cutting Dies. I also used various papers, lace, glitter, some washi tape and rhinstones/half pearls. For texture, I ran the tag through my Cuttlebug with the Poppy embossing folder by Anna Griffin. The brick pattern on the right hand side was created with a stencil I cut with my Explore (CMTH Artbooking cartridge) from a transparency sheet and drywall compound. Colour was added to the cuts, the lace and over the "bricks" with Copics, Silks Acrylic Glaze and Momento inkpads.

 Hope you like my tag.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Christmas Cards -Cricut Explore Print Then Cut

I've been trying out the Print Then Cut feature of the Cricut Explore using the Santa's Village cartridge that was originally made for the Cricut Imagine. Here are two Christmas cards with the Santas printed with my HP laser printer then cut on the Cricut Explore.
Thanks for checking out my cards.