Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy & Sonoma

I made this card for a card exchange in my Close To My Heart unit.  I was so excited to have one of the winning entries with this card!  This was one of my first cards made with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the bird, wing and leaf from the cart and layered them on the card.

Supplies used include:
D1482 Love Life
Z2137 Olive Ink & Z2237 Re-inker

Just in case you are wondering about the supply list.  I did not have any Olive ribbon to match my card.  I used Olive re-inker and White Daisy ribbon to dye my own.   Dying your own ribbon is relatively simple.  I have found the easiest way to dye ribbon in bulk is with the help of a ziploc baggie.  I put reinker in my ziploc baggie, add a couple of drops of water, then add ribbon. Make sure the bag is tightly sealed!  Then simply move the ribbon around in the bag until the ink is absorbed.  I always start out with a small amount of reinker (3-4 drops), you can always add more later.  Once the ribbon has totally absorbed the re-inker, I remove the ribbon with my tweezers.  I then lay the ribbon out to dry.  Don't worry if your ribbon looks too dark, it will dry to a lighter shade. You could always speed the process by using your heat gun.  If the ribbon turns out too light of a shade, you can do the process again to darker the ribbon.

If you only need one piece of ribbon, you can easily dye the ribbon by running the ribbon over your ink pad.  I have found using a sponge dauber and holding the ribbon in place on the ink pad works well to get even coverage. Heat setting will quickly dry the dyed ribbon.

Hope you are finding time to create with the new Art Philosophy Cartridge!

3 comments:

Karen said...

I just found your blog through one of the other designers on the H2H challenge and started looked at all your artwork---just beautiful! I absolutely love this little bird! I know the flourish is from the Love Life set but did you paper piece the bottom wider part of the flourish with somona b&t? Don't know if you will see this comment but thanks for sharing!

Allisa said...

Thanks for taking a look around! The flourishes behind the bird are all stamped with the Love Life Set. The other flourishes are actually the Sonoma B&T paper. It is sheet two of the Level 2 kit. I made the placement of the mat, so that the flourishes were shown at the bottom and inked the edges. I love the Sonoma paper packet!

Karen said...

Thanks! The flourish behind the bird looks like the part that hangs below the bird is paper pieced but maybe I'm just seeing some texture from stampig. Very beautiful! Glad to see you on the Stamp of the Month Blog!

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