Thursday, 29 January 2015

Happy Birthday with Gus

I am dreaming of warm weather, white sand beaches and sparkling ocean waters.....

What better image to colour than "Gus" from Art Impressions to bring back that feeling of summer or vacation times.  I like to stamp and colour at least two images at a time, and then create my cards.  This image has great colours to pull from to match up papers, and I chose to pair with papers from Jubilee paper package ( CTMH retired).  I love the blues, yellows and reds featured in this paper.

Both cards use the same paper packages but with subtle changes, look completely different.

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge makes cutting the tag a snap to put together.   I added black hemp, black sparkles and black ink distressing, along with black stamped "happy birthday" to ground the bright colours.

The cranberry gingham pattern is the reverse side of the solid cranberry paper in the first card.  I still used black hemp and black sparkles with black stamped "hurry up and relax" sentiment.

The interior of the cards is the reverse sentiment to the other card.

I have entered these cards in the Heart 2 Heart January weekly challenges.   The first challenge was to complete a row on the tic tac toe board.  So with my first card I think I've completed both the middle horizontal and vertical rows.  What do you think?

- cricut - cut the tag with Art Philosophy (exclusive CTMH)
- ribbon - hemp tie on the tag which I hope counts as ribbon
- bling - black sparkles.
(all CTMH)
- cricut to cut the tag
- ribbon - hoping the hemp counts
- distressing - ink distressed the tab

Next challenge - birthday colour challenge.  My birthday is September which means I have to use Cranberry.

Cranberry is a featured colour of Jubilee paper package and the tags on each of the cards is cranberry.

If you want to play along with the Heart 2 Heart Challenges follow this link.




  1. Two challenges at once. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  2. Love them! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

    Brandi R.
    H2H DT member


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I am a wife, proud mom of 2, mother-in-law, Close to My Heart Consultant, and amateur photographer. I love paper crafting whether it is scrapbooking, cards, or 3-D items, and enjoy enabling - uh I mean teaching, others.