Friday, March 18, 2016
A Hug In A Mug
Day 1... March 18- March 25, 2016 for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop.
This was also created for March 7th Heart2Heart Challenge, "Retirement" which can be retired paper packets, embellishments and stamp sets. I chose to use some of the "Retired" Paper Fundamentals design cardstock.
All die-cuts, stamped cacti and flowers, as well as the background, both the new and the retired designs, were used. The stamped images were fussy-cut, edges rounded and adhered to the background using 3D Thin Foam Tape to raise the center of each cacti.
Arizona cacti are all so beautiful in the Spring/Summer Season. We might not have much green grass but the cacti are many shades of green, and the flowers that come out of the cacti are a variety of colors and so pretty and some just give out an abundance of flowers.
The Mug was a die-cut from Cricut Design Space that was modified, removing the center, to make a shaker card. The sentiment on top was designed by me in Cricut Design Space, and the sentiment on the bottom was a stamp and fussy-cut.
This is a picture of the inside of the card using a larger cut of the mug for a sentiment, and then adding a couple cacti in the corner. This also shows the rounded edging used on the cacti and the layering of the mug and cacti for more dimension.
Also submitted to the following: Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges.
Bitten By the Bug - St Patricks or Green
The Outlawz Thursday Challenge - "Anything Goes" with Twist: Layers
All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Topiary - Mug (Retired), Cacti (New)
Cotton Candy - Flower (New)
Glacier - Flower (Retired) - Background (New)
C1643 Stuck on You Seasons & Nature
Sentiment - Verve Stamps "Delightful & Delicious"
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space
Sue's Design on "A Hug In A Mug"
Mug CTMH "Artistry" Cup M41224C