Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Joyful Stars October Blog Hop

 photo JoyfulStarsBlogHopBadge3_zpsa824a544.jpgWelcome to the Joyful Stars October Blog Hop! I'm so glad you decided to join us this month.   If you are following the hop, you have arrived here from Joyce's Blog.  I have a fall card for you today.  It uses the beautiful new Huntington Paper Pack and the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  The card base is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Colonial White and the overlay (page 82 of the booklet) is cut at 4 1/2" from Barn Red cardstock.   Be sure to set your machine at "REAL DIAL SIZE" to cut all the elements for this card. Every other vertical stripe on the overlay is backed with a 1/2" piece of the large floral in the Huntington paper pack. 
The frame shape for the sentiment is Photo Mat 1 (shift) on page 82 cut at 2 1/2" from Colonial White. The leaves from the stamp set "Happy Autumn" (D1550) are stamped around the outer edge of the frame using Champagne and second generation Autumn Terracotta.  Stamp "Give Thanks" in Barn Red on the frame.  The frame is backed with the same shape Barn Red frame cut at 2 3/4" and mounted on the card using mounting tape.  The leaf accent (Icon, page 72) is cut using the Artbooking cartridge in Barn Red at 1" and is layered with the leaf (Icon shift, page 72) cut in Autumn Terracotta.  Highlight the leaf edges using Bronze Glitter Glitz Gel.  Allow the glitz to dry before adhering it to the card using mounting tape for added dimension.

Here is the same card but it uses the pumpkin as an accent.  The pumpkin and the layers are Icon and Icon shift on page 73 of the Artbooking Booklet cut at  1 1/2" from Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush and New England Ivy and then layered together.  ALL ELEMENTS FOR THIS CARD ARE CUT USING "REAL DIAL SIZE".  The top layer is Goldrush and the edges are sponged using Autumn Terracotta ink to highlight and give dimension to the edges. 
Now it is time to head on over to Nancy's Blog to see her beautiful creation - thanks so much for "HOPPING" with us today!

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  1. Love them, Betty! Great cards.

  2. What a great card! I just love the Artbooking cartridge for cards.

  3. Betty, they are gorgeous cards! I really love your overlay!

  4. I don't think of using the Artbooking for cards, thanks for a beautiful reminder!

  5. I think this overlay background is one of my favorites on the cartridge! Love your beautiful card! :)