Thursday, April 21, 2016

"Cuttin' Up" Blog Hops with Heart

It's time for another installment of "Blog Hops with Heart."  Our fearless leader, Amie Kiger, has done an amazing job of assembling talent for this group, so you want to be sure to complete the entire hop.  I'll give you a link to the blogs before and after mine in a moment.

I did some slicing and welding with images from Cricut Design Space free "Basic Shapes" and CTMH Artistry to create an overlay that measures 4x5.25.  I cut the design four times for four different cards. This is the second card I've posted using this same overlay.

If you have a Cricut Explore and/or use Cricut's online Design Space program, go to my previously posted card here for the cutting file. I use 100# cardstock which gives these delicate cuts more strength but means I need to use more color from my Copic markers for blending.  It also means I adjust my Explore to cut at the depth between "cardstock" and "fabric" on the setting dial and use a German carbide blade.

I colored the image before I peeled it off my cutting mat simply because it gave those fine lines extra stability.  I used Copic markers R01, R20, R22, YG61, YG63, YR21, and BG0000.  Although the picture doesn't show it, the blue-green color goes all the way around the outside frame. I added three or four layers of BG0000 to the corners for the shading with only one layer around the rest. 

The sentiment is from "Happy to be Friends" and is stamped in Whisper dye ink.

Pretty simple, even though it doesn't look like it, because my Cricut and Artistry cartridge did all of the hard work.

Now it's time to head to the next blog post which is Stephanie's.  If you want to be different and do the hop backwards, you can head to Kelly's blog instead.  If you get lost, you can always go to Amie's blog for a complete list.

Until next time,


  1. Hoppin' backwards is always an option, lol, but I never thought of it! This die is delicately stunning! I am in awe of your coloring...the effect is that much more delicate with the color variation! One of my favorite sentiment fonts! Beautiful! :)

  2. Beautiful Becca! I love your card and your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me to pull out my Copics!

  3. Whoa! Seriously, you never cease to amaze me!!! This cut file it gorgeous and so generous of you to share it!! I don't own copics but I do have ShinHan Touch Twins which are alcohol markers also. I need to pull them out and play with them more! Your coloring is beautiful!

  4. Abousley love this card, thank you for sharing your work, inspiration and instructions. Hope to see you at convention


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