Saturday, January 18, 2014
C T M H Valentine
Metallic pens and a
My mother-in-law gave me a Cri-Kit Pen Set for Christmas! Yay! The CTMH challenge over at Heart 2 Heart gave me the perfect opportunity to play with my new toys!
My idea was to do a valentine with the letters ctmh in the sentiment. Finally, I decided on a word search. I love creating word searches and have done several for the 4-H Hippology Team. My husband and I coached the team for 4 years ........ great fun, lots of road trips, laughter, tears, and trips to Steak-n-Shake learning words like equine protozoal myeloencephalitis and coprophagy!
Anyway, I have digressed, but you have come to expect that, right?
Where was I? Oh yeah, word searches. I created this word search in CCR. I started by using the heart cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I chose another layer and typed in the letters line by line adjusting them to fit the heart. The font is also from Art Philosophy. I left the letters right on the heart. I copied the heart and sized the second heart larger. Then I inserted the pen into the machine and it drew in all of the letters.
I left the mat in the machine. I then exchanged the pen for the cutting blade. Once that was accomplished, I went to the heart layer and cut my two hearts; one cut from pink, one from the Chantilly paper.
I distressed with Blush ink and went around the edge of the Chantilly heart with Cranberry Pigment ink. I colored in the letters with a gel pen and popped the final layer off the card with 3-D foam.
The card base is Hollyhock. The background is Daisy White embossed with the M-bossability Hearts folder. The card is embellished with a little Cranberry colored embroidery floss to look like twine wrapping it all together.
There are two pictures because I've been playing with my new light box I got for Christmas from my guy! (He always gets me cool horse and crafting stuff for holidays; he's a keeper!) I have a lot to learn about photography, lighting, use of backgrounds, etc.
Oh, I almost forgot, ctmh is in my puzzle! I'm sure you saw it right away; it's in a square pattern and not a traditional line!
This little Valentine is also going over to Curtain Call Challenge where the challenge is Love Letter. I thought this would be perfect since letters are the star of this card! The packages inspired the twine look in my card.