Welcome to the CTMH New Product Blog Hop. This time I will be focusing on the absolutely gorgeous Brushed paper range. I have been looking at this paper pack and been very reluctant to cut into this beautiful paper but I have finally taken the plunge and made a few cards with the papers. I love the wide range of colours in this pack, but it is predominately PINK which is my favourite colour. Plus it has the new Pixie colour and I love love love this colour. It is softer than Cotton Candy and I can see some more baby cards coming. I have been asked to make a couple of cards for women in their twenties and these papers were perfect. I also found the most gorgeous shoes on the Essentials cartridge that came with the Cricut machine. With a bit of bling these black shoes became shoes that any women would love to wear. I have also made some bags and clutches by cutting out the shapes from the Art Philosophy cartridge and trimming them down. I Here is a selection of cards: For this card I have used some Desert Sand cardstock and embossed using the Stripe embossing folder and then distressed it. I love how the yellow flower paper is a lovely background to the pink and black. I have had this idea in my head for a while and finally got it out. I have cut a shape out of Desert Sand using the Art Philosphy cartridge and then using the negative image I have cut out the shape of a bureau. I have trimmed with Cocoa cardstock and distressed with Saddle ink. The sparkles have been coloured using the Bronze Twin Touch marker. The dress and hanger have been cut using the Artiste cartridge and the heels cut using the cartridge already loaded in the Cricut machine. Waste not want not. Here I have used the other half of the purse to create a tag for the lovely sentiment. I have added the flower from the Brushed assortments and the trim is the vellum from the Brushed complements. I love this card and the heels are so fabulous with the little bitty sparkles to add a little bling. The flags and strip on the trim are the vellum shapes from the Brushed complements. I love this pink check pattern and it makes a lovely background to the cards. The purse has been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and I have used my black pen to create the stitching line which made the purse stand out a lot more. The flower is from the Brushed assortments and the new Thistle ribbon went very well with this colour scheme. I have used a different colour scheme but I still have pink it it. The flower and leaves have been cut using the Artiste cartridge and I have added the metal flowers from the Brushed assortment range to add some dimension to the picture. The zip strip to this paper makes a lovely trim. This is a very easy card using some pink glitter trim for extra impact. My final card has been inspired by another consultant but I feel very uncomfortable about copying other people’s art and so I have given it my own twist. I have used Juniper cardstock to mat the pink paper and I love the contrast to tone down the pinkness of the card. The flowers have been cut from the Artiste cartridge out of Pixie cardstock and the edges have been sponged with Pixie ink. The centre of the flowers have been stamped with black ink onto Canary cardstock – another new colour which is beautiful. The flowers have been finished with Flamingo dots and in the centre flower I have used a metal flower from the Brushed assortments. The leaves have been stamped using a leaf stamp from the Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set using black ink on Juniper and then fussy cut out. The contrast helped make the card too pink and lifted the flowers from the card.
I hope that you have enjoyed these cards and have a good week playing with the new products. Please check out the other blogs in this hop.
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Happy crafting Patricia