Thursday, August 6, 2015

Artistry Special Blog Hop

 Welcome to this special blog hop showcasing our newest cartridge, Artistry. 

Our hop is a circle hop, which means you will keep hopping until you come back to the blog you started at.
If you did not start here, you will be coming from {Haley Dyer}.
Next in the hop is {Angela White}.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the full list {here}

I did a countdown for the cartridge, giving sneak peeks of projects using this awesome cartridge. I am posting them here on my blog with all the details so you can create them yourself. There are too many to post them in one post, so each sneak peek will have its own post. Start here at day 2 featuring {Magic card}. 

Back when our first cartridge came out, Art Philosophy, I had this idea. They have roll up flowers featured in the cartridge, but I saw a mobile before you rolled them up. But I never got around to doing it. So when I saw the feathers (#M411CB7) from the Artistry cartridge, I knew I needed to make this mobile. 

To make this, I cut one of the rolled flowers (#M3F5DA) in White Daisy and one from chipboard. I cheated and my chipboard was a cereal box. I should have gone with a thicker chipboard for a little more stiffness.  I used spray adhesive to put the cardstock on the cereal box since I didn't want cheerios showing on this mobile. 

I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to use one of the new cardstock colors that come in the Artistry bundle or to use glitter. I chose glitter. Our glitter cardstock is only glittered on one side so I glued two pieces together. Since I was going to be cutting this on the Explore, I had to make sure every inch was glued together. So I again used spray adhesive. I was able to still use the glitter cardstock custom setting for the double sided paper. I cut the feathers starting at 5 inches and going down a quarter of an inch down to 2 inches.

I used simple thread to hang the feathers from the mobile. To make sure it wasn't going to fall apart, I used Liquid Glass to adhere the thread to the mobile and the feather. 

The hardest part of this was taking pictures. My house has very tall ceilings. So I had to climb up to get the mobile on the ceiling. I was standing on the sink to take these photos, but still wasn't level with the mobile.

Here is a closeup of the mobile. It looks so pretty when the light hits the feathers.

Here is a close up without them spinning in the air. I love my Explore so much. I could always cut our glitter paper on the Expression, but I hated having to figure out pressure - speed - depth combos for whatever I was cutting. All I have to do is change the dial on the Explore. No more guesswork.

I hope you enjoyed this project using the brand new Artistry cartridge. If you would like to see more artwork using this cartridge,  hope over to {Angela White} next.

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Paper -
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   Z1829  Black And Grey Glitter Cardstock

Other -
   Z679  Liquid Glass
   Z1686  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
   Z3167  Artistry Cricut Cartridge / Digital Z3190


  1. What a gorgeous project! I love all the feathers!

  2. Very striking project. Love all of the shimmer!

  3. Genius! And I'm glad you didn't have any accidents standing on the sink.

  4. Fun mobile! Creative use of the cartridge selection!

  5. What a wonderful idea and it turned out really cool.

  6. Like the feather cut from glitter paper.

  7. Oh my goodness Nikka, your mobile turned out so lovely!! Great job on it!

  8. Always wanted to make one of these now you have convinced me's so beautiful ....very nice work girl really really beautiful

  9. What a fabulous creation. Awesome!