Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop.
All the stops along this blog hop will be show casing projects made with the very versatile Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. If you are visiting from Amanda's blog then you are in the right place, if not, please go and start from the beginning at my team member Courtney's blog.

I always struggle coming up with new ideas for masculine cards so I challenged my self to make one for this and here is what I came up with:

Original Artwork c CTMH
Card design by: Darla Haverstock

I used the paper lace 2 cartridge to make my own embossing folder for the background (if you're local I teach classes on how to do this). I then inked the embossed panel by lightly rubbing the ink pad over the raised parts (I used Silver Staz-on ink). The bike image and sentimetnt tag is from C1483 Born To Ride and the sentiment tag coordinates with which is the 4th row 5th column of the white buttons on the keypad overlay and is cut at 1 1/2" (which it tells you right on the stamp set what size to cut it at). The "tire tread" strip is from the stamp set that comes in the Cruisin' Workshop on the Go kit (I love this one!!).

Hope you enjoyed my project today.

Next you should go to Connie's blog and see what she has in store for you. :)

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up

  1. Courtney -
  2. Brandy-
  3. Audrey-
  4. Amanda-
  5. Darla -  <---YOU ARE HERE
  6. Connie -  <---GO HERE NEXT!!
  7. Stephanie-
  8. Erin -
  9. Lucy -
  10. Vanessa
  11. Carol
  12. Eva-
  13. Wendy K.
  14. Michelle
  15. Gloria -
  16. Chrissy -
  17. Ann Marie Lessner -
  18. Michelle Degnan Powell -


  1. Awesome card Darla! Wish I were closer for that class and I love that 'tire tread'!

  2. Love the card Darla!! I love the paper. Have a super day. Gloria

    Visit my blog - would love more members.

  3. What do you mean you have trouble with masculine cards? This is awesome! I'm your newest follower!
    I found your blog and I'm so glad I did! What a fun hop! And, what a coincidence....we're having a short and sweet bloghop today at The Cissy and Fran Show. Please stop by; there's a lot of great prizes up for grabs!

  4. I think I am going to have to get that stamp set! Love what you did!

  5. Cool Card!TFS.....My boyfriend loves it!

  6. Very original. Love how you made your embossing folder!

  7. I also find masculine cards a challenge & this one's great!!

  8. Nice card...I know what you mean about making masculine cards, it can be tuff.

  9. How Awesome the Card is so special for a Man or Boy great colors thanks for sharing

  10. Love it Darla. I rarely make masculine cards either but this is fantabulous! I WILL make it to one of your classes one of these Thanks for joining my hop!

  11. My son is a motorcycle rider and would love this! :) Janis

  12. Great card! This stamp is next on my list to buy.

  13. LOVE your card!! I love making masculine cards!! awesome!

  14. i agree cards for men ae difficult to create. this is cool

  15. LOVE your card Darla! You are so going to have to show me how to make my own embossing folders :) TFS


  16. GREAT "MANLY" card..always so difficult to create!
    New Follower.....please stop by.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  17. Great masculine card! Thanks for sharing your idea!

  18. Turned out great.
    cstephenson at q dot com


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