Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge for the week

I am starting to get back in the swing of things after the holidays and getting things done. I wanted to share this week's Cuttlebug Challenge with all of you. Our challenge was to create a card with white embossing. I have seen alot of people ink their embossing folders before running it through the Cuttlebug and I had an idea. I brayered Versamark on the side of the folder that presses in the background part of the embossing. Then, I sprinkled clear glitter ep on it after embossing. It is hard to see in the pictures, but it is really pretty irl. I did this twice and then cut out some of the flowers from one embossed piece and layered them at different heights on the front of the card. Then, I placed pearls in the centers of the flowers.I used Heritage White cardstock from WorldWin Papers, Floral Fantasy embossing folder, Thinking of You stamp Artistic Outpost, adhesive pearls, Versamark ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Ranger clear glitter embossing powder.
Today, we are in the middle of ANOTHER ice storm. School is cancelled and my routine is once again interrupted. But, I am glad that my girls aren't on the bus on their way to school with all the ice!!! Our school decision actually made a good decision for once! lol
Have a creatively wonderful day!

13 comments:

Allison said...

lovely card, very elegant
AllisonX

BettyBee said...

Robin, I love this card! It is so elegant, and artful!!! May I scraplift this one, PLEASE?!?!?!
Gorgeous card!!!

Deborah March said...

This is just GORGEOUS, love how you cut and popped some of the flowers!

Ann said...

As soon as I saw this card I fell in love with it. I love the way you have decoupaged some of the flowers and the pearls just add to the elegance. I just love it.

Ann xxx

Ted said...

Robin, this is such a beautiful card.

If I may ask, when you cut out the flowers of the embossing, did you use an exacto blade, or just small scissors. You did such a precise job! :)

Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing it! :)

(I got to your link from the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog which I got from the Cricut MB :) )

Robin said...

Hi Ted,
I attempted to find your email address through your profile, but it is set as private, so I couldn't. I just wanted to tell you that I use small scissors for most cutting. I hate Xacto knives and only use them when I have to. lol It is quite easy to cut out these flowers because they are embossed and you just follow the line.
Thanks for stopping by!
Robin

Ching-a-ling said...

your card is gorgeous Robin.

Christine said...

This is stunning, Robin! I just love the idea of inking with Versamark before running through the CB and then adding the glitter...it must be even more gorgeous IRL! Love the idea! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you embossed the card and made the flowers pop out! It's beautiflu. TFS

Linda

Lythan said...

This is such an amazing card. It is truly inspirational!

Alison said...

Your card is truly gorgeous! I love the idea of using Versamark before embossing then adding the glitter over it - ingenious! Your decoupage detail looks fantastic. I own this Floral Fantasy folder but I haven't used it yet - you have now inspired me!!
Peace
Alison xx

ybus said...

oh my goodness. you never cease to amaze me. i love this card!

http://Cardunow.blogspot.com said...

Robin....Loved this card....
Great ...never thought of adding the embellishment of pieces cut from the design...Hopefully you don't mind I am going to scraplift
this to show the gals on my blog..
thanks for sharing..Deloris

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