Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hand-painted background and a simple card

I hand-painted the background using acrylic paints on white card stock. Just dip a foam brush in the paint and lightly draw it across the card stock alternating colors. The flowers are stamped with versamark ink, then embossed with fine white embossing powder. The center is made from two circles. I sliced the edges off to create the straight edges.

A great way to use up scraps.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Cuttlebug Creations

I used the Cuttlebug to create the floral background and to die-cut the larger of the two flowers on all three cards.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Love the Cuttlebug!

A couple of weeks ago my husband convinced me to buy a "Cuttlebug" embossing/die-cutting maching. It's amazing. I made this card using one of the embossing folders. I took a simple blue ink pad (dye ink) and gently swiped it across the raised pattern. I then used a second (purple) ink pad - this one had a foam base -and swiped it across the raised pattern directly over the blue ink. Because of the soft foam base of this ink pad it sank into the non-embossed areas. I distressed the edges of the white card stock for a more tattered look. Amazing tool!