Okay, this card (two down below) was bugging me: it was a little BORING for a kid. So here's the revamped version. Are the stars too much?
The cuttlebug smoosh, ink embossing, & inking the negative are all the rage right now, so I thought I'd try something similar. We could call it 'hot cuttlebug embossing' since you'll need your heat gun. It's really very similar to those other techniques but you use Craft ink and add embossing powder after you cuttlebug it. Here's how:
- Cut cardstock to size (I used Naturals White) (if you cut roughly larger than you want then you can trim later for pristine edges (the paper stretches during cuttlebugging)
- Ink desired area of cuttlebug embossing folder with craft ink or versamark--just press your stamp pad all over it; takes a while to get it covered (I used white craft ink-I like the tone on tone.)
- Add your cardstock to the cuttlebug folder & run it through.
- Sprinkle clear embossing powder on your newly inked cardstock.
- Heat gun it.
- Work another colour of ink into the cracks/grooves. (I've used Soft Sky ink & I find ink goes on deepest with a sponge and a reinker, but you could use an ink pad.)
To make the helicopter from SU's retired By Air set:
- Emboss helicopter with Versamark & clear e.p. on Blue Bayou cardstock
- Emboss helicopter blade in silver ink & silver e.p. on Blue Bayou c.s.
- Cut both out separately.
- Add embellishment to helicopter (I've used eyelets, silver zigpainty marker & a brad)
Thank you so much for stopping by & I can't thank you enough for your wonderful comments. It's enough to keep a girl blabbin! :0)
P.S. 1o1 more things you can do with your cuttlebug
P.P.S. I needa kid. You gotta kid? Great kid crafting site here.