I learned this new technique yesterday at Stampfest. The instructor at the Stamp On It booth was showing the many different ways to use your cuttlebug. For this technique, you begin by running a piece of cardstock through the CB using the Distressed Diamond folder. Then take the same piece of cardstock and place it in the Everyday Greetings folder. Run it through the CB four times to get a really good embossing. This second folder will de-emboss the first one making it a background image only.
I painted the flowers using Shimmerz paint. Then I sponged Antique Linen ink over the diamonds so they could be seen better. I found some bazzill scraps to use under the image and finished it with a bit of ribbon and rhinestones. This will be a cool technique to try with other folders.
My second card to show today is for a small get together at my Mom’s later this week. A few of her friends wanted to make some cards and this is the first one they will do. I bought the faux postage stamp at the stamp show along with the plastic template.
I began by stamping with versafine black. This ink works really well for fine detail. I laid the plastic template over the top of my stamping and used a stipple brush and Adirondack Butterscotch ink for the background. I took a script background stamp and inked it with Terra Cotta. I stamped off once on paper because I didn’t want a dark image. I stamped my flowers using Tombow markers direct to the stamp. The two sentiments were done using Terra Cotta also. I cut the image out using my Fiskars scissors in the stamp pattern. I layered it with shimmery Bazzill. I am bringing a variety of sentiments so the ladies can choose what type of card they want.
In other news, Pugsly has gone home today and the house is quiet again. Although, I think our little Zoey misses him. The boys made it home today shortly after lunch. They woke up yesterday at 4:00 am and drove from Vermont to New York City. They took in the sights until around 5:00 pm. There was so much construction and traffic it took them 2 hours to get out of the city and into New Jersey. They drove all through the night and are extremely tired. Alex brought me home a nice sized bottle of Maple syrup in the shape of a maple leaf. He said he tried looking for stamp stores, but sadly there were none. At least he thought about me :)