Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pulled Out Some Old Toys

Well, going through all my dies, I happened upon some of the Cuttlebug Emboss and Cut folders that I had purchased when they came out and found them so difficult to use. Well, I decided today to try and use them but first I had to view a video to show how to use them in my Big Kick! I was completely in the dark as to how they should be used. So after reviewing that I decided to try making a card with one.

First thing I did was take my wax candle and rub along the metal so that it would make the paper release well. Also one can use wax paper but I find this much handier. Keep an old candle around just for that purpose. And, it worked like a charm! I even took a step further and used the folder like a stencil and added my color.

My color of choice was Eggplant from Gina K. Designs. It is a deep, deep color and went so well with the lighter lilac card stock I used. I cut it into the size frame I wanted and then put it onto the white card base. Inside the frame I stamped the lovely floral guitar image from the Gina K. Designs Love is Friendship duo set. I also used the sentiment from the Thank You Duo set from Gina K. Designs. I love the combination and think the flourish type frame worked well with the image.

I read where Operation Write Home is in need of some thank you cards so I hope to try and make a few more using my Cuttlebug Emboss and Cut folders.


I also think this is a fairly clean and simple card with lots of open space in it, so I entered it in the Monday challenge at StampTV.

4 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful image, Verna. And your choice of eggplant is perfect. It's a delicate colour.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  2. This is cute and the cuttlebug and colors look perfect with the stamp.

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  3. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Verna!!! SERIOUSLY! That technique of using the candle to release dies DOES work - I do it all the time now. And the cheaper the candle the better. I forget who shared that secret with us - I think it was Theresa or Melanie. Anyway, thanks for sharing this gorgeous creation. I can't wait to get that stamp inky now.

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  4. Well you definitely learn quickly!! I just love this card and how pretty it is with the two-tone shades of eggplant and lavender! Well done!!

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