Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cuttlebug - dry & heat embossed card

Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot have a shaped card challenge for their Be Inspired #45. I decided to make a dress for this challenge. I may make some other shaped cards too, it will depend on time.
Dress & Apron template
Opalescent card
Black card
A2 Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Love Language
A2 Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Textured Texture
Black Versacolor ink pad
Black Sparkle embossing powder
Prima flowersKaisercraft pearls
Ribbon - unknown

I designed the templates myself - it's fairly easy to do. Make it from paper first and then fold in half length ways to make sure both sides are symmetrical.
Take the Opalescent card and trace the dress onto it ensuring the shoulders are on the fold of the card. Cut around template - do not cut shoulders!!
Run the dress through your Cuttlebug with the Love Language folder.. I sponged the shoulders with a tiny bit of the black ink - I probably wouldn't do that again as I didn't like the effect :)Place 3 tiny pearls down the front of the bodice part of the dress.
Now take your black card and run it through with the Textile Texture folder.
Distress the embossed area with the black ink by just rubbing the ink over the raised area making sure it has a good coverage.
Now sprinkle the embossing powder, liberally, all over the surface.
Then use your heat gun to heat emboss.
Now adhere the black apron to the dress.
When you've done this make sure you trim off and excess white or black card you can see.
Tie your ribbon and adhere to the middle of the top of the apron.
Now position your flowers where desired and place pearls or rhinestones in their centers.

If you were making this as an invitation you could use a small portion of dry and heat embossed card on the envelope so it all ties in together.
Try a different combination of folders - there are so many that would lend themselves to this design.
You can purchase most of the products used from Rose-Anne at Cropworks.

by Libby

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