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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Working the Cuttlebug..

The current challenge at Artful Times is to use two or more folders on a project. Like Neet, I was a bit flummoxed by the notion but thought I'd let it simmer.

Quite coincidentally, I was looking for confirmat
ion that I could use a certain die in my cuttlebug before ordering it and I came across this 'Double Cuttle' tutorial which explores using two embossing folders together. Result!! (there are a few other cuttlebug tutorials there if you are interested although the blog itself seems to have lapsed a bit lately).

The idea is to emboss the same piece of paper twice using two different folders, highlighting the first impression with inks or whatever and after running through with the second folder highlighting the second impression. The best advice as to choice of folders was to do the busiest one first, and all I can add to that really is perhaps use a background type folder first and then one that is more an image.

I used a diamond background folder and then the leaf folder (can't remember the names but I'm sure any buggies out there will recognise them). I used some mini ink pads to highlight each time. In a moment of madness I found some chipboard leaves and embossed them as well with 'divine swirls' - so 3 embossing folders for me!!

Here's the finished 8 x 8 card with some pink accents, my new gorjuss stamp, shabby flowers and a sentiment at a jaunty angle. (I remark on that only because it makes me really uncomfortable)


















Here's a tag madewith the same folders plus a dotty one  - yep,  I managed to use three folders again! Another shabby flower (get used to it, I made a lot of them!!)



Then I wondered what it would look like if I stamped first and then embossed. So I tried out another tag, stamping 'LOVE' and the swirl before embossing with my dotty and hearts folders. Kinda like this, I think there are definite possibilities there. I'll gift this one to the first person who asks, I haven't put any embellies on it so it could even be a bookmark but be aware it isn't sealed.

Enjoyed that challenge, really like it when something prompts me to make use of the thin
gs I've already got in a different way - and it is soooo simple, do have a go.

See you soon.

Please note: still jumping through hoops to upload so apols if anything looks weird - never know till I publish quite what is going to happen!!
 

10 comments:

Meggymay said...

Great projects Cindy, love the layers and textures.
Yvonne x

sandee said...

awesome! I wonder why it has never occured to me to try using more than one folder at a time? Sounds very clever, so I am going to check out the tutorial! Love your cards and tags ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Elizabeth said...

A very interesting technique, Cindy, and one I am now keen to try for myself. I really like the effect that's achieved. I have tried stamping then embossing and liked that effect too. There's nothing wrong with your photos or post in my viewer - it looks perfect to me. Elizabeth xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Cindy, this looks a great idea and I love the way they have both turned out.
Thanks for the link.
Avril xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Sme great makes and I love the shabby flowers! Trace x

chrissies said...

Brilliant Cindy and thank you for the reminder about using more than one folder on the same piece--I did see it before but like lots of things it went out of my brain.

Your card looks amazing.

Love Chrissie xx

Von said...

Hi Cindy, that is a super double embossed background :) almost to pretty to cover up love the soft colours.
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Von ☺

Neet said...

Oh Wow! Love your double embossing. (Try it on metal some time).
What a fab card you made with it, I love all the work you have put into it, what a worthwhile end product. But then ... I scrolled down and met up with a fab tag.
Such beautiful work Cindy - thanks for joining us at Artful Times.

Hugs, Neet xx

Julia S-W said...

I absolutely love what you've done here Cindy! The effect is wonderful and although I've used two before, I didn't ink up before using the second. You have given me some real inspiration here. Your colour work looks superb too.
Juliaxx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Wow! Beautiful work! Great effect with the 2 embossing plates on one piece of card!

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