My DH recently bought me more cuttlebug dies than I can count, so I've set a goal of using them every day to make a new card, I'll be wearing out my "B" plates in no time. The ribbon slide is from...well, the ribbon slide die. It's cut from white chipboard, then embellished by directly applying the mauve ink, then embossing in clear. Another layer of mauve, then clear embossing. The next two layers are versamark over the entire slide, then ash rose in selected spots. Before the last layer of embossing powder is heated, ink a script stamp with black pigment ink, and stamp it on the slide while the embossing powder layers are still warm. Hold it for a count of 10, then remove - voila! "Thanks" is from the Oliva alphabet set, again, cut from chipboard, and this one had two layers of ink/embossing, again using the ash rose in selcted areas only. I wanted the word to "pop" more than it was, so ran the die through the 'bug again with black cardstock, and mounted it to create a shadow effect. The embossed background is of course the D'vine swirls folder. The embossed pieces are lovely and shiny IRL, I love this technique, it's easy to create smething that looks like a store bought embellishment. TFL!
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 GMT Views: 1208