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Old 03-16-2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default TLC160 Cuttlebug: The Negative Effect 3/17/08

Hello everyone!!! I am your guest hostess for this week's TLC!!! I can't tell you how excited I am and what an honor this is! Thank you Beth for having me guest hostess for you! Now, on to this week's TLC!

We all know what a great tool the Cuttlebug is for adding dimension, flair and dry embossing to our cards and projects, without a lot of work. Have you thought how you could kick it up a notch and add even more flair to your creations?

For this week’s TLC, we are going over to the NEGATIVE side of the Cuttlebug!! This is a simple and quick technique to do that will bring even more oh’s and ah’s on your creations. All you need for this technique is a Cuttlebug, or any type of embossing device, the embossing folders and whatever type of inks you want to use.

Here’s what you do:

1. Take your CB folder and open it up so the negative side is facing down on your table. This is the side where the CB logo is.

2. Using whatever color ink, and whatever type of ink, ink up the negative side using either a sponge, brayer or the ink pad itself if you are using spots or the petal chalk inks.

3. Lay your cardstock over your inked side, close the folder and run it through your CB. Make sure to wash your folder ASAP, to avoid any staining from the ink. I have not had a problem with this, as long as I wash it right away!

4. Voila!! Now you have an inked and embossed image to add that extra touch to your card!!

Remember, if you are using chalk or pigment inks, you will want to wait for them to dry before putting your panel on your card. You can also use your heat gun to help them dry, or even emboss them with embossing powder for even greater flair!!! The sky is the limit!!!

I have two samples here to inspire you. The first one uses SU!'s classic dye inks and the second one uses SU!'s white craft ink and clear ep.

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Don't forget to include the keyword, TLC160, in your upload so we can see all of the fabulous creations!!!

Enjoy and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!!
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