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Old 11-06-2007, 06:22 PM   #1  
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Default Cool Cuttlebug Technique: Inking the Negative

I don't know if anyone has tried this yet but thought I'd share my discovery.

When I saw the cuttlebug folders, I thought that since it was plastic I could use my chalk inks to create a colored background leaving the embossed part the color of the cardstock!
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Isn’t that neat?! It’s really simple to do but here’s some pics to help you figure it out.
1. Apply chalk ink to the negative side of your embossing folder.



2. Fold your cardstock inside of the embossing folder and run it through your cuttlebug.



3. Open the folder and carefully remove the cardstock. I would recommend cleaning your folder RIGHT AWAY to avoid staining it. So far I haven’t had any staining if I clean it up real fast.
4. Finished cardstock.



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Old 11-06-2007, 07:25 PM   #2  
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What a clever idea. I never would have thought of this. Thanks for sharing!
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Kurtis, you ROCK! TFS
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What a cool idea. Thank You for sharing. I'll have to give that a try.
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That is just too cool! Thanks for sharing!
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If your a TJNL subscriber this is in the October newsletter (www.patstamps.com), along with some variations and a few other great techniques to use with your CB embossing folders. It was submitted to the newsletter by Nancie Wood.
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great idea! thanks!
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Last week I used my brilliance inks on both sides of the folder...liked those effects...I also got a cool looking bG by inking one side of the folder, putting the CS on it and just rubbing the CS with my fingers....
Thanks for taking the time with your tutorial...now just have to try the dye inks!...judy
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Way fun idea. Thanks so much for the tip. I can't wait to give it a twirl!!
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This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
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Very cool technique! Thanks for sharing.
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I love you, Kub. Thanks for sharing all that you do here on SCS.
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Oh thank you for sharing I got some folders for my cuttlebug on Saturday and have not had a chance to play yet - and this just another thing I get try!
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Ohhh what a cool idea.. I can't wait to try it...
Of course.. now I am thinking what else...
Hmmmm.. versamark ink on the folder.. and then heat emossing???
Ohh the possibilities...
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is the negative side the one that "goes in" or the one that "sticks out"????
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Wow, that is an amazing technique. Never would've thought of doing that. I am going to try it out straight away. TFS.
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Isn't Kurtis awesome!
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Thanks for sharing this idea!
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Great idea!! TFS!
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Another fun thing to try with the cuttlebug! thanks Kurtis!
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Thanks for being so generous Kurtis! Great idea.
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What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it!
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Great idea Kurtis. Thanks for sharing. Will try it soon.
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very clever. TFS!
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This is a wonderful idea - I will be trying it today! Thank you so much, Kurtis!!!!!
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I checked out the patstamps site to see what this is all about - just opened my cuttlebug for the first time and am trying to find 30 inches of space anywhere around here to use it!!! And now I am looking at fancy techniques when I haven't even tried it yet. Wee Ha think I am going to be addicted. Actually, the first time I saw a card in the gallery it had the swirls in it and I was addicted then - just took time to get the bug!!


the link to patstamps just left me in cyber limbo with a blank screen...maybe it expired?
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That's why I love this place -- such wonderfully creative people willing to share. Thanks for this technique, and with new embossing folders due out anytime.

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great idea - can't wait to try it!
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I tried this and liked the effect. On vellum, I ink the reverse side of the embossing and it shows through though in a softer form and without the mess of cleaning my folder.

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I haven't tried this yet. Does the ink clean off easily, any staining? Debbie
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What do you use to clean the ink off the folder? Can you just use soap and water?
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What a fantastic idea! I will definately have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
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Can't wait to try this!! I just bought the snowflake embossing "thingie", I'm gonna make tons of these! TFS
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I got a little bit of staining when I used pigment inks. The dye inks wash right off
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What do you use to clean the ink off the folder? Can you just use soap and water?
You can rinse the dye inks off with water. I used a baby wipe to clean off the pigment ink.
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Great idea, and thanks for to the person who defined what the negative side of the cb folder is!! ( the part that goes in ). Can't wait to try it!
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the link to patstamps just left me in cyber limbo with a blank screen...maybe it expired?
Soooo cool! I gotta try this, TFS Kurtis, you rock.

Oh, and the TJNL is a great resource! Try THIS LINK to get to Pat's site.
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I got a chance to try this and it is AWESOME! There are some sets of smaller Cuttlebug embossing folders that are either round or square frames and the jumbo scalloped Marvy round punch just fits the round ones. I'm so glad I took the next week on vacation. I used them in a Sizzix sidekick and shim it with a couple of layers of cardstock to be sure the ink is transferred.

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