Hi everyone!! For the month of December, our Design Team members over at Christian Paper Crafts have each been featured for Case Artist Saturday. This card I CASED from my dear friend, Marcelle, who is also on the DT for the Cuttlebug Spot. I chose this awesome card to copy since I've been dying for a chance to try out my new "Stars" embossing folder. Today, over at the Our Daily Bread designs blog, you will see a Product Review article I wrote on the Cuttlebug embossing folders, plus some awesome samples showing different ways to use them.
For some of you, inking your embossed panels is a technique with which you are familiar, however, I thought I would show just how easy it is. Since I "exploded" my Cuttlebug machine earlier this year, here is the sandwich recommended for the Spellbinders Wizard: Bottom plate, Cuttlebug folder with paper, embossing mat, blue plate (from the Spellbinders Charm Embossing Kit). I have, in the past, used the two white plates only with the Cuttlebug folders, however, it takes a lot of force to crank the Wizard and I personally would rather not put that much pressure on it.
Once you emboss your cardstock, you can either use a stamp pad, sponge daubers, brayer, or even chalks to highlight the raised images. I used a small ink pad directly to the stars. To ensure a "clean" look, make sure your ink pad or brayer does not press into the debossed areas. I wanted a "dirty", or "rustic", look for this project, so I did not worry about keeping the ink just on the stars.
I then embossed and inked a smaller piece, in order to cut out one of the stars to embellish the ribbon. The sentiment is from the ODBD set, "Happy Birthday" ;the satin ribbon is by May Arts.
Thanks for stopping by today!!! Have a blessed week!!!