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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot

Hi all! Sorry I've been so quiet lately with cards but since Mom left my mojo has been cruisin' the Caribbean I think but maybe, just maybe it is back!

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we are revisiting our very first challenge - inking your embossing folders! Yeah, have you tried it yet? I have to admit, I had not til this challenge but I am totally digging this technique and definitely see myself using it way more, so much you might get tired of seeing it!

Anywho, I chose to use one of the newer embossing folders, Diamond Plate. I used Charcoal Colorbox Chalk ink and ran my background paper for the image through and I really like the effect it gives. I used Basic Grey papers from the Phoebe line: Sunset District (PHE766), Coit Tower (PHE765) and Ashbury Street (PHE755). The cardstock is from my stash but I'm pretty sure the turquoise piece is Bazzill and the pink piece if Prisma while the ribbon was from my stash and the Sweetnees button is from We R Memory Makers.

On to my card:


and Copics used:


In addition to my DT challenge this card is being used at the Basic Grey Challenge blog for embossing and at the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog based on the sketch posted this week!

I've been pretty productive this weekend but can't show everything until later in the week - Wednesday is Cottage Cutz Wednesdays at The Cuttlebug Spot and then Thursday my Charisma Cardz project so be on the look out - those are the ones I've got scheduled to post but who knows what else will be popping up throughout the week!

Thanks for stoppin' by and happy scrappin'!!!


Kim Piggott said...

Oh what a super cute card just gorgeous!
Great use of the sketch!
So very happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Bev said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love the adorable image and the fabulous choice of papers. Thanks so much for joining us this week. Bev x

Rica said...

Hi Karen - this is just gorgeous. Great colours and papers and I'm loving that new embossing folder (another item on my ever growing wish list) and that gorgeous Tilda.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at BG.
hugs Heather & the BG team xx


Just to cover all bases...................

I am not the best scrapper out there. I don't claim to be totally original, I lift from many places and in many forms from color combinations, to product usage, to technique and so forth. I try to be fair to all scrappers out there and mention them when I lift from them - now keep in mind, there are so many people out there scrapping, card making and altering items that naturally more than one person will have similar ideas. When I mention lifting, or casing as some call it, I mean when you intentionally take a design you see and duplicate it exactly or only change up the coloring........KWIM???

With that said..........

All content, including text, photographs, and concept design elements are © Karen Brooks unless otherwise noted. Content within this blog is shared for personal, non-commercial use and inspiration only and shall not be used for personal gain or entry into contests or for publication. That wouldn’t be very nice now would it???

Thanks and happy scrappin'!!!!