Monday, February 23, 2009

Cuttlebug-Border Backgrounds Monday

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's Cuttlebug Rendevous. I have a tutorial for you to try. I'm so excited because this is my first tutorial for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. Hope you like it and find it informative and inspiring.

We're making backgrounds using our border embossing folders.

For mine I used the flowers from Frills, and the swiss dots from Just My Type.

Now, let's get started.

I started off by finding and marking the center of my card stock on the back so I knew where to place my folder. I used white for demo purposes but you could use colored or even designer papers. It's your choice.
Next, I placed my Frills EF on my background paper making sure to center it and added the Just My Type EF just below it, then I ran it through the cuttlebug using the standard A plate, B plate, EF & Card stock, B plate sandwich. I continued this process , alternating patterns until the whole piece was embossed. The trick here is to only run your piece partway through your cuttlebug on the remaining passes. You don't want to run it all the way through or you will flatten out the parts you've already embossed.

Now you are ready to add color to your piece. I sponged on Pixie Pink and Certainly Celery. See how it makes the embossing *POP*.

Now all that's left to do is add the extras touches and you have a fun and textured card. I made mine a baby card but you could do just about anything with yours.

Supplies for this card.
Stamps: Hippo from Mindy's Zoo. Paper: White GP, Colorbok Punch Out Pack. Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink. Extras: Cuttlebug, Frills Border EF, Just My Type EF, Playful Squares EF, Welcome Baby Die Cut, Copics(RV00,RV02,RV04), dimentionals.

Why don't you give it a try!

TTFN~Becky aka tggrfriend!


Tasha said...

love tasha xx

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Love it Becky! Beautiful card and wonderfully easy to follow directions!! Congratulations on your first tutorial!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awww, how CUTE!!

Cheryl said...

Great job! I do hope to give this a try soon.

Savitri said...

Gorgeous card and great tut!!! Love the colors you used!

Michelle aka Otomon said...

Thanks for the tutorial...I haven't used my borders yet and I think I will now! Fantastic cards!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the lovely tutorial!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How sweet, great tutorial Becky!


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