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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Midweek Throwdown - Christmas in July

I had my very first experience with a Cuttlebug at a scrapbook store in Calgary. I don't get in to town that far very often, but, decided to purchase a membership so I could try out all the new toys and see how they work. With a pile paper in hand I spent a few hours testing and playing with their Cricut and Cuttlebug. I had one on the left and one on the right! Multi-tasking is essential when the store is not anywhere near my beaten paths.

Ok, enough rambling. On to my Christmas card. This was embossed with the Cuttlebug, direct inked, clear embossed, direct inked again and clear embossed again and then direct inked to give the background some extra color. The ink is shimmery so this really looks twinkly. Then I punched the snowflakes, added a touch of glitter glue which I coated with Dimensional Magic so it wouldn't even think of flaking, and set the bling in. They are raised on 3-d dots to look like snowfall.

11 comments:

Samantha said...

That's really neat how you dry embossed and then heat embossed the snowflake pattern. I just recently got a Cuddle Bug as an early birthday present and am going to have to try that out!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Lynn your card is fabulous! You must have had so much fun at the craft store!! I mailed you a package of goodies last week! ;)

CJ said...

Lynn -

That is one beautiful card. I love my Cuttlebug, it is lots of fun. Thanks for visiting my blog.

CJ

helloholley said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love it!!!

Paula said...

Beautiful result with this cuttlebug folder. I just love the cool, icy feel it has with the sparkles you;ve added.

jayne said...

Your snowflake card is just beautiful! Great idea to heat emboss.

Dolores A. said...

Beautiful card...thanks for sharing how you got the effect as I too just bought myself a Cuttlebug and love it, so will have to try your technique.
However, don't really understand the direct ink and embossing again
...using the Cuttlebug ? or was it heat embossed the second time.

Tammy said...

Wowzers this is beautiful! Sounds like a lot of hard work! I was trying to follow the direct ink process too.

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of work!

Noelle's Corner said...

I love snowflakes and especially liked how you highlighted a few by raising them off the card and using gems.

debb said...

What a great card- glad you got to try the folder! Love it!

Betty said...

LOVE it :) Calgary as in Alberta? I was just there a couple of weeks ago for a dog show... Small world if it is.