Welcome to the Cuttlebug Luv Bug Weekend!
How are you enjoying the festivities so far?
Hi, Jenn M. here with another Product Spotlight!
Today I will be showing you how to incorporate wet embossing with dry embossing done with
List of materials:
base scrap of white
CS scrap of patterned paper
embossing pen heat gun
emboss your piece of scrap cardstock with the Cuttlebug.
A good thing to remember is to pick an embossing folder with small, recessed areas that will be easy to heat emboss. I chose the Bloom Dots folder.
Next, you will wet emboss certain areas of the paper. Using your embossing pen, "color" in the areas you want to heat emboss. I chose the centers of some of the flowers.
When all the selected areas are filled in, pour some embossing powder on top. It's good to do this over a piece of cardstock so you can pour the excess powder back into the container.
The piece should now look something like this
Now it's time to melt the powder with the heat gun.
After all the powder is melted, assemble your card.
Now we'll add embellishments.
I chose Prima flowers, ribbon, Glimmer Mist, and flat-backed pearls from the Robin's Nest.
And now you have a finished dry embossed and wet embossed card!
Thanks for coming, if you have any questions please leave a comment :)
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and today I am going to show you how to use Shrink Plastic with your Cuttlebug to create charms for your projects.
You could use the charms in many ways to brighten up cards, layouts, attach to book rings on scrap books ,keyrings, bag charms etc
I turned mine into a bag charm using bits of chain , a ring and attached some beads along the chain and then attached my Shrink Plastic hearts
But let me take you through how to create your shrink plastic cuttlebug charms
What you will need
Swiss dots and tiny bubbles folders
Cuttlebug heart die
Staz on ink pads(brown and rusty brown)
Big bite- or similar
Optional – baking tray, any stamp
Now you are ready to begin
1. cut a section of shrink plastic to fit over the die you are using and cut your shape using the cuttlebug just as you would if it was card you were using.
2. Next emboss your shrink plastic shape with the folder of your choice- I used tiny bubbles for this heart- please note- make sure the rough side is the side that gets embossed- this is because you always colour or stamp onto the rough side of the shrink plastic.
3. Use your ink pad now to ink over the embossed shape(you will need to use a fast drying inkand that is why I have used staz on ink). If you are going to use your shape as a charm then at this point make a hole in the top corner using big bite or similar
4. This is when the fun begins- shrinking your die cut.
I always place the shrink plastic in a baking tray as it tends to fly about and can sometimes disappear off the table and the baking tray keeps it within this area.This is when I giggle like a child as I watch it shrink and change shape.
Heat with heat gun and don't be alarmed if it curls at the edges or folds in as once it is shrunk you will see it straighten itself back out
but it must be done while the shape is still hot. You could use the lid of your ink pad or anything you want so long as you can press onto it to flatten the shape
5. Once you have done this your shape should look like this
and now you are ready to use your charm for your project.
If you want to adhere the shape directly to your project then there is no need to make a hole in the shape.
I turned my hearts into a bag charm using a ring and some bits of chain to which I added some beads and then used jump rings secure the hearts
Thank you for taking the time to read my tutorial and I look forward to seeing what you have created with shrink plastic and your cuttlebug
for more information please visit my blog and leave a comment on anything you have created using this tutorial..
my blog- http://allisoncraftymoments.blogspot.com/