Welcome to a new Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge.
This week's challenge is EMBOSSING ON ACETATE
Yes, Cuttlebug folders can emboss acetate. So next time you buy a product wrapped in acetate (like a cuttlebug folder) think twice before throwing it to the bin.
Here what our talented design team has created to inspire you:
Becky has created this super cute card.
Here are the instruction on how she made it:
Supplies used in making this card: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of acetate, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of card stock or heavy designer paper, 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of coordinating card stock, 1 x 4 1/4 inch piece of designer paper matching your 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece, extra pieces of designer paper and card stock for cutting ovals and sentiment, Oval coluzzle, Cuttlebug's Welcome Baby embossing folder and die cut, Threading water punch, Buttons, Ribbon, Ice stickles, Dimentionals, Mindy's Zoo stamp set, Brilliance graphite black ink, Copics or any form of coloring medium.
Step 1: Center oval colluzle over acetate and cut at the third line, then cut a piece of designer paper using the colluzle at the third and fourth line (this will be attached to the front of the acetate), next cut a coordinating piece of designer paper with the colluzle at the fifth line( this will be attached to the back of the acetate using dimensions so it looks like a window). Now run the acetate through your cuttlebug and glue the layers together as described above. This is your center piece where you are going to attach your stamped image.
Step 2: Stamp your image, color, cut out and glue to the front inside your window. Add ribbon and stickles and set aside to dry.
Step 3: Score your 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of heavy designer paper at 1 inch from the top so when folded your final dimentions are 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. This 1 inch piece will be your glue tab for the front of your card but your gonna want to punch the border first. Create a matching border on your 1 x 4 1/4 inch piece of designer paper and attach to the front bottom piece of acetate. Glue your 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of card stock to the inside of the card.
Step 4: Using your cuttlebug and welcome baby die cut, cut your sentiment and glue to your card.
Step 5: Embellish any way you want. I added a row of buttons along the top border, a ribbon bow around the giraffes neck and a small strip of card stock on the bottom border.
The glue I used for this project is Scotch quick dry adhesive. It has great holding power and dries clear making it perfect to use with acetate.
Helpful tips: To make a border look even on both sides. First find the center of your card stock and insert it into your border punch, matching the center mark on your punch. Punch this first then punch the outside sections last.
Here's a very fresh and springy card designed by Lea Lawson the instructions to make it.
5x7 pre-made card
Chatterbox patterned papers
Heidi Swapp acetate letters
Scrapworks black rub-on letters
Doodlebug Designs jewels
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
Colorbox Chalk Ink- Tangerine
Cuttlebug machine w/ Swiss Dots folder
How to make it: This card is very easy to put together. Cover the front of the card with two blocks of patterned paper and two punched border strips. Run the acetate letters through the Cuttlebug machine, embossing them with the Swiss Dots folder. Attach the letters to the front of the card, and finish off the sentiment with black rub-on letters. Accent the sun and tree in the upper right corner with different colored jewels, and you are done! The card is ready to give to someone special!
There you go- have a great day!
Now enjoy the inspiration provided by the design team. Click on each picture to take you to the DT blogs where you will find more details on each card, larger images, tutorials and many other surprises.
Eva Dobilas (click for tutorial)
Instructions for submitting your cards to our challenges:
- Only submit new cards that you created for this challenge.
- Link ONLY to webpages, not directly to image files.
- ONLY post links directly to your project. NOT to your blog.
- If you don't have a blog, you can link to your online galleries (like Splitcoaststampers)
- Keyword for uploading your cards in online galleries is: CBI19
To get the correct link:
Access your blog/gallery entry, click on your post's title. On the address bar you should see the link similar to below.
For example, notice it's a long address.http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/01/cuttlebug-fab-fridays-1.html.
Please DO NOT post http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com.
Deadline to enter your card: Monday, February 23 at 7:00 pm Est.
Come back tomorrow for a showcase of your creations for Be inspired #18: SHAPE CARDS!
And don't forget to spread the word and add Cuttlebug Challenge to your blog roll.
Have a wonderful Weekend,