Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog - Be Inspired Challenge #16

We were supposed to take Marissa to Disneyland today, but she got sick, so we are home, so... I decided to take a few minutes and do this (made a card)!
This week's challenge was to use distressing. I chose to sand and use Tim Holtz Walnut Stain ink.

First, I sanded my cardstock. (This would allow the ink I am going to use to absorb into different areas, giving it an old feel.) Then I applied the walnut stain ink to the Cuttlebug embossing folder, on the non-raised side, and sent it through, dry-embossing it. The edges are then torn and re-inked to add the "old-paper" feel and look to it. *I was trying to find a more versatile way of using a Halloween-type folder. I *think* I succeeded, don't you?
Then I added the sentiments and embellishments. The purple words "Dust Off the Cobweb" and "is here!" are embossed with Ranger's Puffy in purple, and "Spring!!!" is embossed in hot pink glaze. I left a flower floating on the web for effect.

Hope you like it. You can see more takes on the challenge and check out a challenge of your own on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. Good luck! Toodles for now! lisa


  1. Great card. Thanks for joining in the Cuttlebug Challenge.

  2. Clever use of that embossing template...love the sentiment behind it! Great job with the distressing challenge!


  3. i love the card. interesting take on the cobwebs. oh I can't wait for spring to be here. below zero stuff is driving me nutty

  4. Wow...I never thought to do that with my embossing folder!!! Does it clean right off???

  5. Now that is what I call distressing!
    Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

  6. Very intresting use of that folder...great idea

  7. i luv how you use this embossing folder
    Thanks for participating. You are featured on the http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

  8. what a neat way to use the Halloween folder! :)

  9. This is a very creative and clever card


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