February 20, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired #19--Embossed Acetate

Since I skipped out on the last Be Inspired Challenge (I just wasn't happy with how my shaped card was progressing), I wanted to make sure I participated this week by making a card with embossed acetate. In trying to clean up my disaster of a craft room, I had just thrown away all the packages my Cuttlebug folders came in. Fortunately, I was able to rescue them! [I already have a problem with throwing anything away because you never know what you might be able to reuse. After this project, my hoarding is going to get even worse!] Here is my bright and happy card:I used the swiss dots folder to emboss the yellow cardstock and the floral fantasy folder to emboss the acetate. I stitched the two pieces together with my sewing machine. I used buttons, eyelets, and brads on the centers of the flowers and wrapped it up with some bright pink ribbon. The tag is a Sizzix die, and I stamped "happy day" on the tag in green ink. The only thing I'm not 100% happy with is the tag. I wish I hadn't inked the edges, but other than that I like it!

7 comments:

  1. oh - this is incredible!!! i just love it!! what a great folder to use with this technique and then the buttons and brads and all! so fun! love the double embossing effect you got too by using the swiss dots below!

    thanks for joining us this week on the cuttlebug challenge! can't wait to see what you create next week!

    http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

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  2. Steph, I'm so glad you got to play along this week with this 'bright and happy' card, it's gorgeous! The embossed acetate looks great with that folder and even better that it's recycled! I love how you've picked out the details of the flower centres too!Hope we see you next week at Cuttlebug Challenges!
    Hugs Mrs Jx

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  3. Just when I think things couldn't get any better I see your amazing card for the challenge! BR-T

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  4. Such a bright and cheery card! Love the embossed transparency with the stitching!

    Great job with Be Inspired #20...thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

    ~Lea

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  5. This is such a beautiful card, luv the fun colours.
    Thank you so much for playing with us :)
    Your card will be featured on the 26th at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
    Maggie

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