Friday, October 8, 2010

Letterpress with Cuttlebug folders!! Who knew?

Here’s a card I totally CASEd! The original is Maile’s, who has a style I adore! Her tips on the letter press technique with dry emboss masking got me playing. I tried it first in my Cuttlebug and guess I had too many layers. I said goodbye to my Cuttlebug (and the project and embossing folder that is forever stuck in its clutches)! I now have the Big Kick with a 40% discount at Michael’s and love it. It’s bigger but so is its cutting and embossing area.

Anyway back to my card... I’m waiting for Papertrey impression plates to arrive, but thought I’d try what I already have. Yes, the technique works with Cuttlebug folders with fabulous results. I’ve used SU whisper white craft ink braying (is that a word?) directly on the inside raised portion of the folder. I followed Maile’s steps and temporarily adhered the two layers of kraft cardstock in the centre of my panel, then placed it image-side down on the inked embossing area. The folder stays open when fed through the embossing machine with the embossing mat and appropriate layers for the machine—if you try this fun technique, don’t toast your machine like I did the first time!

This card is for my sister who is turning 40 something on Monday. I stamped the leaf outline after die-cutting the felt leaves using Versafine and the cardstock flower using Momento tuxedo black so I could shade with copics and prismacolors/gamsol. I’ve used copic W1 and prismacolor French Grey 70%...I think that’s all it needed. Easy.

Have a fabulous Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!


1 comment:

Melissa Sauls said...

LOL!!! I am totally imagining you wrestling with, the now defunct Cuttlebug, demanding it to release your project from it's grip of death!! You just KNOW I'd be dying laughing and then you'd tell me to f**k off and I'd laugh even harder!! Beautiful end result though!
Still laughing!!!!