Monday, August 11, 2008

Ink Embossed Cuttlebug background

My First Tutorial:
I've been busy with the whole back to school ritual today. Not to mention waiting for the Comcast guy, who never showed up, because they changed my appointment, and apparently didn't think I needed to know!! So, I had a little spare moment and thought I'd try something I found on You Tube! What would the world be like without You Tube? I know my house would be cleaner that's for sure!
You may have already seen this technique, but it's my first time trying it. I love the look of it and can't wait to use it more.

Start by brayering ink onto the smoother side of the Cuttlebug folder, the side where the design is etched out.

Place your cardstock inside and run it through your Cuttlebug like you normally would to emboss the paper.

The outside of the design will be the color of your ink, while the embossed part will remain the color of your cardstock.


Here's my finished product. This is the first time I tried it so I can see where it needs some tweeking, but I like the way it turned out.

17 comments:

~ j said...

what a cool tutorial. i love the look of that cuttle bug technique.

Mybiz said...

Oh wow, I love how it turned out!
So nice!
I will need to try it!

SeaStar Creations said...

so cute! i haven't seen this before and now feel like i need to run down to my craft area and try it! thanks i was looking for an excuse to head that way :)

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty card! TFS your tutorial!

ScrappinGalz said...

This is fantastic. I have heard about this tech but haven't seen any cards with it. You did an outstanding job!

Allison said...

That is so pretty! I have never tried that before now I'll have to add it to my list of things to try!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful card----great tutorial too.....
hope comcast shows up for you! lol!

Craft_mom said...

Fabulous! This turned out wonderfully!

Loreen said...

That came out amazing! What a great tutorial =)

Monique H said...

I love your tutorial and the way your card turned out ... it's so cute!

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Heavenly Blessed said...

wow, cool, nice card!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Very cool! I love Fluffles!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the tutorial for the ink embossed backgrounds. I will have to try it sometime. Your card is so cute!

Stampmouse said...

now that is very clever

Conni Frankl said...

this seems like a cool thing to try, might just have to do that
C

*Sally* said...

Great tutorial, love the idea!

Jennifer said...

This is sooo pretty. I might just have to try this!