This time I thought I would try something new to me. I recently acquired some lovely CTMH ink stamp pads and I had been wanting to try this technique for a while. I had to go out and buy myself a brayer, so that I could give this a try.
Firstly, I decided to use the Cuttelbug folder called Juli's Garden. And using the brayer I inked up the folder, using a CTMH Cranberry ink pad, placed a piece of card stock in it and then ran it through the Cuttlebug.
Now depending which side of the folder you ink up, you will get two totally different looks.
I can never remember which one you call emboss and deboss LOL! So, when you open the folder, if you ink the top half you will get this result.
If you ink the bottom half you will get this result.
Also, depending how much ink you put on will result in either a really dark or a faded look to your paper. It's purely your choice.
For my card I used the top half of my embossing folder and a little less ink. The piece I used is sitting behind the image, which is a Cuddlebug Cuties image called MacKayla by Anna Stillwell. Anna is so generous and regularly posts fabulous freebies for everyone to use.
The image is coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.
The sentiment that I used is from a stamp set that I recently won from Scrappy Moms stamps. The set is called Hooray for Birthdays. I added three little brads to the right of the image and then a little button and some embroidery thread to the sentiment.
For the inside of the card I used the same papers as the front, unfortunately, I can't trace where the papers came from as they have been in my stash a very long time. All the edges of all my layers on this card were inked with the same CTMH Cranberry Ink as the embossed piece.
So there you have it. One new card with a new to me technique.
I would like to thank you all for your wonderful comments and support last week. All your ideas and encouragement on how you get your mojo back were fabulous. I have taken note!!
We had a lovely long weekend with Andy being home for Easter. We all got together on Friday and watched the film The Hobbit. It was fabulous, but can't wait till the next instalment.
Saturday was a little retail therapy - nothing exciting just some things we needed to get done.
Sunday we had friends over for lunch. We did a lamb roast and boy was it yummy. They have two young children of 4 and 2, so my teens set up an Easter egg hunt for them in the morning and after dinner that's what they did, whilst us adults had a natter :-)
Monday, Andy went back to Winnipeg :-( But, I think I am in the right frame of mind this time to be able to get some crafting done. Especially with all your fab ideas to help me.
This card is being entered in the following challenges.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Challenge Simon Says Happy Birthday! (closes 10 Apr)
Eureka Stamps - Challenge #33: Stripes or Circles (closes 7 Apr)
Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Fortnightly Challenge #48: Girls (closes 7 Apr)
Craftin Desert Diva's - Cut it up and Link it up Linky Party #3: Cute as a button (closes 14 Apr)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #17: Anything Goes (closes 12 Apr)
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Challenge April 1st: Anything Goes (closes 7 Apr)
V's Sweet Ideas - Challenge #10: Anything Goes (closes 30 Apr)
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Challenge #5: Anything Goes (closes 13 Apr)
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