Hi Blogland. I hope you all had a great weekend?
Here we go again with another DT entry for the Cuttlebug Blogspot. This weeks theme was "Anything Fall". Pop on over and see what the other DT Members have made. Here's what I came up with.It's a traditional easel card popped onto it's side.
Here's a step by step if you fancy giving it or something similar a go.
I started off by cutting out some decoupage from the Joanna Sheen set of House Mouse called Fruit & Nut.Matted it onto some Burgundy Mirror card,followed by some White card stock and then again another layer of the Burgundy.I then took a piece of White card stock and coloured it using Crushed Olive Distress Ink.
Embossed the card stock through the Cuttlebug Machine using the Fruit & Vine Embossing Folder from Sizzix.Once embossed, I went over the image again with the Crushed Olive Ink to highlight the raised impression.
Adding a little bit of Brushed Corduroy Distressing Ink to the leaves,and the vineand some Victorian Velvet Ink to the Berries.Finishing the berries off with some Crystal Stickles, putting it to one side to dry.Once dry, I matt and layered the imageusing the same card stock combination as I did for the decoupage image.I then set about making the easel card. I used an 8" x 8" card, folding one side in on it's self to form the easel.I then matt and layered the card with some Gold Mirror and some Plum card stock,turning the easel on it's side for something a bit different than the norm. And then mounted my decoupage and embossed images to the card.
I was very happy with the layout, as the decoupage with the berries matched the embossing folder almost perfectly. But it needed something.
Trawling through my stash I came across my "On the vine" 12" border from Spellbinders.. Now, these go through the Cuttlebug perfectly. Here's how to use them if you are unsure.To cut it out, take your A and B platesand lay your card stock and die on top, finishing off with your C plate and cut.To emboss it, turn your die over so that the cutting edge is facing upwards still with your cut image inside it.Add your tan matand a shim (extra piece of card stock).This time you will use a second B plate instead of your C plate. Pass through the machineand pop out your now embossed vine.I added some blobs of Pinflair Glue to add a bit of dimensionand applied it to the project.It really adds a touch of opulence to the card I think.Although it now made the other side of the card a bit bare.So I cut out a sentiment from my Cricut Machine which I had prepared on my Gypsy Machine so that I could weld some letters together. I used the Storybook cartridge for the capitals letters and Plantin Schoolbook for the lowercase letters.And there you have it.... I hope you like it and it gives you some ideas. Don't forget to leave a comment. Apart from I enjoy reading them it will enter you into this Months BLOG CANDY where you have a chance to win the Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge...
Have a great day everyone, see you soon.