First picture is of the front and the second pic is of the inside of the card.
This week's Be Inpired! challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge is to use red, white and blue with buttons. Also, they are showcasing the new Cuttlebug Star Embossing Folder. Since it is not yet released, we are to use the Swiss Dot embossing folder in our designs (but their design team used the new folder so check out their creations!!). The new Star Folder has a repeated star pattern----with the stars being a bit larger and more "tented' if you will---meaning a deeper impression. Being inspired by the embossing folder, I decided to hand cut my own stars and use my stylus to make score lines from the tip of each point of the star and folding to re-create that 'tented' look on the folder. I ran two of these white stars thru the Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dot ef and then inked over using a direct to paper techique on the stars to pop the dots and tented edges of each point. Additionally, I used the new Core'dination paper (the dark blue w/light blue core) for the center hand cut star and sanded the 'tented' egdes of each point to reveal the light blue center of the paper. These papers are SO much fun to use with your Cuttlebug embossing folders----and our Joann's just started carrying them (thanks again June!). I used foam dots to maintain the dimension of the stars before adhering them over the red and white striped ribbon strip on card. Added the buttons to the center of each star.
I used a stamp I had that looked like a firework spray for the background effect on the white panel on the card and also as a background under the sentiment in the inside. I used my Design Runner w/red ink cartridge and Greetings cartridge to print out "Celebrate". I cut this sentiment out using my deckle edge scissors. The sentiment inside was stamped w/both inks on white paper and cut out using these same scissors. Both sentiment panels were inked using a sponge for a kind of distressed look.
Supplies and tools:
- Distress ink pads: Fire Brick Red and Broken China
- buttons and ribbon from my stash
- red and white cs from my stash
- Core'dination paper: Dark blue w/light blue core
- sanding block
- Clear Stamps by Marcella K: firework spary and Happy July 4th
- foam adhesive dots
- deckle edged scissors
- Design Runner