Friday, July 3, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired! #38

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
  • sponge
  • Clear Stamps by Marcella K: firework spary and Happy July 4th
  • foam adhesive dots
  • deckle edged scissors
  • Design Runner
  • stylus/ruler


Michelle said...

these are wonderful cards... I love the dimension youve added to the stars with ink...
thanks for joining this weeks challenge!
DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

June Houck said...

Very festive, D! Hooray, you bought some Core'dinations :) I like that blue. I think we may need to plan a field trip to get some more...
I like how you scored the stars for extra dimension.

Cool fireworks stamp; nice to know you have this. I might borrow it for next year ;)

Have a wonderful 4th!

Anonymous said...

`WoW` fabulous card inside and out!!!
Love those stars!!!!
`Tanks` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges...

Shantaie said...

I LOVE your hand made stars inspired by the folder..super job!
Thanks so much for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Cassie said...

awesome! such a clever idea on the stars!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!!! Love the dimension of your stars!! Thanks for playing along with us!

dria said...

I raely raely raely raely raely raely like the 4th of july colors how did you do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........dria

Beth said...

Deanna you out did yourself girl those Stars are really stunning and I love the stamp you chose for the fireworks all in all simply a gorgeous card inside and out.
Thanks for joining us this week at Cuttlebug Challenge


dannisdoodles said...

rustic stars & so beautiful!!!

hugs & so much love!!

Jackie G said...

Fabulous!! Love what you did with the stars!!

thanks for playing along with us this week at CCB!!

BettyBee said...

WOW!!! You did a magnificent job on those wonderful stars!! You worked hard on those great embellishments, and they are just perfect for the challenge!! This is a great card!!! Thank you SO much for being a part of the Cuttlebug Challenge. You rock!!!