Friday, July 17, 2009

Me & the bug

The Cuttlebug that is. I just got some new embossing folders and I find myself looking for things that need a new lease on life...bookmarks, cards, scrap paper!

Here are a couple of patterns...I like the one that looks like embossed metal. It's great for the guys versus giving the swirly look (though my husband didn't mind it for his bookmark) I didn't have the new pattern then.

I've had some general blank cards that have sat in the drawer. I liked the colors but they just seemed to lack something, so when I got my new patterns I decided to try and customize the front. I really like the look. After embossing I sanded lightly to bring the pattern to the fore. It changes it to more of an abstract design and I suspect I will be enhancing a few more card that have been lying around!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Now I know my abc's...

Another design challenge...
Here are the elements in the .svg file. I've preserved the color scheme here but the abc element will cut as a solid unit with the letters cutting but not the individual shapes so I provided the separate a b c to cut
...could also just cut them and overlay
onto the black shadow, too.
My file is in the Borders and Frames link.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cuttlebug Crazy

I recently bought some beautiful cuttlebug embossing folders...
a couple of my favorites thus far are the swirls and paisley...
they add such a wonderful textural element to the papers.
Here are a few favorites.

In the top set I lightly sanded the paper to bring
out the swirl design more on the mini purse and shoe
and it looks fab on solid paper!