Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's been a Cuttlebug day.

I decided to do the Sketch Challenge for the Creative Cuttlebuggers Yahoo group which I just recently found and before I knew it I had a stack of cards. Here is the card for the sketch challenge:

Now remember the technique Kren taught us a few months ago. Well today I finally decided to try it again. So I ran the CS through the Cuttlebug, inked it up and started to smoosh. Well that smooshing was not working for me so let me tell you a secret. For those of you who don't know the technique I will explain. You take your card stock in the diamonds folder, run it through the Cuttlebug and now very carefully rub an ink pad over the raised area. Now you are supposed to use your bone folder and smoosh all the raised areas flat. After rubbing for quite sometime I decided to let the Cuttlebug do it for me. I tried numerous ways and finally came up with the right combination. Take the A plate- B Plate-your inked card stock piece- 3 pieces of card stock and the C plate. Run it through and it is good and flat! Now you put it into another folder, run it through and ink just like before. Here a few of mine using different folders.

Really enjoyed making them with this technique. Have a few more to finish. I tend to do these things in bunches. One more card to show you. This one uses the Branch folder. I used a dauber to ink the high area. Stamped the Inkadinkado owl and embossed. Colored him in with distressed inks and daubers. Cut him out and sat him in the tree.

Well I have enjoyed my day. Hope you enjoyed yours.


Cheryl said...

Wonderful job on these. I think of all of them the hello friend one is my favorite.

Maureen said...

These are lovely, must try the flattening technique.

JennK said...

This is a great technique!! Wonderful cards!! Thanks so much for joining me on the cuttlebug challenge blog.

Ivanka's Card Studio said...

Love your cards and that's one technique I'll have to try. It looks so lovely!

Mrs J said...

Wow Pat, what gorgeous cards! And great results with your smooshing technique! I must give that one a go myself! Thanks for sharing these with us at