Cuttlebug Challenge :: 6
So this week's Cuttlebug Challenge is to use a sketch from ScrapFreak.com. I did like the sketch and the resulting card too.
I decided to try out Tim Holtz's alcohol inks. I thought that the color would match up better and not be so yellow-y. But I will work that out next time. I used a plastic milk jug for the flower. I used the alcohol ink on the plastic first, then I cut it out using the Sizzix die cut, then I ran it though the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Warning though: let ink on that baby dry for a bit. It left a faint trace of ink on the embossing folder. Not a big deal, but if it dries, it more than likely will not come off. I am so anal about my embossing folders, but I've seen some folks do crazy things w/them.
Oh and for the top portion of the card, I almost left it uncolored, but decided to run my brayer over the ink pad and ran the brayer over the card a few time. Cool.
Thanks for looking ... here's what I used:
cardstock: craft supply
patterned paper: Papertrey Ink
flower die cut: Sizzix
ink and alcohol ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger
button: American Crafts
stamp: Hero Arts
dry embossing: Cuttlebug Textile Texture and Swiss Dots
other: plastic milk jug and sewing