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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Cuttlebug Squares

Hello fellow crafters,
As I thought might be the case, we were delayed in Newcastle yesterday - the specialist was 1 hour behind with  her appointments, so by the time we got home it was time to feed and bed down all our furred and feathered babies, and then prepare our dinner. I didn't get a chance to make a new card today either as we had unexpected visitors, so I will show you 2 mosaic, grid-style cards that I made last year. You may recall I mentioned in my last post that I have often made these cards in various forms.

I was showing some friends, fairly new to card-making, and with new Cuttlebugs, how they could use several embossing folders on a card, instead of one large background. They had also never seen chalking done.

For the first card, I cut 9 squares using my Spellbinder Nestabilities. While one was still in the die (the middle one) I sponged it lightly with Versacube Baby Pink ink. The remaining 8 squares were positioned in 4 different embossing folders in a way that highlighted particular areas, then passed through the Cuttlebug. Then I very lightly coloured the raised images with soft pink and green chalks. I then adhered the 9 squares to pink cardstock which was in turn adhered to card front. I added 3 punched vellum butterflies, the largest of which was glued, 3D fashion over one embossed butterfly. Tiny flat-back pearls were attached to that butterfly's body.

My second card is almost the same as the 1st. I added 1 punched vellum and pearl butterfly to centre panel with silver peel off sticker; punched vellum flowers; pearls. The backing paper is oyster grey pearlised waterwave paper. I put tiny dots of 'Crystal' Stickles in the centres of the embossed flowers.

I sent both these cards to non-crafting friends in different states of Australia, so I didn't feel there was a problem with making them so similar.

Thank you for looking...until next time...happy crafting.

Jennifer. x


  1. Both of these are just BEAUTIFUL Jennifer, so simple yet so very effective. Love love love them. Thanks for this great little tip on getting a bit extra out of our Cuttlebugs. Have a great weekend. Cheers Di xo

  2. Wow Jennifer these are both beautiful, but the first one is particularly stunning ... I have never thought of doing this even though I have a fair selection of CB folders and other makes too. I think I may well try this technique when I have some playtime :-)
    pauline x

  3. This is fabulous Jennifer! I love cards that look gorgeous but are quite simple in the making and this card fits the bill perfectly. I might have a go at one of these myself.

  4. just passing through and saw the lovely cards and what a beautiful site. Thanks for letting me look as I love all nice cards, Carol.


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