Sunday, April 11, 2010

Playing with my Cuddlebug - Mother's Day Card

Do you get in a rut?  I sure do so I was looking at my dusty Cuddlebug and realized how lonely the poor bug was.  I pulled it off the shelf, dusted him off and put the little darlin' to work!


To begin this card I had colored my image with Primacolor Pencils.  I used a Classic Scallop Small Oval Nestability to cut it out and emboss the edge.  I figured out that Stampin Up's Certainly Celery color matched the leaves and Orchid Opulance matched the purples.  So I cut a layering oval out of the Certainly Celery and a used one of the Label Eight shapes to cut out the purple shape. I embossed the purple layer using a Cuddlebug embossing folder.  I inked all the edges using matching inks and gently rubbed over the embossing with a sponge dauber and Orchid ink.

Another stash find was my pack of Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock. (Forgot I had this!)  I cut a mat and embossed it with the swiss dots folder.  After I sanded the top the green dots came to life.  By now my Cuddlebug needed a nap!

I put the card together and wanted to add the heart pins but they were in a really gross orange color.  I had found them at a garage sale last summer for $.25 and at the time thought I'd find some use for them.  I   stared at these gross looking hearts for the longest time and finally remembered a tip my friend told me about. 

I dug out a violet pigment ink that was sitting in a drawer.  Then I inked the heart end of the pin with the violet ink and quickly dipped it into clear embossing powder.  Carefully using my heat gun I set the embossing powder and TADA... Violet heart pins! 

So keep digging through your stash and use up what you have!  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Core'dinations Whitewash Cardstock Assortment, 12-Inch by 12-Inch, 20/Pkg

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful card Pam... love the tip on changing the color of the heart pins...


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