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Monday, March 09, 2009

Cuttlebug Love

Some of you may know that I work at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbook department.  This card was created

for our Cuttlebug display to showcase some of the dies & folders.  The card base is Kraft with a top fold.

The textured CS is Coredinations and was embossed with the Leafy Branch folder and then sanded to reveal

the colored core of the paper.  The coral topper is 1 1/2" with a torn edge.  After embossing with the Textile

folder, I swiped it with Adirondack Snow Cap pigment ink and then sponged the edges with Distress Walnut Stain.

The same process was used for the with love oval.  The with love is from the With Love border folders set.  The oval

is a word window punch by McGill.  The butterfly was cut and embossed using the Butterflies combo die/embossing set.

After cutting and then embossing, the raised portions were highlighted with the same white pigment used on the coral

layers.  After the pigment was dry, the die cut was misted with a pearlized distress mist made from

distress reinker/water/Perfect Pearls.  (sorry, can't rememberwhat color reinker I used.  Probably a shade like Faded Lipstick) 

The body and antennea was highlighted with a Copic G24 Willow marker.  The wings were folded upwards and then mounted

on foam dimensional tape.  The project is finished with 5/8" wide striped ribbon, a pearl head pin and some glass leaf charms.

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  1. BEAUTIFUL, Shelly!!
    I love that butterfly--fantastic layout!!
    That pearly mist really looks cool!! Very cool ribbon and charm, too!!

    I hope your Hobby Lobby knows how good they have it!!!

    My MIL and FIL went to HL in Saginaw to by Spellbinder dies--and the associate took them to the fabric painting aisle and showed them fabric dYes. Oy Vey!

  2. Very pretty! The colors are fantastic. I miss Hobby Lobby, I haven't been to one since I moved to Florida. :(

  3. Beautiful Shelly! Love the shimmer and great texture!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly! It's great to see you posting again!!

  5. This is so very beautiful Shelly!!! AWESOME!! :)

  6. Gorgeous card Shelly!! Love the texture, colors and torn top!! Awesome!!

  7. A true Shelly card....absolutely gorgeous!!! Every little element just screams elegance and all the wonderful details!!!

  8. Beautiful! I love the torn paper topper with the ribbon and funky glass charm!


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