Friday, August 13, 2010
Cuttlebug Challenge #96 I can Clearly See Glam!
I haven't had much time for challenges lately, but when I saw the Cuttlebug Challenge blog would have an acetate challenge, I knew I wanted to try. So, if I haven't convinced you to save all of your strawberry and salad packaging; look out, this post just might convince you to hoard them all!
I made the card above using the Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Bountiful paper and cut a window with the Storybook Cartridge. I doodled a little stitching with a glitter pen around my cut. I then used my strawberry packaging and ran it trough my Cuttlebug with my Harlequin plate (this one is by Stampin Up, but PC has a Harlequin folder too). After I ran it through the cuttlebug, I got out my Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks in Denim an Bottle (green) and applied them with the Tim Holtz applicator. Once that dried, I used my Stickles Turquoise at every intersection. You can see I took a break and took a photo (hand cramp).
I let this dry (see photo below) and tied a bow around the card.
So, excited about this find, I have to share. You may have noticed a suspicious absence of bows here. I am bow challenged, in fact, I have been stalking the Holidays with the Cricut Blog and leaving comments begging for a bow tutorial. I mean have you ever seen such perfect bows?! So, I found the fork bow tutorial and it is the perfect method for the perfect bow. You can find the Fork Bow tutorial at Stampin' With Di. But the size of this bow is too small, so I searched for my formal tableware for the salad fork to no avail, and realized I can make my own bow jig! I cut a simple piece of chipboard (a recycled cereal box). Oh, I know, I have recycle issues, but in this economy we have to save where we can, so we can spurge, where we can! Now, I will make a note of the size ribbon I used and the size bow I get and make a few more as needed.
Now one more tip about my card, how did I get my window cut right where I wanted it? I opened my Design Studio and used George to draw a rectangle for my A2 card front, then placed the window where I wanted it, and removed the temporary card front rectangle. Easy and perfectly placed with no card stock waste!