Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm Feeling the Love....

I'm not usually a big Valentine's Day girl, but when I saw this great paper from K and Company, I felt inspired to spread a little love! The first card, I made for my husband. It looks kind of old and raggedy (much like himself)!

It involves podging waxed paper to a cardstock panel and running it through your machine with an embossing folder. Then I alternated inking and sanding the panel until I got the kind of effect I wanted - kind of like an ancient fresco. I loved the texture on this panel! Then I just layered it up with some masculine (sort of) colours, ribbon, brads, and an embossed cuttlebug heart. The central image is cut from the K and Co. Paper and mounted over top.

Then I decided to make a second card for my son. This one is a little more colourful (much like himself)!

This one started as a plain white cardstock panel, embossed with the perfectly paisley cuttlebug folder then coloured with oil pastels on the raised images. I coated the whole thing with two coats of gesso, then sanded it selectively when dry to reveal more of the colours underneath. Love it! I cut the wave edge by hand and did lots of layering. Another image from the K and Co. paper, some ribbons and brads and it was done.

I'm really enjoying these cuttlebug techniques. There is a tutorial up today at Mel Stampz on how to make your own embossing folders! I can't wait to try it!


  1. Awesome! I am so flattered (and excited) that you're joining me in my mod podge & gesso insanity! I can't get enough of the goopy stuff. Your cards are fantastic! Love the layouts! Can't wait to see & read about your embossing folder adventures. :O)

  2. Cathy

    These are great. Can the podging waxed paper technique be done in one of your classes?


  3. Cathy, you always amaze me with all the techniques you use...they're so cool!