Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Couple More New Cuttlebug Folders

Liking the "painted" Birds & Swirls embossed piece so much, I decided try coloring the embossed image created with new Floral Fantasy embossing folder, too. This one was a little more time consuming, partially because there were more color choices to make. I really like the soft pastels on the Colonial White background, and you'll note I kept the sentiment small as not to cover up too much of the design.

To bring out the detail of the design of the Perfectly Paisley folder, I sanded my white-core cardstock. I kept this card simple, too. While "Yeehah" isn't a word that I use on a regular basis, and the cowgirl isn't my favorite stamp in the Stick People Collection stamp set, I have a rodeo fan girlfriend who will get a kick out of the card.

I made these cards when I should have been sleeping in the wee hours of this morning, which is why I feel like I've been run over by a truck tonight. I need to gather up enough gumption to see if I can't put a few Nugget boxes together for tomorrow. My concern is that my Nugget supply is seriously diminished, which, if it is, will be totally disgusting. I had seven bags of these things on hand a couple of weeks ago. If I wake up one morning and my backside is seriously wider than it was the day before, it will only be because I deserve it. Better get to it . . . Stop back tomorrow night for the It's All About Love Countdown finale and tribute to a special friend who who, during her lifetime, taught me and my family a lot about love.

Materials & Tools: Birthday card - Colonial White and Garden Green cardstock; Cuttlebug/w Floral Fantasy embossing folder; Dove blending pen; Garden Green, Baby Pink, Amethyst, Heavenly Blue, and Breeze ink pads; Happy Birthday stamp set; Flower from Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack; Brad from Baby Pink My Accents. Yeehah card -White Daisy, Cranberry, and Indian Corn Blue cardstock; Cuttlebug w/Perfectly Paisley; Black stamp pad; Wordworth Stick People Collection stamp set; Cranberry and Brown Bag markers; Red gingham ribbon; My Legacy Writer; Sanding block.


Maricar said...

That sanded paisley background is awesome with your cowgirl stamp. Love it, as usual!

Laurel said...

I love that cowgirl card. I just made my own cowgirl card with those colors too! I too am loving the cuttlebug folders.

Kristine said...

Beautiful work as always Kathi. I read daily, and love your blog so much that I've nominated you for the "Excellent Blogger Award" (you can check my blog for the details - Thanks for continuing to inspire me!

Kariberry said...

Very pretty card Kathi.
I just ordered a few folders yesterday. I thought I had Birds & Swirls folder. But I have something that looks close to that.
Can't wait to play again.
Thanks for the insparation!

Jana Amundson said...

I have always loved anything "Paisley" so I was way excited to see this folder. After seeing your card, I can't wait to get it! Love your blog!

Laura said...

Oh, I cannot wait to get a hold of these folders! Both cards are fantastic!

LeAnne said...

Hi Kathi, I just found your blog & really liked your samples, esp. the cowgirl with the sanded Cuttlebug background! Very clever & cute!