Friday, April 25, 2008

{My first Cuttlebug card}

Well--it took me a week, but I finally pulled out my Cuttlebug and put it to work. I was shocked at how easy it was---I used the Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder and put a piece of scrap paper in it---literally just one that was sitting on my desk and voila, I had a lovely piece of embossed paper that looked like I had spent the morning embossing.

I was so excited I had to take a picture of it---it's kraft paper (SU!) and it's really nothing exciting, but I was THRILLED!! (I'm easily amused!) I put together a card for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge with it---you know I HAD to use it---just to say it was my "first"!!

The sketch this week was simple and provided so many opportunities---I'm still trying to color with my watercolor paper and SU ink---my aquapainter just gets water EVERYWHERE---is it supposed to do that? I just don't know. I need to ask someone. It frustrates me, so I finally trashed the first one and just used my blender pen---the "heart" in the picture has WAY too much ink, but I just finally left it--again, I'm still learning....this does make me re-think the idea of buying Copic markers---what if I can't make them work either? Enough blah, blah, blah---

Here's the card--- It's just a 5.5 x 4.25 card--nothing special--the recipe is below. David is at a conference this weekend and then he is headed to see his Mom. She isn't well. Please pray that it will be a sweet visit....too long of a story to share here. I have nothing special planned, so I'm hoping to get a lot of stamping done....but that always seems to change once the kids are home! Enjoy your weekend. I hope to be back with some other Cuttlebug Cuties!

Have a blessed day~

Stamps: Merci (SU!)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Watercolor Paper--all SU!
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Going Grey
Accessories: Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Blender Pen, SU! Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, 5/8" Ribbon, 2 way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


beate said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors, stamps and your CB background. Thanks for playing.
Hugs and smiles

LeAnne said...

Hey Kathleen, first, let me tell you, you will LOVE your CB, the more you use it! Also, I use my aquapainter all the time and it takes a while for the water to come out, so I would say that NO, it is not supposed to do what yours did!! I would maybe borrow someone else's to see if it works any differently. I don't even use my paintbrush anymore, that's how much I enjoy using the aquapainter!

Carolyn King said...

woohooo congrats on using your cuttlebug--pretty soon it will be hard for you to make a card without it! lol!

Very pretty card too!

CraftyC said...

Congraulations on using the cuttlebug, I blew the cobwebs off mine the other day!