Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall Greetings

Just playing with my new Cuttlebug folder, Autumn Type. I used a technique called negative Cuttlebug effect, which was featured as one of the TLC challenges a while back on Splitcoast.

If you've never tried this technique, here's how:
1. Take your CB folder and open it so the negative side (the side with the CB logo) is facing down on your table.
2. Ink up the negative side using a brayer.
3. Lay your cardstock on top of the inked side, close the folder and run it through your CB as you normally would.
4. Wash your folder ASAP to avoid staining. I've never had a problem with staining, even with darker colors.

This is a great technique because it's simple, yet it makes such a cool effect on your cards.

Stamps: none
Paper: Really Rust, Whisper White, assorted cardstock (for leaves)
Ink: Really Rust
Accessories: Cuttlebug Autumn Type, small & large leaf punches (Marvy Uchida), ribbon (Michael's)


Gina said...

Great card! looks awesome with that technique! Haven't tried that one yet! Thanks for sharing!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a great backdrop for those cool falling leaves!! I have seen this CB folder yet - very cool!!
hugs, Jami

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! This is very cool! I'll have to try this, TFS!

Allison said...

Thanks for sharing a fun technique! Pretty colors!

Shirley said...

A really beautiful Fall card. I really like the one color with the white on this. A great technique to use here.