Sunday, August 7, 2011

The twinkle in your eye!

Hello! I already missed the deadline for one of the challenges I was going to enter this in, so I thought I better get this one turned in before it was too late!

I made this card for the Throwback Thursday Challenge at My Creative Time - use an older cartridge, make it Christmas themed, and include material somewhere on your project. Also entering it in the Inking it Up Old School Challenge - use an "old school" cartridge. 

To start off, I'm excited to tell you how I made the background! It was something new that I tried for the first time! I used some canvas that I have been having a LOT of fun with lately! I took my Cuttlebug snowflake folder, sprayed it with dark Walnut Ink, then wiped ALMOST all of the ink off (the first time I didn't wipe it off enough and ended up with brown fabric!). I then laid my square of canvas inside, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. And when I say wipe most of the ink off - I mean it should look like there is NOT enough on it - then it will be right! I love the effect this has - and I'm sure I will be playing with this technique a lot in the future!

Anyway, I frayed the edges a bit, then stitched it to the background paper. I cut my image from A Child's Year (this was the second cartridge I ever owned! I still love it!), inked the edges, and added a bit of doodling. The sentiment frame is cut from Once Upon a Princess then inked, and the sentiment is from Emma's stamps. I tied it on with a bit of Baker's Twine.

I am also entering this in Made It Myself Monday's linking party over at You Had Me At Craft. Stop on over and check out all of the fun projects over there!


  1. What a fabulous cool, love the look! :) Hugs x

  2. Wow, WOW, wow, So clever!!! love the look!

  3. what a clever way to use your cuttlebug...i am kicking myself that i threw away an old canvas bag two days ago...i may be digging in the trashcans today. ;)

  4. Thank you so much for the instructions for using Walnut Ink, canvas, and the Cuttlebug! Your card is wonderful! I will have to cardlift this one! Great job!

  5. What an awesome effect. I never thought to use canvas. Beautiful job on this (great colors too). Hugs- Glora