Hello everyone, it's Wednesday and you know what that means. Us Cuttlebuggers (not sure that's a word!) have been hard at work preparing you some amazing cards. Please go to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see all of their beautiful cards.
This week's challenge is to distress a card...sand it, tear it, paint it....just distress it! And don't forget, you also have to use your Cuttlebug! I loved this challenge and had a lot of fun making my card. Here it is:
I started with a beautiful piece of turquoise Colorbok card stock. I then cut a slightly smaller piece of Cosmo Cricket paper and ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I then sanded the little embossed dots and ran Tim Holtz distressing ink over the top of them. It blends in so well it looks like part of the paper! I then glued this layer to my card stock getting the glue close to the edges of my paper....when the glue dried I picked around the edges of it to give it a natural torn look because I really had to work at tearing it. I then used a Hambley overlay and spelled the word "Adore" with American Craft Thickers. I added a Colorbok Chipboard corner and sewed it in place. Then I took my distressing ink and ran it over all of the edges of my card. And of course I had to add some hemp string. I made this card to be a masculine Valentine...I thought the colors and the distressed look would be appropriate for my Hubby...no pink to be seen, so he should like it!
Now it's your turn...go to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and look at all of the DT's awesome ideas and then get to work. And don't forget all of the fun starting Friday - the Luv Bug Weekend will be in full force at CB Challenge. Tons of giveaways and I may have a little giveaway of my very own:)