Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Inking Cuttlebug Folders

Today I want to show you a way to use ink with your cuttlebug folders to get a couple of different looks. Here are the cards I made using this technique.

I used the Rock Princess cricut companion set for my cards. I don't think Kim has these in the store right now, but I'm sure she could get them for you if you asked nicely :)

To make these projects, you will need a Cuttlebug, a Cuttlebug folder, some paper, a brayer, 2 shades of ink, and some baby wipes to clean up with later.

For the larger pale pink card, I stared with the side of the cuttlebug folder that has the cuttlebug writing on it. Get you brayer really inked up and run it all over the inside of the folder. Put your paper in and run it through the Cuttlebug. For this I used pale pink ink. This left all of the embossed areas white and the background areas were all pink. Then I took a black ink pad and rubbed it over the card turning all the raised areas black.

For the smaller card I inked the other side of the folder (without the cuttlebug logo) with hot pink ink. This gives you more of a letter press look and puts the ink down into the debossed areas. As you will see in the video, this does not work well on a folder with words because they will be backwards. I will show the opposite of the light pink skull card in the video. I went over the little high top card with my black ink pad and all the background areas that weren't debossed turned black.

The brayer and the folder can easily be cleaned with baby wipes when you are done.


Billie's Scrappetique said...

You did a great job, Mindy! I've done this technique before too. It opens up a whole new world of possibility for the folders, doesn't it?

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Awesome video Mindy! : )

Sheri said...

Totally worth the wait! Fantastic job!!!

thekolbes said...

Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing