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Saturday, July 25, 2009

My Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Class 7-25-Celtic Knot

How exciting it is for me to be presenting to you one of the newest Provo Craft Cuttlebug folders, CELTIC KNOT!! I looked at this folder and had so many ideas in my mind, but first I did a research of Celtic designs from jewelry to tattoos. This folder opened a whole new world of interest for me. Keeping in mind what I found surfing the internet, this is the card I designed.

This is a photo of the supplies I used. Now, if any of you have been following any of my work, you may have read where I mention how I start in one direction and can end up totally different from my original plan. This card was no exception and because of that, I added a smaller photo of those extra items I used.
I embossed the gold cardstock that had a slight line embossing to it. Realizing how great this folder works to give a sharp emboss, I decided to cut out a few of the center designs with my Fiskars finger knife. Did you notice the gold marker in the first photo? Well, here is something I do when those cutting lines leave a little white showing. I take a marker in the color of the paper I'm cutting and tap onto the white. This helps to 'tone it down' and not have that white jumping out at you.

Next thing was to add a red background. This paper is a shinny red that I purchased from Marco's Paper. I trimmed around so as to not have any showing out from the top and sides. Then I used pop dots and set it on a black mat. The border of the black was done with Versa Mark and Perfect Pearls. Then I attached the black cardstock to more shiney red cardstock that was adhered to the card. I then added the decorative Cuttlebug corners.

Now it was time to 'bring it home' and give it that finishing touch. I used the Celtic Knot folder once again to emboss black Core'dinations that was gray on the back. Once that was done, I freehand cut a cross and using my sanding block, roughed it up. I then used pop dots and adhered it to the card. One last thing was needed...a green heart gem.

I hope you enjoyed my quick and easy class and get the opportunity to play with the Celtic folder yourself. Be sure to stop by Cuttlebug Challenge for fun, prizes and awesome inspiration from our Design Team.

5 comments:

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

AWESOME!!!! Great instructions too!

June Houck said...

Brilliant idea to cut out some of the flat parts of the design! And I love your color combo too :)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, I love,love,love what you did with the ef on gold and then cutting out the inside pieces---so elegant! Great tutorial,thanks..........deanna

Rosemary said...

What a lovely card and I enjoyed the tutorial. I must have this folder now!

Diane Gallagher said...

My son is getting married and he and his fiance' want to make their invitations. It will be a celtic wedding and we loved the celtic knot embossing folder; however can not find it anywhere. Any suggestions where to purchase it? Thanks