Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Cuttlebug Spot Oh So Soft Challenge


Were rounding up our month of embellie challenges at The Cuttlebug Spot. And I'm sad to say it's the last of our challenges for awhile. The Cuttlebug Spot will be taking a bit of a break but don't forget us, WE'LL BE BACK! Our final challenge is Oh so Soft featuring felt in our designs. I was particularly excited about this one because I'd been dying to try my MFT Die-namics dies with felt. I use the Rolled Flower and the Rolled Rose. They cut quite easily in the Cuttlebug, but in a few cases I did have to snip through a few reluctant stands of fiber. You use the same sandwich as with Nesties; A plate, C plate, die, felt, and B Plate. Then I rolled them up and glued them using Zip Dry glue to a small punched circle and added adhesive pearls to the centers. The leaves were from the Spellbinders Nested Leaves dies. Pretty pretty, huh? The background embossing is done with an old style Fiskars Basketweave Texture plate. I'd never had much luck with embossing with these, but while at the Scrap Expo I came across Lucy McGoo's Wonder Goo which, when sprayed on card stock is (among other things) supposed to enhance embossing. Still not as crisp as a folder, but a definite improvement. The eggs were cut with my Spellbinder's Nested Eggs dies, and embossed with my new Sizzix Country Foliage folder. The bottom scalloped border was not punched, but rather cut with the Scalloped Scallop Die-namics Die from MFT. "Happy Ester was computer generated on a little banner cut with my Stampin' Up Bigz Petal Cone Die (Thanks Lilllie!) I'll be using that whole die in the near future.


So, it's a simple Easter card, but ALL Cuttlebug. Here's a pic of all of the goodies I used. the Design Team has all sort of inspiration using felt, so be sure and check out The Cuttlebug Spot and please play along. Last chance for awhile. You might want to consider subscribing so as not to miss our return. Don't forget us!

19 comments:

  1. Good Golly! I'm first? That's really hard to believe..lol The felt flowers are awesome. I love all the embossing and the colors. It's a sweet card Donna.

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  2. I do believe you have a little craft store there in your house... lol. I love the purple.. (my favorite color, well one of them).. very very pretty. hugs

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  3. Hi Donna,
    I love the texture the embossing has given this card. Gorgeous layout and wonderful colours.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  4. Your card stopped me in my tracks! I really love how it all came out. Love the egg and really loving the flowers. You got MY attention so much and interested to try this one out! Thanks! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

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  5. Oh wow, Donna! The felt looks fabulous! Love the colors and how cool that you were able to use felt with those dies. So, did you think adding that spray to the cs helped with the Fiskars plate embossing? I have them buried somewhere...
    Love the rich purples on the flowers. No more TCS? What WILL you do? LOL!

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  6. Love the Felt!!! and the flowers are just fabulous! with the touch of pearls, thank you for the inspiration :)

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  7. Gorgeous card Donna. Love the felt flower of course. Always loved your embossed work, too.

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  8. Awesome D/T card D! I love your rolled flowers, and your egg. I knew I should have bought those nesties. Glad you had fun with your die, it can be used in so many ways. Great take on our final challenge.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  9. Donna, your cards is really cute. I loved that you Cuttlebugged the entire card! Those layered flowers are too die for! Thanks for all the inspiration and it's been an honor to serve with you on TCS DT!

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  10. Love the softness of this card. Great color choices. And those flowers are fabulous!! Your use of the felt was great - I may have to find those dies - ENABLER!

    xx Susan

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  11. Pure perfection Donna! Nothing I would change on this card. Amazing textures? Check! Lovely colors? Check. Pretty factor? Check! :)

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  12. It's a big fat goose egg! I love it!!!!

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  13. Really pretty card and the colors are fab!!! Love the felt flower and that die too!

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  14. Ohhhhh....I come back from vacation and it takes me hours to go through all your new creations! LOL! I love this card and the flowers are adorable, I think I might have to look into the dies to make them! I thought I was the only one who had trouble with the Fiskar embossing plates...thanks for the tip...you ROCK like that!

    :D

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  15. Fab card Donna - your felt flowers are gorgeous!
    Helen x

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  16. What an egg-celent final to this CB challenge! Thank you so much for being a teamy with me, you have been an inspiration and I will be following your blog! So no goodbyes, but see you in blogland!

    love
    Jannie!

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  17. Love all the embossing and the felt flowers are awesome. They really add so much texture!

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