I have a couple of cards to share with you today and a very simple tutorial, Embossing with a Spellbinders die & Cuttlebug embossing folder.
My first card is for the Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge "Go Dotty". Our challenge is being sponsored by The Paper Shelter so I thought I'd use one of their images.
This cute Easter Bunny is one of their pre-colored digital images, I really liked the colors in this. The papers I combined with it are Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal & Pixie Pink along with Via Linen Violet and Mohawk Bright White. I used Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders because I didn't have any patterned papers or digital papers with this color scheme. I'd love to see The Paper Shelter start making digital papers to go with their images! My sentiment is also a digital image that I picked up as a freebie and I'm not sure where. If you recognize it, I'd be happy to give the person credit so let me know in a comment.
My second card you saw this last weekend if you came by on the Operation Write Home Bunny Hop. As I was making it I took a few pictures to show how I embossed the Spellbinders circle to use as a tutorial.
I used most of the same cardstock as the above card with the exception of a scrap of Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold.
My tutorial is very simple. I first cut out the purple circle using a Spellbinders die and embossed it using my Spellbinders Wizard and then moved over to my Cuttlebug.
I've opened up my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and placed the Spellbinders die blade side up flat on my "B" plate. The portion of the embossing folder it's on is the indented side. Be sure your blade on your Spellbinders die is facing up so you don't damage your plastic embossing folder.
I next placed my Spellbinder's Wizard embossing mat over the circle. It's a little thicker than the others I have, you can use what works for you.
My other "B" plate goes over that.
It's being rolled through the Cuttlebug and you can easily see that the embossing folder is open.
It's gone through the Cuttlebug and I removed the embossing mat and "B" plate.
There it is with the Spellbinders Circle die still on it showing the embossing.
And a close up of the embossed circle. I like the way the embossed rim around the circle looks with the embossing on the inside of the circle too.
There you have it, how to use a Spellbinders die and Cuttlebug embossing folder together.
I hope you have time to join in our Midweek Throwdown "Go Dotty" challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps this week!