Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cuttlebug Creations

While visiting June Knaack at her stamp store (1870's Shoppe) in Zoar, Ohio this weekend, I took photos of a few of her new creations with the Cuttlebug embossing folders & Spellbinder Nestabilities diecuts ... then using that as inspiration, did my own version.




My White Wedding card is very similar to what June had on display. Although she had additional hearts on the front and pearls on the inside hearts on her creation. I chose to keep everything Whisper White with the exception of the sentiments. The images used on all three of these wedding card designs are from Inkadinkado.










After making the pristeen all white card, I wanted to try a few other ideas. For instance, why not sponge the hearts with a little soft Pink Pirouette ink for just a touch of color and then run it through the Cuttlebug or leave it plain. Or in this case, both! I also ran the card front through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder. For an additional embellishment, I punched 3 butterflies from Pink Pirouette cardstock & one of the Martha Stewart butterfly punches.

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Then I got really brave and created a Black & White Wedding creation! I actually think this looks quite elegant ... what do you think??? The only panel I embossed was the black matting heart and it was run through with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. I also used a small sponge & Versafine black ink to make the shadowing around my Mr. & Mrs. sentiment. My embellishments are The Paper Studio half pearls and Martha Stewart birds.



Oh ... did I mention that both hearts are popped up on dimensionals???



So that's what I was doing this afternoon. We were hoping to have some friends visit but DH wasn't feeling all that well today so we've asked them to come another day. Tomorrow is Mark's PetCT Scan ... pray it comes back CLEAR. Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

21 comments:

  1. Darlene, your cards are just gorgeous! I would love to visit that store in Zoar someday. I've heard so many people rave about it.
    I'm praying that your news tomorrow is good. Hang in there.
    Sue

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  2. These turned out very pretty, Darlene!

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  3. Darlene, these are spectacular creations. They are all gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Wow this is so gorgeous! I just love it.
    Hugs xx
    pat

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  5. Oh, wow! What lovely wedding cards, Darlene! I especially like the white-on-white one, but all of them are elegant and sure to be cherished.

    I'll be praying for a clear scan for Mark.

    Hugs!

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  6. OMGosh...these are so beautiful! I think the pink one is my favorite. Breathtaking...any couple would be blessed to receive one of these for their wedding.

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  7. Darlene, these cards are stunning! What a talent! Blessings to you!

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  8. Hi Darlene! Glad to see you got more people to sign up for your blog candy! Love, love, love, these wedding cards! My favorite is the all white one!

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  9. Hi Darlene!! Hope all is well with you... I love your wedding cards.
    Our wedding in Montreal was fabulous. Perfect day, the bride and groom looked amazing and all went perfectly.
    Talk to you soon.

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  10. Wow Darlene,What gorgeous-ness
    I love them. especially the white on white. so elegant!
    I agree with all the previous comments . Beautiful work!

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  11. Wow Darlene,What gorgeous-ness
    I love them. especially the white on white. so elegant!
    I agree with all the previous comments . Beautiful work!

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  12. Darlene,
    Girl, these cards are stunning! The white on white is my fav. What an inspiration - all of them!

    I've been scrolling thru your blog and wow, you've been busy! Your talent is absolutely blooming. Our blog paths crossed late last year, and I could not be more excited about your work and designs of today! I wanna be YOU when I grow up!

    God bless,
    Kay

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  13. WOW, these are so elegant! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. These cards are just beautiful!!!!

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  15. These cards are just beautiful!!!!

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  16. Darlene,
    Your cards are beautiful and the colors used are awesome. Very inspiring to me.

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Darlene