Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #97-Book it!

It's the middle of the week and we all may need a bit of inspiration. This week's theme at the Cuttlebug Challenges is Book it! Feel free to play along, link up your projects, and you might win some Cuttlebug Folders!

Before being asked to be a Design Team member, I was one such lucky winner and not only won a Cricut Cake™ a few months ago during their Wedding Week extravaganza, but won during their Christmas Around the Clock (I'm sure you all remember me posting 24 Christmas projects) and the Cuttlebug™ folder just came in the mail this afternoon. You all will know when the Cricut Cake™ arrives. I will be posting some cakes! All I'm sayin' is, you never know what kind of prizes they are going to have!

Anyway, this is actually a card. The goal was to make a card look like a book - and now I think it looks too much like a book and not enough like a card. I covered some cardboard to make the base of the card and then covered it in white card stock. The edges of the pages are drawn with pencil. This project took a long time and a lot of patience.

I thought about doing it as a tutorial and if there is enough interest, I will gladly do it again, but be prepared to spend about 4 hours on it with glue drying time, etc. It took me about 7 with brainstorming, messing up, and trying again - and I STILL stuck my finger in the ink when it was wet! I hate that! Anyway, I think it was worth it in the end. I love the way it turned out. Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing how this was done!

Paper: DCWV, Laura Ashley "Love Song" 'Velvet' paper pack
Embossing: A2 Script Texture Emboss Folder
Cartridges: Tie the Knot™ (you can use any of the cartridges almost and find a scalloped circle)
Ink: Versa Mark (navy blue inking around the edges of the rectangle and scalloped circle), Colorbox (black for sentiment)
Sentiment: Martha Stewart Serif Alphabet



June Houck said...

Oh, Court, I love the play on words "to many more volumes." You are so clever! You have been a deserving participant at Cuttlebug Challenges and I am so proud to have YOU as a DT sister :) I know you are talented with paper and I can't wait to see what you can do with cake!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Hi court! This is great! What a cool idea to make a book card like this!

AnneMaflan said...

Please, oh, please make a tutorial for this beautiful piece of art. It's a dream come true for a bookworm like me! :o)

Court said...

You got it, Anne! I'll try to get that done soon. :) Thanks for the feedback. I do take it to heart!