Dec 17 2007

Cuttle-Pal Babies

I was planning to make a gift set out of Nursery Necesseties, but time is getting away on me, so when I saw Beth’s TLC challenge today at SCS I thought I’d get two cards done anyway — and I’ll do more later, if time permits. The challenge was to do a technique called Dazzling Diamond Dust — which always confuses me — because you don’t use Dazzling Diamonds at all, you use Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder – but it looks very Dazzling and like Diamonds when it is done — LOL!!! Here are my cards:


Both of these cards use the Cuttlebug and the Scor-Pal for dry embossing. My white panel is cut 4 x 5.25″. First I did the Scor-Paling. I lined the left edge of the panel up at about 3 1/4″ — there is no mark there, just guess. Then score 3 lines at the 4, 4 1/4″ and 4 1/2″. I went overit hard and twice to make a good impression. This is the WRONG side of the panel. Flip it over. The 3 lines should be like you see above. Now, take your CB folder, insert the panel and line the left edge of the folder up with the third scored line, and run through your machine — done — quick, huh? Now, attach the ribbon and adhere this panel to your card.

Next make the main image panels and stars, cover them with Versa Mark andemboss them with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Adhere to card with Pop Dots, elevating the star higher than the round panel.

  • Stamps: Nursery Necessities
  • Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Versa Mark, Signo White Gel Pen
  • Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, Brads, Punches: 1 3/8″ circle, 2″ circle, 2 1/2″ scalloped circle, Large Star; Pop Dots, Cuttlebug and Baby Embossing Folder, Scor-Pal.

On this post I give instructions on how to neatly punch out the moon.

A note about using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder — I find it a bit more touchy than other powders. It embosses very quickly and will burn quickly as well if you don’t keep on a moving with your gun. I always just watch for the sparkle, telling me it’s done. And it’s better to under heat it — you can thenfeel with your finger — if it flakes off, emboss some more. When it is properly adhered, it is tight, will not flake and has a sand paper feel.

That’s it — time is short — got to run!!! I have so many more sets to get done before Christmas with a variety of themes, so please stop in again. Thanks much!!! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!!!

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Cuttle-Pal Babies”

  1. Beautiful! I love the white cuttlebugged panel and the glittery accents are too cool. Thanks for the tip on cutting out the moon!

  2. Laura says:

    Cute cute cute! Love these embossing ideas! Wonderful that you share so much of your talent! The glitter is gorgeous…really shows in your pic!

  3. Becky G says:

    These are so adorable, Sharon! I am lovin all the stuff you are doing with your scorepal! Absolutely fantastic!!!

  4. Julie says:

    I love all your art work and you totally inspire me to use my cuttlebug more! I hope you don’t mind me casing some of your art work.

  5. flossie says:

    These are fantastic, love it

  6. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon, these cards are darling…I must admit – You sold me one this one…I’ll have to get it now!!!

  7. Carol says:

    Oh my goodness, these cards are so adorable. I love the use of the embossed image and the glitter. What a beautiful result. Keep up the great work.

  8. Kathyc on SCS says:

    I am really liking the way you’re tying your knots lately; I’ll have to try that! These cards are so sweet!

  9. Lynda says:

    These cards are just darling! I ordered the Scor-pal and can’t wait to get it and try all of the cool things you have been doing with it! Thank you Sharon!


  10. Donelda says:

    You are certainly making good use of this set!! I love the effect fo the ii on that star!! Definately WOW factor!!

    Thanks for sharing these great creations.

  11. Rose Ann says:

    Wow…how darling these are!!! I love your CBing, and the sparkly accent pieces!

  12. Velta says:

    These cards are just precious!!! Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques 🙂

  13. Sherrie says:

    Wow! These cards are just adorable! Thank you!!

  14. These are so cute! Everytime I see your work, it makes me want to buy stamps that I previously thought were just “Okay”. After looking at your cards, they’re no longer “Okay”, but rather must have’s!

  15. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Soft, beautiful baby cards, the genious is at work again. You always amaze me with your gorgeous designs. Thanks for sharing these little works of art Sharon. Absolutely love them!

  16. Barb S. says:

    Gorgeous!!! Love the idea on the CB/Score Pal.. need to get one of those SP!! Love the Dazzling Diamond Dust. Makes those Scallops POP!! TFS! Barb

  17. Dawn E. says:

    Oh my! So stinkin’ cute! Love these cards Sharon! FABULOUS!

  18. leslierich says:

    You’re making this baby set look fabulous! Love what you did with the Score Pal and Cuttlebug. Of course, love the sparkle, too!

  19. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    Way too cute.

  20. Beautiful!! I love the combination of the scored lines with the CB background!

  21. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz on SCS says:

    I just love your cards Sharon! You are one talented lady. The combination of the Bug and the Pal is just stunning.Who would have thought of it? Well, you did and it is fabulous.

  22. Shel9999 says:

    Oh my goodness!!! These are fabulous!! Love the embossing and sparkle!!

  23. Carol Lee says:

    After viewing your blog you have me inspired to create cards. After seeing all of the wonderful cards that people have created using the cuttlebug I treated myself to one for a Birthday/ Christmas gift. I have been having a blast with it. Although it was tiresome when I just wanted to use the small embossing folders or die cuts. I now have a sidekick for smaller projects which I bought for a steal at Tuesday mornings.

    Thanl you so much for sharing your talent with all of us and giving me some new ideas for using my cuttlebug embossing pockets and templates.

    Carol Lee

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