I’m Feeling the Love….

February 6, 2009 at 4:34 pm 5 comments

I’m not usually a big Valentine’s Day girl, but when I saw this great paper from K and Company, I felt inspired to spread a little love! The first card, I made for my husband. It looks kind of old and raggedy (much like himself)!

It involves podging waxed paper to a cardstock panel and running it through your machine with an embossing folder. Then I alternated inking and sanding the panel until I got the kind of effect I wanted – kind of like an ancient fresco. I loved the texture on this panel! Then I just layered it up with some masculine (sort of) colours, ribbon, brads, and an embossed cuttlebug heart. The central image is cut from the K and Co. Paper and mounted over top.

Then I decided to make a second card for my son. This one is a little more colourful (much like himself)!

This one started as a plain white cardstock panel, embossed with the perfectly paisley cuttlebug folder then coloured with oil pastels on the raised images. I coated the whole thing with two coats of gesso, then sanded it selectively when dry to reveal more of the colours underneath. Love it! I cut the wave edge by hand and did lots of layering. Another image from the K and Co. paper, some ribbons and brads and it was done.

I’m really enjoying these cuttlebug techniques. There is a tutorial up today at Mel Stampz on how to make your own embossing folders! I can’t wait to try it!


Entry filed under: Cards, Cuttlebug, Gesso.

Musings on Imperfection I’m Feeling the Love….

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jacque4u2c  |  February 6, 2009 at 5:44 pm


  • 2. Dana White  |  February 6, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    WOW Cathy this is stunning!!!

  • 3. Mel M. M. McCarthy  |  February 7, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Awesome! I am so flattered (and excited) that you're joining me in my mod podge & gesso insanity! I can't get enough of the goopy stuff. Your cards are fantastic! Love the layouts! Can't wait to see & read about your embossing folder adventures. :O)

  • 4. Sue  |  February 10, 2009 at 8:59 am


    These are great. Can the podging waxed paper technique be done in one of your classes?


  • 5. Karen Motz  |  February 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Cathy, you always amaze me with all the techniques you use…they’re so cool!


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