Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Cuttlebug Challenge

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Jan 7, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge

This week on The Cuttlebug Spot there's a challenge to make a man's card. Valentine's Day is coming, so I got to work.

I just got a Cuttlebug for Christmas. So far all I've done is a little embossing, including the front of this Valentine card. Doesn't the embossing look like steam?

Most of the papers are AC Card stock. The small coffee pot and cup on the front are Kiwi Metallic Cover by The Paper Company, outlined with Sakura Glaze pen. Floral cutout on the large cup from a paper by Frances Meyer. The steam is Glaze pen on acetate. I cut out the cover letters and the scalloped green piece with my CraftRobo.

coffee cup pop up card

As the card is opened flat (180°) the steam pops out of the cup. The cup itself floats about 1" above the card.
coffee cup pop up card
Here's a look at the pop up mechanism.
coffee cup pop up card
coffee cup pop up card
I'm working on a tutorial for this pop up mechanism, the floating tabletop, so look for Lesson 22 soon.

9 comments :

mphoinix said...

I luv the pop up card!
Thanks for visiting the cuttlebug challenge.
Http://www.Cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Nilda said...

What a fun and creative card. I love your combination of embossing folder with the theme of the card. Thank you for participating in the challenge. I hope you visit often and enjoy the challenges..at The CuttlebugSpot

Nancy S said...

Great card, Mel! Did you cut the scalloped piece before you put it into the cuttlebug for embossing?

cpeep said...

I did cut it first. The Robo sometimes catches on irregularly textured paper so it made sense to cut first, emboss second.

{raisingAlexis} said...

I just pointed you over on Tallyscrappers for this card - it's too frickin' cool!

acreativeneed said...

Great pop up card! Love this idea, and especially with a cup of coffee (my fave):) tfs!
smiles,Deena

Saskia said...

Great and unique card!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

Saskia :)

Hope Jacare said...

A really clever card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Rose said...

awesome how you made the steam pop up!! thanks for joining us on crafty creations :0)