Monday, May 23, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Cuttlebug Tapestry by Laura

You've seen so many great tutorials this month!! The trick today, is a super easy way to add dimension.....but at the same time, losing it. Um, confused yet? Well the above card, is made using this technique!!

It all started with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die: Caged Bird.....

I cut the cage out of the Chocolate Box Core'dnations Cardstock and the bird out of a warm red color from my stash (I used 2 B plates with the die to do this). Next, I sanded the birdcage for a distressed look, and then inked the bird with an ink tool to apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. The bird was placed on a 2 1/2" square of kraft cardstock with rounded corners, which gave me this:

Nice, but then, I taped the bird down with Scor-Tape, and then used a tapestry type of A2 Cuttlebug Folder and ran the entire piece through the Cuttlebug. The result, after being swiped with a bit of the Walnut Stain Ink was this:

The image is almost imbedded into the other cardstock, it looks like it was printed that way. So much more interesting!! I then layered up the card starting with a large 4 5/8" by 6 1/2" kraft base, used some of the gorgeous Mariposa Mat Stack from DCWV, and the finishing touches, pretty Prima Roses, ribbon, a stick pin I made, and Kaiserkraft Pearls.

Here is a close up of the sweet little bird in its finished cage..... (the cage is slightly bowed and attached with foam dots)......

Hope you get a chance to play with your Cuttlebug and try some of the fun techniques you've learned this many different ideas!! Happy Crafting!!

Available at Cutters Creek:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Die (Caged Bird)
Core'dinations Cardstock (Chocolate Box)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Prima Roses (coral and poppyfield)
Kaiserkraft Pearls (Chino)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (tapestry)
DCWV Mariposa (mat stack)


  1. beautiful! and inspiring... time to go play

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [25 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Beautiful! One of my favorite dies. (BTW - I think it should say two "B" plates, not "A").


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