Yesterday’s Technique Challenge was perfect for my sample for today’s Be Inspired challenge.  The technique challenge was fun. Ink up the indented side of a cuttlebug folder, add cardstock and run through your Cuttlebug. That will add ink and  dry emboss  your cardstock at the same time.

 I knew I had to use black, lots of green as well as circles for this challenge.


I inked up the circle cuttlebug folder with Black Craft ink and ran a 4″ square of Old Olive cardstock through the CB.

Next I cut it down with a wavy line. I added a Shimmery White strip behind it and cut it with my corner rounder to add the scallops.

I added textured Soft Sky cardstock to turn the layers back to a 4″ square and paper pierced the Soft Sky edge as well as the wavy edge of the Old Olive piece. What can I say? I am paper piercing addicted! And if you like paper piercing too or you want to try it out as a challenge, head on over to Sharon Johnson’s blog. That’s her challenge for this week.

For the sentiment I chose “You are one of a Kind” from One of a Kind. I stamped it in Black StazOn on Shimmery White cardstock, punched it out with the small oval punch. It was layered first on a 1″ black circle punchout, then ona a sponged Ruby Red Designer Label punch. I paper pierced the 1″ circle and added a white dotted border on the Designer Label with the white gel pen.

I tied striped Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon around the Old Olive section and attached the card front to the 4 1/4″ square Basic Black card base.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

27 Responses to “Technique Challenge Monday combined with Inspiration Tuesday”

  1. OH how fun and funky! I LOVE it, Beate! Your use of color is very cool!

  2. WOW! Amazing card and colors! LOVE it!

  3. So funky-liscious!

  4. How cool is this!!!~ I can’t wait to play!

  5. Beate, this is so gorgeous!

  6. Ohhhh, it is beautiful….Beate, die sieht so genial aus. Die Farben sind himmlisch! Die Scallops so cool…! Danke für diese tolle Inspiration! Habe schon ein paar grün- schwarze gecuttelt…:-) Dir einen schönen Tag…Liebe Grüße, Silke…aka Silli on SCS….

  7. I love what you did the verse and punches….gorgeous !! Great colors too !! Love the wave with the CS too….genius !

  8. LOVE this! I have that embossing folder…never thought to ink it up first. And I love the wavy line in the middle with the scallop edge…way cool. I must try it!

  9. I so love this! What a fun inspiration piece…I am really excited to play! Thanks for this! 🙂

  10. Beate! Ein Traum! Wie Silli schon schreibt: Danke für die Inspiration! Wunderschön! Ich liebe Deine Karten und Werke! So beautiful!

  11. Inking up the CB folder, who’d a thunk it?? What an awesome inspiration piece. It took me forever to wrap my brain around the fact that you used black ink and not green, it’s a good thing I love trompe l’oeil! Your card is fabulous, I looked at it for so long that I thought the focal point was the bottom of a very cute bikini, awesome work, TFS.

  12. Beate – your card is fantastic!!! I’ll might play again…found some buttons and I’ll try to piece something together – this is a wonderful inspiration challenge!!!

  13. another great card ! the colors are stunning…

  14. So lovely! What a great layout!! Fabulous colors and perfect piercing!!

  15. Now this is a funky cool card Beate!!! Love it!

  16. WOW!! Love this Beate! I really like the punches around the sentiment!

  17. Wow! This is killer cute! I never would have thought of that Cuttlebug technique! Don’t know if I have enough *faith* to get it all inky and dirty like that, but I’ll think about it! lol! Love your card!

  18. I do not have a cuttlebug but I am thoroughly enjoying everything that has been created with the technique yesterday. I love this. Joan

  19. Great combo challenges! I love the circle CB folder inked with the green & black! Very hip layout! Hugs, Deb

  20. clever idea to ink up the folder, cute card! hope you are well, haven’t heard from you. we’ve been out of town all week, will be back on sunday. have a nice easter!!

  21. Wonderful combination of challenges! Your card is so fun, and I love all you have going on there! Love the colors too!

  22. This is so unique and cute. The orange ribbon is the perfect touch.

  23. Wow! I love this color combo, and the technique is GENIUS! Who comes up with this stuff? …amazing. And I just ordered some pumpkin striped grosgrain, so I am a very happy girl (or will be, once it arrives!) Thanks for the inspiration, Beate!! You always do the most gorgeous cards. I love your blog :o)

  24. Oh my gosh, Beate!! You created such a cool unique beauty of a card. WOW!! I love this.

  25. That card is great. Did you have any trouble getting the ink off the CB folder?

  26. Absolutely love this card – it is fun, fun, fun — so many different elements and textures!!! Fabulous work, as always!!!

  27. What a fun technique… Love how this turned out! 🙂

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