6/25 - tone on tone backrounds using the Cuttlebug.6:46:00 AM
my apologies for being missing in action. it
seems actually is as if life has been on a down hill lately and i just needed to take a bit of a breather and step back and re-evaluate life as one tends to have to do sometimes. anyways...i am playing catch up with loads of things and especially blogging and sharing some creative stuff.
tip # 6 - create tone on tone backgrounds for cards, tags and layouts.
i love the look of tone on tone. there are many ways to achieve that but my favourite involves the cuttlebug and beautiful dies.
1. cut a shape or pattern using your Cuttlebug. i used a thin glossy paper for mine because of the delicate nature of the die.
2. place the die-cut onto a craft sheet and colour the same as your backgrounds. i used Mister Huey inks and misted the die-cut until i was happy with the look.
3. Use a glue stick to adhere the die-cut to your background and decorate.
i love how the glossy paper still coloured green using the mists, but still retained it's shimmer for a beautiful effect.
i used the amazing new Anna Griffin die for my background - and remember you can emboss the cut as well for a really amazing look.
my background tag was coloured using Mister Huey inks and then inked around the edges in a dark brown dye ink for definition.
this look can be achieve using smaller dies as well - simply cut the image repeatedly and then use your glue stick to adhere them to your background. let the edges touch each other for a continues look. i hope you are having fun using your Cuttlebug and that your December isn't too stressful. we have a holiday tomorrow so i am chilling at home and catching up on washing and cleaning and re-arranging furniture. until tomorrow - thanks for dropping by - you are loved!