Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shaped card - Cuttlebug challenge

The Cuttlebug Challenge blog has a new challenge for this week and that is to create a shaped card. The examples from their team are just too much fun! I knew right away that I wanted to use these brand new Jenni Bowlin Embossed Core'dinations cardstocks. At the end of this post, I added a scan of a full piece of the papers I used so you can see what they look like.
The cardstock piece for the card base has a label shape to it. I cut the 12"x12" piece in half and then folded that in half. I cut around the label shape to give my card it's unique shape. This particular piece is from the Black Magic collection so it is black on the front side and red on the backside. When the embossed label shape is sanded as well as the edges, the red core is exposed. Plus the inside of the card is the red color.
I took a piece of tan Core Essentials Core'dinations cardstock and embossed that with a Cuttlebug embossing plate and sanded that. I then cut it to fit the inside of the label shape.
The piece going across the front of my card is the Black Magic Jenni Bowlin embossed Text cardstock. When this is sanded the red letters show up. The scallop circle piece that is under the flower is the Vanilla embossed Text cardstock. There are five different embossed patterns in five different colors. For all of them, when they are sanded, the core of the paper shows through.
This gives you a close-up look at the colors and the embossed designs.

Below are the scans of the papers I used for this card.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Jenni Bowlin Embossed Core'dinations cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing plate
Scallop circle punch - Marvy
Silk flower - Prima


  1. wow, the card is looking beautiful no doubt on it, but according to me it can be look more beautiful if you change the color combination of this card...........


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  2. Now that is a very cool card Linda!! And I have never seen that paper before! What cool stuff you find! Have a great weekend Linda. :)

  3. oh my Linda, this is so, so gorgeous, i love your floral piecing too, wow!

    hugs & so much love!

  4. Fabulous card Linda, I can't wait to get my papers!

  5. wowzer Linda I luv luv the card and I saw that new collection at CHA from Jenni and Core'dinations, it is so fabulous :)
    Thank you for joining us this week:)

  6. linda this card is beautiful and elegant... and i love what youve done with the label to create your shaped card...

    TFS! and
    Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

  7. How lovely this card is! Just great! Glad to see you join us with this week’s Be Inspired!


  8. Love it! Aren't those folders so much fun to use?

  9. This card is AWESOME!!!!! I have to try this now!!! And after seeing all the Core'dination paper, I had to get some for myself! I LOVE IT! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!!

  10. Linda, I think this ROCKS!! I love the colors, the embossing - everything! I'm doing some catching up on my favorite blogs today, and the work you have been doing is stunning!

  11. The card is beyond AWESOME! I love it.

  12. Oh Linda this is gorgeous I love it I just love the core'dination papers they are one of our sponsors at CBC
    Thanks for playing along with us again this week

  13. That turned out really cool Linda! Thanks for the inspo!

  14. adorable card....LOVE the cardstock...I am going to have to find some of that!

  15. Wow this is just wonderful and how clever of you to get it all to match and fit in. I love Core'dinations card stock with the Cuttlebug - so many possibilities. I may just have to case this card if that's OK. Good luck with the challenge.

  16. so pretty and elegant!
    thanks for joining in the fun at cuttlebug challenge blog!

  17. Wow! Linda, this is gorgeous!!! Love the soft elegant feel to it! And that flower is amazing!

  18. Beautiful, Linda! I love the elegance; like a gorgeous picture frame. It really shows off the beauty of the Core'dinations papers. So glad you entered!

    June Houck
    Proud DT member at Cuttlebug Challenge blog

  19. Wow Linda! This one is a jaw dropper! Love love love it! Great way to use the Nestie too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at “Cuttlebug Challenge Blog”
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  20. Oh `WoW` Core!!!!this card is `gorgeous` I love the shape and the pretty flower Lynda......
    Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge:)


  21. this is a fantastic card full of perfect clean details!
    thanks for joining us at cuttlebug challenge blog this week

  22. Simply beautiful!!! I love the shape of your card...actually, I love EVERYTHING about it!!

  23. Simply said, your card is awesome. I love it.

  24. Congrats on being chosen a runner up in our Be Inspired Shape Challenge!!


  25. Congratulations Linda.. on being chosen a runner up in the Be Inspired Shape Card Challenge!!