Houndstooth – New Cuttlebug Embossing Folder!


Can you tell that I’m having a ball working with these new folders?  I neglected the old ones so I’m really excited to have something new to play with and I’ve enjoyed the challenge trying to do something different, not anticipated, with each one.  Of all the folders (believe it or not), this one really had me stumped.  When you think of houndstooth, you think of dark colors, fall attire, perhaps a masculine flavor.  After coloring up a few samples on dark colored paper, I decided to do the houndstooth in pink!!  I felt it would be a fair companion to the little boy card I did a couple of days ago. 

As with the other samples this week, I decided to use chalks – even for the little girls dress.  I wanted the card and images to appear soft and I think that’s an easy order to fill with chalks.  Again, for the clean simple look I used Fabriano Acquarello watercolor paper layered with a pink metallic cardstock.   I used another Fiskar border to make the top seem like a lacy valance and embellished with small white pearls and finally, ribbon.

Bless you today and through the weekend.  I hope you find and embrace joy in your living.

Stamps:  Stampendous, Paper Salon – Sentiment
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor, The Paper Company – Metallic
Ink:  Black Brilliance, CTMH Baby Pink
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Embossing Plate, Nestabilities, Sizzix Window Cut, IKandee Chalks, Fiskars Border Punch, Brads, Pearls

  • NoelleJuly 26, 2008 - 7:19 am

    You are becoming the standard in which to be compared. Your work is beautiful. You display such creativitiy. Congratulations on your card of the week. Looking forward to what comes next.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJuly 26, 2008 - 8:29 am

    Becca, I am responding on this one but if I look at the body of work that you have done with these new CB folders — Wow — is all I can say. You have really made them work! I love your design style anyway, but you have really made the element of the background come to the foreground, yet on the ones that had another primary element it just blends so seemlessly. You win an award for excellence in elegance. (don’t expect a lot of prizes as a result of this award, since I just made it up, I haven’t had a chance to get a lot of sponsors yet :o) ) Thanks as always for sharing~ReplyCancel

  • BarbJuly 26, 2008 - 9:30 am

    What a perfect and beautiful companion for the little boy card. Now adding ‘three’ folders to my list of things to get (sigh). I love all your cards- you are super blessed with talent :).ReplyCancel

  • JanineJuly 26, 2008 - 10:22 am

    Hi Becca

    I love this one too. I ordered some of the new folders so can’t wait for them to arrive.
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend.!!


  • AngelJuly 26, 2008 - 10:53 am

    Ooooh! How pretty. I’ve got my eye on these folders and you’re certainly fueling my fire! ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Linda EJuly 26, 2008 - 11:07 am

    I love everything about this card. The Cuttlebug embossing folder, the Nestabilities, the punches — they are all on my wish list. You are quite an enabler!ReplyCancel

  • BarbJuly 26, 2008 - 11:39 am

    Hi Becca- it’s me again :D. I left something on my blog today for you to pick up.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy MorganJuly 26, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    Becca, your work is amazing, right down to the tiniest detail! I can see why Kelley has invited you to be ODBD’s guest designer, welcome aboard!! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with her upcoming stamps. What a treat to see your fantastic projects : ) ! -nancyReplyCancel

  • KerryJuly 26, 2008 - 3:30 pm

    Absolutely DARLING!!!!!
    Talk about “Pretty In Pink”ReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 26, 2008 - 3:59 pm

    Wow — I just stumbled upon your blog, and I must say I love your style and talent. I have subscribed and will look forward to being inspired by your God given gifts. Thanks. LoisReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 26, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    Becca, your card is beautiful! I don’t know which I like better – the boy or the girl card. Oh heck, both of them!
    Great work…

  • JauniceJuly 26, 2008 - 9:52 pm

    Again you never cease to amaze me. I wish you lived close enough to teach me. I am always amazed at your work.

    Jaunice Minor

  • claireJuly 27, 2008 - 4:05 am

    I am such a big fan of your cards.
    This one is no exception. I love itReplyCancel

  • PearlJuly 27, 2008 - 5:10 am

    Oh My ! Becca ! Just love looking at all your new CB folders in action ! stunning they are here !

    I’m on the verge of hitting the order button for 8 different folders in this new release but thought of waiting to see some sampes before I do so – while they are pretty I thought they might be a little challenging to use compared to the first series of folders released.

    Did you not get the folders with the borders too ? just wondering ! can’t wait to see more Cuttlebugged creations from you !ReplyCancel

  • PatJuly 27, 2008 - 7:08 am

    Your cards are a work of art…You WOW me beyond words!ReplyCancel

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  • Pam SparksJuly 27, 2008 - 11:13 am

    Becca – your cuttlebug cards are altogether lovely! thank you so much for sharing your creations! Curious though, how you got the label looking die cuts w/the sentiment on…are they die cuts?

  • Jody MorrowJuly 27, 2008 - 11:52 am

    This is adorable! I think you just made me want that embossing folder. :)ReplyCancel

  • MonicaJuly 27, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    I just started subscribing to your blog and absolutely LOVE your creations. Beautiful work!!ReplyCancel

  • Joy KennedyJuly 27, 2008 - 8:35 pm

    You work is absolutely GORGEOUS! I looooove this!ReplyCancel

  • kim/ohradiogirlJuly 28, 2008 - 9:59 pm

    Very nice. I like the CB, but I like the Nestabilities too. Thanks for sharing your work.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 29, 2008 - 3:57 pm

    WOW!! I just found your blog, and I am in AWE!! You are truly AMAZING!! :)

    Could you tell me how you actually apply the chalk to your embossed items after running the paper through the Cuttlebug? (Here, you used pink chalk on the Houndstooth folder.) Are you using regular chalks that scrappers/stampers use? Do you just rub it on each of the raised sections? Your card looks so beautiful that I can’t believe it is that simple!!

    I would love to order this folder. If you say that I can probably get even close to the same results as yours, I’m definitely buying it!! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration!!


  • Julie KoerberJuly 29, 2008 - 9:07 pm

    This is by far the cutest card I have seen in a while! All the details and that lovely houndstooth— stunning! You are one talented card maker!!ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzAugust 2, 2008 - 8:01 pm

    Hi, it is me again. We have been studying your casrd with the little girls dress. I love it.!! The piece that says Sweet girl. I think you said it was a sisix die and I can’t find it on their web site. They don’t even have anything that looks like that. We went to Michals last night and they do have a few papers by the paper company but don’t have any with the colors that you use. Where do you find them? do you order from the Paper Company? I can’t find anyone in the Portland-Vancouver area that carry Paper Company paper. I love the colors that you use.Also we tryed to use the border punches with the watercolor paper and it does not work. I love your blog and am on it everyday. You have a large fallowing in this area. Thanks, your stuff is Great!!!ReplyCancel

  • TracyAugust 4, 2008 - 2:54 am

    Wow Wow Wow, your work is amazing some of the best i have seen. We have just received the new folders over here in Australia. I can hardly wait to use them, you have given me inspiration. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • StephenieAugust 27, 2008 - 1:21 pm

    This card is gorgeous and I am so pleased that I stumbled upon your blog. IT IS AMAZING!

  • Maria Antonieta GarciaJune 10, 2009 - 12:08 pm

    Hola Becca querisa tienes unas manos que no cualcuiera tiene, Dios te a dado un don precioso para crear, te felicito de todo corazon que Dios te bendiga siempre. Saludos Maria Antonieta
    Te saludo desde GuatemalaReplyCancel

  • Patricia GessnerJune 21, 2009 - 12:21 pm

    Becca, this is really great!!! What a lovely idea! Could you please tell me what you used to cut the piece that has sweet girl stamped on it???ReplyCancel