Leafy Branch – New Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Howdy, I’m back again with another new Cuttlebug embossing folder, this one is called Leafy Branch.  I rearranged the items on this card several times because I wanted to be stingy about how much of the leaves would be covered up – that’s how I settled with the half oval shape.  Here again I tried to keep things pretty simple.  The background is colored with chalks and I tried to use as light a touch as possible.  Once finished, I went over it with a chalk pencil, to add just a tiny bit of shading to the sides of the leaves.  The half oval is the largest of the set and is cut twice and offset just a little bit to give some dimension.   The left side scallop is done with the Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch.  Instead of lining it up to make a perfect scallop, I spaced it out and missed a scallop so that I could keep the flat edge of the paper.

The dotted embossed edge on the half ovals is another new Cuttlebug Embossing Folder…it’s very different though because it’s less than a half inch wide and as tall as the regular embossing folders.  This is a border embossing folder and there are five different borders in each set.  I know I’m going to love those because you can target different areas with a little bit of embossing without overwhelming. 

I’m having fun with the Cuttlebug stuff so don’t be surprised if you see more.  In the meantime hoop and holler – it’s Friday!

Stamps:  Hampton Arts
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor, Sage – Becca’s Stash
Ink:  SU Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Embossing Plate, Nestabilities, IKandee Chalks, Fiskar Border Punch, Pearls, Ribbon, Pin, Rhinestone Rondelle, Corner Punch

  • JanineJuly 25, 2008 - 5:27 am

    How is it possible that you get better with each card!!?? Just gorgeous. I hope you have a great weekend planned. We are going up north a bit to visit friends for dinner and unfortunately it is supposed to rain so we have lots to keep us busy inside the house. Painting, cleaning closets!! Oh joy!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish DJuly 25, 2008 - 6:25 am

    I keep telling myself that I don’t need the new embossing folders, but you’re not helping me out with these beautiful cards! Love how you’ve used the border punch along the edge, tooReplyCancel

  • mary puskarJuly 25, 2008 - 7:19 am

    Becca: There is nothing simple about this card. It is drop dead gorgeous and so delicate in its coloring. You are a genius in your concepts and ideas and you follow that through with gorgeous coloring and technique. I admire your work so much!


  • JoaniJuly 25, 2008 - 8:27 am

    I love that folder! Your cards are always so elegant Becca. You should really sell your creations if you don’t already. They are so beautiful!

  • ShirlJuly 25, 2008 - 11:07 am

    This card is so very lovely, my dear. I bet you are having fun letting those creative juices flow out into these amazing cards.

    It’s Friday ladies, and this afternoon I will be at table enjoyinag myself.ReplyCancel

  • DianaJuly 25, 2008 - 1:33 pm

    Absolutely love this card. You are so creative.ReplyCancel

  • MariJuly 25, 2008 - 2:38 pm

    Long time stalker, first time commenter!
    This is stunning. I really liked the bird call card, but this one just blew me away!ReplyCancel

  • AngelJuly 25, 2008 - 2:51 pm

    I was referred to your site by Kelley (ODBD). LOVE your stuff girl! And I am getting these Cuttlebug folders SOON. You’ve got me hooked! I’m a new subscriber and adding you to my blogroll so I can make sure I see all your Cuttlebug stuff and also your ODBD stuff too! (wink)ReplyCancel

  • Anne GaalJuly 25, 2008 - 3:13 pm

    Very nice chalking job!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy LondonJuly 25, 2008 - 5:55 pm

    This is the most beautiful card I have ever seen. You are wonderfully creative. KathyReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJuly 25, 2008 - 7:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • stampmonkeyJuly 25, 2008 - 8:50 pm

    What an elegant card — so soft and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • hbJuly 25, 2008 - 10:27 pm

    Becca, I am so enamored by your creations! OMWORD each one is more beautiful than the last!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandJuly 25, 2008 - 11:09 pm

    Awesome!! I love it…so soft and pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly VJuly 26, 2008 - 12:06 am

    Simply, elegantly, awesome as usual…..I am whooping and hollering this Friday because I get to spend tomorrow with you! I just hope some talent will rub off on me….ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyoneJuly 26, 2008 - 12:34 am

    All of your cards are lovely, Becca. Could you please tell me where you found the new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders online? Thanks so much Becca.


  • Laurie SchmidlinJuly 26, 2008 - 8:46 am

    GASP!!! This is SOOOOO beautiful!!! Soft yet exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.July 26, 2008 - 11:24 am

    This is simply lovely!! I love the way you popped those cuttlebugged circles on the side and the chalking on the embossing is SOOOOO pretty!ReplyCancel

  • DariaJuly 26, 2008 - 3:05 pm

    This is lovely. I like the way you colored the raised image with such a soft green.ReplyCancel

  • Sue McGJuly 26, 2008 - 3:43 pm

    These are very beautiful cards, love the touch of ribbons, the unusual way you used the threading water punch, lots of balance – nice!ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzJuly 28, 2008 - 7:18 pm

    Where can we get the paper you use? love it.ReplyCancel

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

    Oh, the ribbon w/the pin is a wonderful touch. I like the embossing too.ReplyCancel

  • liannallamaJuly 30, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    Amazing and beautiful! I’m adding you to my blogrolls so I can get inspired regularly!ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 1, 2008 - 9:40 am

    Becca, I love ALL of your creations, but I believe this one may be my favorite one!!! Last night I ordered Leafy Branch embossing folder and I just hope I can do it justice!ReplyCancel

  • ChristineAugust 8, 2008 - 4:49 pm

    Ok, I love your site, but I keep looking for new stuff and it’s just not coming quick enough. You are so talented and I love your verses. Do you handwrite or stamp them? Please post more. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyoneAugust 12, 2008 - 4:24 pm

    Becca, I love all of your cards and would be here forever if I wrote on every one what I thought was elegant about it. I must ask, however, where did you get the sliver pin for your beads? I love to use stick pins on my cards and haven’t seen that head pin any where.ReplyCancel

  • EarlineOctober 5, 2008 - 7:59 pm

    I too am in love with these embossing folders and have to get more of them your work is amazingReplyCancel

  • Mel McCarthyJanuary 29, 2009 - 10:14 pm

    WOW! How stunning! I’ll get a lot more use out of those border folders now that you’ve helped me see them in a new light! Hope it’s alright if I link you up? Thanks so much for the tips. You never cease to inspire! :O)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia AAugust 15, 2009 - 8:54 am

    Can’t find your questions page, so here goes. Do you have directions on making those gorgeous ribbon stars? LOVE everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.July 29, 2010 - 9:39 am

    Beautiful and love the chalks. Neat way to use the punch-like the attached edge. tfsReplyCancel

  • KathiAugust 29, 2010 - 8:38 am

    Very very pretty card. I want to make one. Which border embossing folder did you use?ReplyCancel