Saturday 28 June 2008

Continuous Cuttlebug Embossing - Tutorial

After being asked many times how to create a continuous background using the Cuttlebug A2 folders I thought I would show you how I do it. One thing to bear in mind is that it will only work with repeated patterns, and word folders just won't cut the mustard with this technique

I started with a 14x14 cm tent fold card

Wrap the cuttle bug folder around the card, this card is a tent fold card so I am wrapping the folder with the closed edge of the folder at the bottom of the card.

Next run this though the Cuttlebug.

You can see that only part of the card is embossed

Next move the embossing folder across the card to emboss the other side matching up the dots by overlapping the folder over the already embossed dots.

Then run this through the Cuttlebug.

You can see from where the arrow is pointing that the folder has flattened some of the embossing, this is easily fixed as shown in the next step.

Match up the pattern by wrapping the folder around the card where you first started being careful to match up the embossed parts, this can be easily seen through the folder as it is transparent.
Once you have matched up the folder run your finger down on top of where the flattened embossing was, this will easily pop back up as it has already been embossed once.

as you can see no gaps can be seen

& there we have it, the finished card


Cazz said...

Thank you for the tutorial Jak - I had been wondering how to do this xx

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial Jak, love the card.

Anonymous said...

Love card Jak and explained perfectly.

Anonymous said...

another beautiful card Jak, i love it and thanks for the tutorial, nice and easy explained, even for me

Sue said...

Great tutorila Jak, thak you very much, just need a cuttlebug now, ha ha! I love the card too.

Precious Scraps by Beverly said...

thanks for the tutorial Jak, I ran into this problem the other day and just gave up. Beautiful card by the way.

ohradiogirl said...

Wonderful information. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks much.

Mary I said...

Great info Jak! Beautiful card too. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What a clever way of doing it! Lovely card too Jak, as usual :) (Welshmam)

Laura said...

Thanks so much for that, I have seen cards where there is no obvious 'join' in the embossing but couldn't figure out how to do it... such clear instructions make it seem so obvious!

Thank you!!