Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Bo Bunny Blitzen Project by Betsy Veldman!

Today we have a really great project by Betsy Veldman, using some fantastic wintery Bo Bunny Products, crayons, and a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder!
Here are some directions from Betsy Veldman:

Step 1: Emboss your design using an embossing folder or impression plate. I used the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder here. After embossing, leave it in the folder with the design still alligned. Choose a crayon color...I found good old Crayolas worked best...other off brands are too waxy and don't rub off smoothly.
For this part you'll need the Snowflakes Embossing Folder (seen below) by Cuttlebug and some cream paper like Hero Arts Eggshell Layering Papers. Do you have a machine?

Step 2: Peel the paper off of the crayon and rub over the design with the length of the crayon (not the tip). It's hard to see in the photograph since my paper is cream and my crayon is white, but just be sure to cover all of the embossing with the crayon. Leaving it in the embossing folder while you do this step gives the embossing something solid underneath for the crayon to rub on and prevents it from getting in between the raised portions.

Step 3: Ink over the embossed design with distress inks. When you're finished, take a dry paper towel and rub over your paper -- this takes off the excess ink from the waxy portions of the embossing, making your embossed design pop.
For this part, she used Fired Brick and Broken China Distress Ink Pads. You'll also need an Ink Blending Tool and the Refill Pads for it if you don't want to muddy the colors : ) Another note: Distress Inks are on SALE this month!!

Other items useful for this project:




And, OF COURSE, some coordinating stamps for STAMPtember!

If you love the Blitzen products, try the Card Kit for easy-to-make kid friendly cards too : )

Thanks to Betsy Veldman for such a fun project idea!!

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80 comments:

  1. wow...beautiful works and great products today! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. My fav is absoluty the 6 x 6 BLITZEN Paper Pad !

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  2. I love the trinkets.

    Great project by Betsy, can't wait to try it.

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  3. I love the 6 x 6 papers! Great size for cardmaking!
    I'm a follower here.
    DeniseB

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  4. Thanks for the idea. Can't wait to try it out. Your cards are just beautiful.

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  5. Amazing work shown here today again, that´s for sure and some really awesome products. My favorit mwill be the brads and trinkets and the reindeer stamps I think, they are so gorgeous, and I just have to have some of these.

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  6. Thats a stunning card and a wonderful technique! Thanks for sharing!

    And whats not to love about Bo Bunny? I love those papers, the trinklets and the reindeer stamp is fabulous!

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  7. I like the 6x6 Pad, but I also really like the card kit.

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  8. Stunning card. Love the technique. I like the 6*6 papers, trinkets, Reindeer...pretty much everything. Thanks for a chance to win too.

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  9. love this technique! into my favs! the cards are gorgeous!! and I love the Blitzen trinkets! so pretty!

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  10. These are so cool! I'll have to give this a whirl...My kids don't use the white crayon at all. I think it's the only one still sharp!

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  11. I love the blitzen stamp! These are some gorgeous products and the card is fabulous!!

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  12. I love the Blitzen christmas paper...very festive-like and simply awesome!

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  13. I love the Reindeer/Ornament stamp set. So cute! Great technique from Betsy!

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  14. Thanks for this chance!! I would choose the Blitzen paperpad. This looks really awesome!
    xxx Marianne MW

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  15. I'm really liking the buttons, so fun and the reindeer stamp is gorgeous!

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  16. Hi this looks fun I am going to try this ! I love the papers they are my favourite brand. Super quality and gorgeous designs. Thanks for all the super ideas . Kitty :D

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  17. Cool! Love that. That stamp set is a must have....but I also really like
    *Bo Bunny ET CETERA Petals Flower PPE960 ...gotta love roses!

    Laura

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  18. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I love EVERYTHING, but I think my favorites are the reindeer stamps and the paper. So lush!

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  19. The bell embellishments are definitely my favorite! I love that the real trick to this whole card is a white crayon.

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  20. Amaizing cards! I love the paper but my fave from this line would have to be the trinkets!

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  21. Love the distress ink on the embossing. My fav is the paper... I just LOVE papers!

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  22. Beautiful cards, thanks for the wonderful tut gotta try this technique! Love all the coordinating products. Looks like another shopping trip, TFS!

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  23. Beautiful project Betsy!...I love the paperpad with the coordinating brads and trinkets!
    xxx Margreet

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  24. That's easy. I love love love the designs and color on the paper. It makes the whole collection.

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  25. wow wunderschöne produkte.
    ic h find ja alles toll, die albums sind auch sooo schön
    lg gila

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  26. Amazing technique! I need to raid my kids crayons. My favorite is the paper.

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  27. Wonderful technique! Love the Bell Embellishments!

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  28. Wow! what a great card and a great technique. I really have to try it out very soon. Thanks! I just love the brads, they are just super cute.

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  29. Interesting technique! A different resist.

    My favorite is Et cetera paper packs, they look so sweet :)

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  30. Wow, the cards are so great and blitzen is so sweet. I like this stuff. I can´t decide me for one favourite - they are all so amazing.

    Hugs, Uta

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  31. fab tutorial will try this,for me i think its got to be those delish papers i could use them over and over again thanks for the giveaway xx

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  32. What an awesome new technique! That Betsy is always up to something special. LOVE the Blitzen paper with such gorgeous colors, but all the items are very useful in cardmaking. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Great tutorial! I love the 6x6 paper and the brads are awesome too! It's all great!!

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  34. I love the papers but the jewels are a must!

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  35. LOVE the crayon resist technique...beautiful cards!! Thanks for the tutorial Betsy!!

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  36. I absolutely love the reindeer stamp! Thank you so much for the chance to win! :-)

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  37. My favorite part of the collection is that awesome card of TRINKETS!! Those are fascinating. :)

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  38. I love the Blitzen jewels! I love using those kinds of embellishments...small but with a big impact! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  39. Beautiful technique to highlight an embossed background and one I will have to try. Since I love patterned paper my favorite Blitzen product would have to be the 6 x 6 paper pad.

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  40. I love the Blitzen stuff, all of it. But, my faves are the brads and the stamps. Thanks. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  41. I love the Blitzen papers! I like the 6x6 size.

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  42. my favorite part of this collection is the stamp set...that swirly reindeer is beautiful! thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  43. Beautiful!!! I love this technique. It gives such amazing results!!

    I love it all! It all works so well together. The paper and the stamps are the best!!

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  44. Amazing and I love the crayon trick! I'm in love with Bo Bunny Trinkets!

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  45. Beautiful cards, Betsy!! Love the effect of the ink with the white crayon! The products today are great too, love the Bo Bunny but then you add TIm Holtz and it's a perfect Sunday! My favorite from the BLitzen collection were the brads and stamps.

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  46. I love the die cuts... There is always room for die cuts on cards. :)

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  47. Two fabulous cards and love that resist technique. Love the blizen stamps and those trinkets are to die for.

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  48. I LOVE THE SNOWFLAKE RUB-ONS!! Very NICE cards!!

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  49. I can not decide a favorite for me - they are all so amazing. But those are but I love

    Trinkets Blitzen and Bo Bunny 6 x 6 Blitzen Papers
    hugs

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  50. Great tutorial! I need to try that soon :) All the collection is lovely but my favorite is the 6x6 paper pad, gorgeous!

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  51. What a fun technique!! Now where are my crayons??

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  52. Love the technique, I have to try it, the result is awesome!! My favorite product are the paper pad!!

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  53. The brads and trinkets are just beautiful! What gorgeous work!!

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  54. Wow! I didn't know crayons would do the same as embossing powder. I'll have to give this a try. Who doesn't have tons of crayons around in a box for when school gets out.
    My favorite Bo Bunny products? Has to be the Blitzen papers and bell embellishments. Thanks Betsy for sharing you beautiful cards with us. :)
    PS: I am already a follower.
    Carol

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  55. I love paper. (Drives my DH nuts.) So the Blitzen pad is my fave.

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  56. Great project!!I just love bo Bunny so everything!!!

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  57. Such a beautiful card and great technique.

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  58. Love the tutorial today, I have to try this! I love the 6x6 pad and the stamp set! The cards you made are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  59. I love the 6x6 paper. Perfect for cards! Love Betsy's technique on her card.

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  60. Just love that reindeer and the gorgeous paper!

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  61. I am a new follower love this blog!! My favorite is the 6x6 papers these are adorable!! Cheers jendewar at optusnet.com.au

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  62. Love all those different reindeer products! Who knew you could find so many different ones! Love this project and I actually have the snowflake folder! I'll be trying this technique! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  63. My favorite Blitzen? The paper pad - love the colours!

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  64. Love the crayon technique I'll have to try that. I can't decide between the rub on's or the die's.. actually its hard to pick between everything.

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  65. My favorites are the 6X6 papers since I'm more of a cardmaker, and also the diecuts...especially the reindeer diecut! Awesomeness!!:)

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  66. Hey. What a great idea for the embossing folder. I'm going to have to start that straight away! I'm loving the trinkets and the paper for the Blitzen Line. So fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Love your cards and the wax crayon technique. Choosing in difficult . . . between the paper, brads and stamps .. . oooh tough . . . OK I go for the paper.

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  68. The Bo Bunny collection has my favoutire colours for Christmas! Time to think about cards too...

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  69. What a cool project! Thanks for sharing.

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  70. I love that paper pad! Thanks for the chance to win the adorable stamp set...

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  71. Love the 6x6 pad and reindeer stamps!

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  72. I think I like the trinkets best. I wouldn't mind a closer look at the card kit though.

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  73. I love the Barefoot and Bliss line, everything!! Can't choose just one piece since they together make a great journal page.

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  74. Betsy's work is always, always, always beautiful and inspiring!!! Thanks for the little tut! Ummm, my fave from the collection besides the papers obviously, is the stamps. LOVE stamps ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. I love the paper, it's so cute. Thanks for the great project and the chance to win!

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  76. Great card! I love that 6x6 pad.

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