Tutorial Tuesday: Reversed Cuttlebug Technique


While I was playing with a Technique Junkie technique last week, I discovered this technique which I call Reversed Cuttlebug Technique.

This is a quick technique.  The longest time is waiting for the pigment ink to dry.  To avoid having to wait, you can gently dry with a heat gun or hair dryer.  Rather than taking the time to dry the ink with a heat gun, I whipped up 10 backgrounds and let them rest after inking with pigment ink, and air dryed overnight.

My tutorial will show you how to create a background with dark coloured cardstock.  At the end of the tutorial, I will give you more options for you to experiment with.



White pigment ink, brayer, Cuttlebug folder, cardstock and coloured ink pads


Run cardstock through Cuttlebug.


On the wrong side of the embossed cardstock, roll on white pigment ink and let dry.


Using Kaleidacolor, brayer over top of dried white pigment ink.


Here are some examples of backgrounds.  The white snowflakes were embossed onto glossy paper, ensuring the gloss was on the wrong side of the Cuttlebug folder so the shine would be the “right side” for this technique.

Reversed Cuttlebug Technique Ideas

  • Brayer dye ink overtop of white pigment ink
  • Distress edges with a coordinating ink
  • For a high gloss finish, clear emboss overtop of your finished background
  • Great background for ATC’s

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Posted on : Oct 27 2009
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12 People have left comments on this post

Oct 27, 2009 - 07:10:43
Manna said:

WOWZA, the background is awesome! Love it!

Oct 27, 2009 - 08:10:40
Sandra said:

very neat, love it! thanks for sharing.
Cute card by the way.

Oct 27, 2009 - 08:10:10
beth said:

Yummy GF love it headed to my craft room (heehee)

Oct 27, 2009 - 08:10:04
K Hutchinson said:

WOWZERS these backgrounds are oh so yummy! Love them! Super cute card, GF!

Oct 27, 2009 - 09:10:13
Risa West said:

Such a beautiful card and what awesome background detailing! Thanks for sharing your amazing tutorial as well!

Oct 27, 2009 - 11:10:49
Jennifer E. said:

What a fun technique! Love what you’ve created here! Great card too!

Oct 27, 2009 - 08:10:17
Karen J said:

Beth, this is a very nice technique. Your card is beautiful!!

Oct 27, 2009 - 10:10:41
Patti J. said:

Can’t wait to try this – it’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Oct 27, 2009 - 10:10:30
Ila said:

Wow!!…this is one eye popin’ technique…I love it!!..and your card is Beautiful!!…Hugs, Ila

Oct 27, 2009 - 11:10:34
Mel M. M. M. said:

Oh my GOSH! I’m drooling over here. You’re a Genius. I knew that you were a creative Guru already but now describing you requires even more capital Gs! Grand! Gifted! Generous!!! Thanks so much for sharing another Great technique. hugs, :o) mel

Oct 29, 2009 - 05:10:45
Bets said:

Great! I would never have thought of this on my own, TFS

Jan 24, 2013 - 09:01:47
Dev said:

You should make a video

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