Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Cutting and Embossing with Nestabilities

Nestabilities are without doubt a very useful tool for the crafter. You can use them for matting and layering, for tags, for making embellishments and shaped cards. Last week I covered embossing straight onto the front of a card, this week's tutorial is cutting and embossing to make a tag. I have used Nestie Label One, but the method works with any shape or size of die.

You will need
Nestie shape
Tan embossing mat
Stamp and card
Plates A: 2B's: C: 1 or 2 shims and Bug

First stamp your sentiment or image
Place the Nestie over the image with the cut side down
Make Sandwich: A: B: card with die cut side down: C

run through the Bug

Remove C and B plates and flip the cut image over to lay on the A plate. DO NOT REMOVE THE CUT IMAGE FROM THE DIE. The die will now have the cut side up on the A plate

Now you are ready to emboss the image

Sandwich A: Die cut side up with image inside the die: tan embossing mat: 1 or 2 shims (if unsure about how many - TEST): 2 B plates Embossed image
Finished tag - to define the edges I have used distress ink and added gems
and the card that I was making

My Nesties triumph again! I hope you'll find the instructions for cutting and embossing useful. Thanks for dropping by. See you next week.


Chrissie said...

Fabby card yet again! This one looks really sophisticated. Just love those Nesties! Great tutorial Ikki.

Heather said...

Fantastic yet again. So stunning and so elegant andother great tutorial.
hugs Heather xx

Heather said...

Hi Eileen, me agaiin!!
I've left you something on my blog.
hugs Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Another great tutorial, love the end result, and those papers are lovely.
Julie Mae (docrafts)

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

What a gorgeous card. LOVE it & the tutorial rocks too, as usual! :O)

Dee said...

Hi there, was just wondering how you prevent the die from cutting the embossing mat? If the cutting edge is facing up then the paper then the embossing mat wouldn't the cutting edge cut the embossing mat too?

tracy said...

cant wait for my nesties to come, now i need to source a tan mat lol

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Just learning all about these Nesties as no-one here much uses them (in Aussie). I have found your blog exciting in all its possibilities; and really appreciate your brilliant tips and tricks, as only had my bug for a couple of months.(YAY!) The internet has made it all very usable though. Thanks heaps for all the time you take to show us these things, Shaz in Oz.