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!

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Nestabilities and Frames

Nestablities make the most super frames to highlight an image.

I made this card for a love theme challenge.
The image is stamped on white card in red ink and then cut out and mounted on a Nestie label embossed with the D'vine Swirls folder. Next, I stamped the image again in black stazon on acetate and cut a second label. Using two inks gives a great effect, but you do have to take care matching the two images.

Now you need a frame. If you have not done this before, you will find instructions here.

To finish the card all that is needed is to attached all layers, add your roses, ribbon and gems and you have a very stylish embellishment.

I wanted to make the embellishment the main feature, so to the Charcoal Glimmer cardstock I just added score lines to frame the frame!
I think this say "LOVE", don't you?


Crazy Creations said...

I love your blog I just got some edgeabilities the one called rose blooms and another flower one .Ive tryed to use them but it just dont look right May be you could help me Sarah makeacard@yahoo.com

Lynne K said...

A beautiful card. Very elegant. Too much embellishment would have made it cluttered, but this is just right. Your ideas never fail to inspire me, Ikki, so I'm giving you a blog award! See my blog post.

jan said...

Hi Ikki,

Wow this is elegant! I think this is one idea that will be used for my daughters boyfriend. I'm good like that lol.

Happy cuttling from Jan xx

Andrea, said...

Oh this fab Eileen, great idea.
Will you be popping over tomorrow afternoon?

Chrissie said...

This looks great in this colour combo Eileen, the heart embellishment is fab!

Unknown said...

Hi, Lovely card. I want some nesties but not sure what size to get.
Fiona x

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Stunning! I love the layers & textures. SO gorgeous! :O)