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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!

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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Debossed D'vine Swirls Folder and Nestabilities

In this week's tutorial I have used the D'vine Swirl Folder and Heart Nesties to make a Wedding Day Card. These two were made for each other! So what else could I possibly use?

Materials used: A4 sheet of White Linen cardstock
Folder: D'vine Swirls
2 Heart Nestie Dies
Harmony Alphabet
Flowers, ribbon and beads

I first printed the words on A4 card - cut the card to 28 cms x 14 cms - scored a centre line and folded. I also scored lines just above the words.

The front of the card - the scored lines give a good edge to line the folder up to, and they just look like they should be there to finish off the pattern.
To make the card a little different, I've used the debossing method by using the folder on the reverse side. Position the folder just above the scored line. This is a brill folder because you can use it from the top, bottom or sideways, which is the way I have used it and the pattern looks right each way. The Cuttlebug logo is now underneath.

Run through the Bug - Sandwich : A/ B/ Card in folder but not wrapped round/ B
Your base card now looks like this - after I had added another line.

Next for the embellishment - Cut 2 different size hearts
Sandwich: A/ B/ card/ Die -cut side down/ C
Now to emboss these
Sandwich: A/ Die (cut edge up) with card inside/ Tan Mat and Shims (you know how many your machine will need)/ 2 B plates
Run through the Bug

Leave the card inside when you have embossed - turn over and with a scoring pen run round the edge again.

and here you will see why I do this. The embossed edge is now super defined!

To finish my card I have made initials with my Harmony Alphabet and made a flower embellishment with added beads and ribbon

The topper for my card

and my finished card.
I love the D'vine swirls folder and when you deboss the pattern it gives a completely different look. I'm not sure whether I like it embossed or debossed best -How about you?
Hope you'll come a cuttling with me next week.


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Thanks for this great info Ikki, your tutorials are so helpful.
I have been trying your partial cuttling one today but I keep getting an embossed curved line where I have cut the embossed pieces of card, will try and persevere, I am sure it is me and not your wonderful instructions.
Hugs Julie x

Unknown said...

Oh that's gorgeous, I've got the Divine Swirls so I'll give that a try, and I love the extra edge you give your nesties shapes by going over again - very clever.

Thanks for sharing - I'll be staying tuned for further instalments!

Jan xx

Chrissie said...

Looks fabby Ikki. I don't think that Cuttlebug can be beaten for classy wedding cards. I used a Swiss dots folder on the 'debossed' side yesterday, not sure which I prefer. It's great to have both alternatives.
This card is simply stunning!

Just a little bit Crafty said...

WOW Ikki, I love love love this card, how cleaver are you ? and thanks for a great tutorial. I would love to have a go at making a Mothers Day card using your tutorial if that's OK.
Cheers, Irene :)

Helen Ding said...

Fab tutorial and gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Another fab tutorial. Its such a lovely card. Thanks Carolk (docrafts)

Christine said...

Thanks for the tutorila Ikki will give it a try.

hugs Christine xx

Pinklady50 said...

Ah ha! The hearts ARE nesties--I had to know! And now I have to have them! I never thought to deepen the embossing with a stylus. I have one of those! Great idea and beautiful card!

mimiof2 said...

This is such a beautiful card, and your instructions for making were very clear. I really like the debossed look and will be trying it soon.

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Hi Ikki, just wanted to let you know that I made a card for my mum today and am very happy with the result. I have given you credit for the tutorial and have linked back to you.
Thank you so much. You have taken the stress out of card making.
Cheers, Irene :)

Lorna said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous tutorial. i'll have to try this one!

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous card Ikki, and a great idea, thanks so much for taking the time to do your blog, it's so helpful. DC.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Eileen and as always very clear instructions. I have a wedding to go to at the end of May and I might just give this one a bash! See you Sat?

Avra Williams said...

I'm enjoying your blog - very nice work! Thanks for sharing!
I need to play more with my CB!
The funny thing is when looking at the pic of this card on the mb, sometimes it looks embossed, sometimes it looks debossed! A real optical illusion! I'm sure it's much clearer in person. does anyone see it that way or is it just me?

ikki said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to drop by.

Smimmom, if you turn the folder and use the back it's called debossing, from the front it's embossing. BUT, in actually fact both sides have an embossed effect, just different parts stand out. So, you are right it's not your eyes playing tricks! ikki