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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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Monday, 10 August 2009

Nestabilities - Wibbly Wobbly Card

I'm calling this week's card a "wibbly wobbly" one - the name just suits the type of card and effect you get. This is a very easy card to make, but the result nevertheless looks good.

Materials needed:
8" x 4" Black cardstock - centre scored
3.3/4" Square of red card embossed with
Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder
2 Nestie circles
2 Nestie squares
Stamps and a coil of thin wire

After stamping the images on the circles - next secure the wire
to the back of back circle and glue the two circles together.

The wire is then attached to the back of the embossed square - not very tidy, but the front looks okay.

Your embellishment can now be mounted on the base cardstock.

You could leave your card like this, but I promised last week to show you how to get a different use out of your Nestie Squares which will add to the overall effect and is well worth the effort.

I have used them to make photo corners. I have been looking for a punch to do this, but couldn't track one down. So....I improvised.....

Using a magnetic mat, position two squares as shown and cut.

After cutting, remove the inner square and keeping the card
inside the outer, with an embossing pen emboss run round the edge.

This is the the effect you get and you then only need to cut across the corner. Your photo corner!

The best of this is that you can do different thickness of corners by using
different sizes of squares and you could also vary the length. Something
that you cannot do with a punch! Thinking about it now....you could place
more than two squares on the magnetic mat and make lots...and the middle is not wasted...you can always use this as a mat!

My finished "wibbly wobby" card.

I have decorated the inside of the card, but time restraints mean I will have to show you this on Tippy Thursday's post. I can tell you, however, that I was really chuffed with the result. This time I did use a punch, with a twist!?!?!?

Hope you'll have time to drop by.


Lynne K said...

What a great idea! I've been wanting a photo corner punch, but now I don't need to buy one! Thanks for the tip. Now intrigued to see what you're going to show us on Thursday...

Judith said...

Hello, I am new to your blog and have to say I have found it very interesting and full of great tips and ideas. I shall be following. x

Judith said...

Hello, I am new to your blog and have to say I have found it very interesting and full of great tips and ideas. I shall be following. x

Chrissie said...

I would never have thought of using the corners of a Nestie frame as 'corners'. How brilliant is that!!!!! I will definitely be using this one Eileen, thanks a bunch!! The Cuttlebug Queen triumphs yet again!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Brilliant idea and looks better than the corners you can but. Your sharing of your knowledge is really appreciated, thank you.

kay said...

thanks ikki for another fab tutorial,really need to get the square nesties now

Anonymous said...

Fab idea thanx for sharing xx jo xx

Merry said...

This is a great looking card....I will just have to have a go. Thanks for the tip about putting them on my stall. :-)

Merry said...

I tried this technique out....great fun. I have used butterflies on my wibbly wobbly piece.