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, 11 November 2009

Cuttebug Tutorial - Christmas No.7

Gosh, I've got to No. 7 already - how the time flies! Today I'm making an aperture card.

For this I used:
6" x 6" White Linen card
Red card
2 Nestabilities scalloped ovals and a smaller classic standard oval
Inkadinkado Snowman and swirly snowflake stamps

I started by stamping the image and then with a plain oval die cutting and embossing. Any shape of die would work. If you don't have the tan mat (which is the only one to use with the Bug) you could use my other method of embossing the edge with an embossing pen.

Having decided where you want your aperture, die cut the front of your card.

You will see from my finished card that I have used two scalloped ovals to make a frame for the aperture. For this you could use a magnetic mat, but with care placing the dies, a low tack tape (or post its) will work. BUT, I do stress care because you can take the face off the card and ruin it - I say this from experience! The frame allows you to add a piece of acetate to your window with no probs of glue!
Card finished - My snowman in a swirly blizard!

Thanks for dropping by, hope you like my idea and will have a go - if you do, please let me know and I call round to view. See ya tomorrow with No. 8 ....?????


Jackie said...

Beautiful card, thank you for the tutorial :o)
Jackie xx

Andrea, said...

Another fab card Eileen, he is such a cute snowman and a great card design

Merry said...

Another idea to stick up in my brain....thanks so much.


Another beautiful card Eileen, and thank you so much for the easy-to-follow tutorial. I am definitely going to try this out!
Sylvia xx

Merry said...

Thanks so much for the tut I have just posted a card here which I created using the tut. Heaps of fun!!!