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!

Monday, 16 November 2009

Cuttlebug and brass stencils - Christmas No.13

Can you use Brass Stencils in the Cuttlebug - Yes, you can. This is the result of using a stencil.
I have read forum chat on using stencils, and although it's not a favourite of mine, I thought I would show you the results of using stencils in the Bug. Also, more importantly the sandwich you need in order not to break your Bug.

BUG Sandwich: A/B/TAN mat/card with the right side up/Brass Stencil/Shim (this can depend on the thickness of the stencil)/B.

You definitely need a Tan Mat for this and also to follow the golden rule "Never Force" - start with one shim and add extra if needed.

TIP - look for any writing on the stencil - this needs to be facing up - otherwise you will get an impression on the card. You will also get an impression of the edge of the stencil. I cut round this and used as a frame before layering.

The effect of the embossing is not as clear as the embossing from folders, but it works okay. I got a better embossing on a lightweight cardstock.

These tips should save you time and keep your Bug safe!
Using brass stencils is a way for ringing the changes, so a useful aid to cardmaking. Afterall it's a shame to leave them in your Cupboard. Get them out and join me in my Cupboard instead.

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