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!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Cuttlebug, Pierceabilitie Border and Nellie Snellen Frame

Hi, Today's card (24) is one I have enjoyed making. Why? Well I've been saying all week, inspiration has been lacking from my card head! But, when I received a set of Nellie Snellen Frames from my supplier, I wanted to use them....immediately....this is what my head led me to....
What I used on the card front:
Nellie Snellen Rectangle Frame
Crafts-too-you Snowflake folder
Hero Arts - Collage Season's greeting
Bits and Bobs

What I did:
I first embossed the base card - carrying the pattern over to the back, which I finished off with 2 score lines. I like this finish - it looks professional. 

Having stamped and cut down the image, I had a go at the over-lapping technique.  This was my first attempt and it was a bit tricky, but it turned out okay.  If you would like to see how this is done -
Rachel Jakes will show you

For the inside of the card I used:
Spellbinder Pierceabilities Die
With these dies you can adjust the width of your border. So having cut one, I then cut another slightly bigger to create a different coloured edge.  Then I had to cut another to hide a mark !!!!!   Our secret!  The debossed pattern gives added interest.

If you would like to view these new folders from NS you can do so by clicking on the side bar link to Liz, at Making a Lasting Impression.

See you tomorrow....

PS: Message to Kate (unable to contact you direct you have left no address)
Question: What is a paper shim. Answer: A piece of scrap paper placed over the paper being embossed so that the embossing does not cut into the paper.


Alex said...

WOW - I like your card! Thanks for sharing your good ideas with us!
Hugs, Alex

Gibmiss said...

Gorgeous card izzi

Merry said...

Stunning card. Really like how you took the embossing around to the back....it does look very professional.

Chrissie said...

Yet another gorgeous card Ikki. I love those frames, although I've only got the circles at the mo! I also LOVE that Hero Arts stamp... I think I need one now!
Great embossing as ever.

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, I love the stamp and your new frame die

Anonymous said...

lovely card can i ask how you didnt get any join -up lines when embossing? i find the folder will only do half a card then it leaves a line when i try to join up any tips would be appreciated xx jo xx

Kate said...

Thank you for answering the paper shim question! I have gone back a few times to that post, but have just noticed your response here. I DO appreciate the reply, and will try a shim paper to see if that helps. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Hi I absolutely love your stuff, I'm new to card making and crafting in general, and only just getting a cuttlebug tomorrow (YAY!) and I was just wondering, the Nellie Snellen frames, you can use them in the cuttlebug machine?

Thanks for any info you can shed!