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!

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Monday, 14 December 2009

Nellie Snellen Christmas card

Since it's time to get those last minute Christmas cards made, I thought I'd whisk up a little card for you using the Nellie Snellen Frame dies. These dies are proving to be very useful.

For the card:
8" x 4" Red card
1 Middle NS frame cut from red card and emboss with Crafts-two-you Snowflake folder
2 Small NS frames die-cuts from Basic Grey Paper and red card
Holly stamp
Wire, embellishment,
Perfect pearls

Centre crease and fold card.  Stamp edges for interest - I used a Holly stamp and dusted with gold metallic perfect pearls.
Cut one middle sized frame and one small frame from the red card.  Then one small frame from the BG paper.  To stop the cut-out bits falling out - tape the back.   If you do push out the cut-out bits - tip - do it over a bin or you 'll be getting the hoover out!

When assembled - a two tone effect.

The finished card

I think on reflection that a two-tone effect would have looked good on the back frame!  I do like these 4 x 4 cards - hope you do too! 

I'll have another card for you tomorrow - thanks for dropping by.



Another fabulous tip,thankyou for sharing,
Hugs Dianne xx

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Eileen, the holly and perfect pearls looks fab. Have a good evening

Anonymous said...

Hi Ikki, Your cards with these dies are so perfect, I am struggling with a set I have just bought (square). Could you please tell me what sandwich you use in the cuttlebug for Nellie Snellen frame dies? TIA Julie Mae(DC)

Merry said...

Wow, what a beautiful rich looking card.