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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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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Nestabilities - Cut, emboss and stencil

Hi, how's this weather suiting you?  We have gone from one extreme to another this week - all I can say to phew!!!!  I was going to finish potting up my tubs and baskets, but it's so hot out there that I've retreated to the cool of my craftroom - any excuse!

What do you think of this idea - stencilling your die cuts.  The packet label tells us Nestabilities cut, emboss and stencil - but have you done it?
After stamping the image  I used the Labels 4 die to cut, and  then with the tan mat (or embossing pen) embossed the edge.   Leaving the die cut in the die, I coloured the background with  inks (or chalk) - I used the distress ink Scattered Straw and coloured with Promarkers.  
remove the die and you have a mock layered look. 

 

Add a bit of cuttling and a few beads and wire curl - a quick but great card suitable to any occasion with a change of sentiment.  I made this for a male friend's birthday, but you could also use it on a thinking of you, get well or sympathy card.  The stamp by Elusive Images is from the Eastern Grasses set.

I wasn't until I'd finished the card that I decided to share this with you, or the photos would have been slightly different, but I think you will see clearly the effect you get.

15 comments:

artylicious said...

I have stencilled some of the more intricate dies, but never thought of doing it with some of the simpler ones - nice idea. And gorgeous stamp, of course!

Glenda

Ikki said...

Thanks Glenda, couldn't agree more about the stamp! ikki

kay said...

beautiful card,love the effect,x

Netty said...

I haven't long bought a set of Nesties so its all very new to me. This is a brilliant idea, especially when you haven't one of those mats you talked about. Will definitely have a go at this. Thank you. Annette

Noreen said...

What a beautiful effect, wish I'd seen this before making a card earlier - this technique would have been ideal on it. Noreen xx

Jackie said...

Beautiful effect Ikki. I have done it once but not tried again. Thank you for your very clear 'how to' instructions, you are a star :o)
Jackie xx

scrapcat 1 said...

I've done this once or twice and liked the effect I think I will use it more in the future as well. Love the stamp and your superb colouring.

Judith said...

Great idea, will certainly give that one a try. Thanks Ikki.

Chrissie said...

Yummy card Ikki!
Looks Great... as ever!
Chrissie

Aunty Sue said...

have done many moons ago but not for ages but will be trying again thanks for the reminder

Eileen said...

I just love this !!Ex

Paula Gale said...

wow - stunning.

Paula x x x

Lavender Rose said...

Your card is stunning, what a great technique and you have made me realise I do not make full use of my Cuttlebug and dies, thanks!

TheChirpNDesign said...

I love that 'mock layered' look. Very neat.

Lynne K said...

Well, I love my Nesties but had never thought of doing this with them. I've done it the other way round - cut out of white paper, then run a Promarker around outside the embossed edge to make a coloured border, but the white edge looks so elegant. I'll certainly be trying it, and thanks for the tip.