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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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Friday, 4 June 2010

Nellie Snellen Rectangle Frames

I recently changed one of the Nestabilitie squares into a rectangle.  Today I thought I'd see if it was possible to change the Nellie Snellen rectangle die into a larger rectangle....the answer is yes you can!

For my card I used:
6" x 6" Cream card
Patterned vellum
black cardstock
CB folder: Texture
Nellie Snellen Medium Rectangle Die
Stamp: Elusive Images - Tulip Script

For a classie look this gold embossed patterned vellum gives a beautiful base layer
Next I embossed a piece of black card with the Texture folder - place the die on the card, but only cut 2/3rds.  Now reposition the die on the other end of the card and cut 2/3rds again.

Just noticed I've not push out all the bits!  The NS dies cut best if you place the die cut face up with the paper on top.  If your plates are bent....use the edge of the plate.
Sandwich:  A  /  C  /  die cut face up / card  /  B.

My finished card with added image....

This is a great image to colour with Promarkers and distress inks, and the triple embossing enhances the colours and compliments the richness of the cream vellum and embossed mat.
Have a good day!


Max said...

Your ideas are awesome!
Will have to definitely try this technique. Thankyou for sharing.

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Scrapcat 1 said...

Oh Ikki thats stunning, what a clever lady you are, I will need to try this technique, thankyou for the easy instructions.

mrs ann said...

So clever! and I love the finished result, gorgeous colours.x

Christine said...

Gorgeous card, love your finished results, thanks for sharing your tips with us
Christine xx

Nessie said...

Ikki, I love your card, but I am so embarrased to tell you that I justdon't understand the cutting part. If I just cut 2/3, the rectanglewill already be smaller than the normal die cut, howshould Iget it longer? Sorry, I seemto be the onlystupidone, but I justdon't get it...Any chance for a step by step instruction (perhaps with pictures)? I would love to understand it...
Thanks from Scotland, Nessie

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - I had no idea you could do with this dies! Yesterday, I was wishing my rectangle die was slightly bigger to fit my image - now I know what to do!! Thanks SO MUCH Ikki!! :-)

Unknown said...

you are an inspiration Ikki. No wonder you have many followers - and have mentions on the PCP cuttlebug blog.

Now, what can you do to help someone who hasn't the strength t emboss - erm, like me.... i can't get them thru the bug at all this morning - now my shoulder feels like its dropping off ;o(

I could do with a visit from you

Yours hopingly

Paula x x x

Alexandra said...

Wow, you've definitely inspired me here I never thought of doing this. I have these dies, and now they're so much more. I love the stamped image you used it's gorgeous and your colouring is beautiful Ikky. I've bookmarked your site and will certainly tell others how talented you are, how clever too, to come up with so many hints & tips.