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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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Monday, 8 March 2010

Nestabilities and your Cuttlebug - Make a frame

Since I'm travelling home today I'll not be able to post as usual, so thought instead that I'd bring forward an old post that new followers of the Cupboard might have missed.  Hope you like this idea....

 Nestablities shaped dies are great for matting with your stamped images, but why not take them a stage further? and make a frame!

In this tutorial I'm using two dies from the Labels One set - here you will see them placed on the black magnetic mat which holds them secure. This does make the job a little easier, but you can complete the task without it if you take care with placing the dies. You could use a low tack tape to hold them, but again be careful not to place it where is might stick to your frame.

You can now cut your frame - I have the die with the cutting face up with the card on top.
Sandwich: A, B,Black Mat, Dies, Card, B. You will notice the sandwich is different than that usually used for cutting - this is because of the Black Magnet Mat. Without the Black Mat just cut as usual. Next with the largest of the frames, I have cut an acetate shape. Because this is a bit like the 'King's new clothes', I have cut this from an old patterned offcut so you can see it.

Next I have stamped my image onto patterned paper and again using the largest die have cut another label.

Here you will see the stamped label, together with the acetate label adhered to the frame . Now you can complete your embellishment by either just glueing the frame and image together, or you could use foam pads on the back of the frame to make a window.You will now need something on which to mount your embellishment. I have used a basil cardstock and pattern paper that matches the paper used for the stamped image.
Assembled with a flower and gems, my finished card
Cuttlehugs to all.


mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Ouuuuuu! This is SO stunning & brilliant. I love your card and the details in your tutorial are amazing. What an inspiration all around! Hope it's ok if I link you up? Thanks for all your hard work, always! :O)

Kathleen said...

This is a beautiful card Ikki. I love it.
I've just received ms of Nesties so I think I'll be scouring this blog for lots of hints and tips.
Kathleen x

Chrissie said...

Whahhh Hey!

This is one FABULOUS card!
It looks simply STUNNING.
Brilliant instructions too!
Thanks Ikki.

Heather said...

Fab tutorial Eileen and a fabulous card. I might add it looks even better in Real Life and was much admired by all who saw it.
hugs Heather xx

Unknown said...

Wow, you are such a clever Cuttlebugger! Gorgeous card and your tuts are so clear and inspirational.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ikki,
Fabulous tutorial on frame making, dont know how I missed this one before. Can I just ask a quick question, where did you get the magnetic mat, I have been looking for this for my nesties? Thank you. Julie Mae (DC)

tracy said...

another one i must try lol

Unknown said...

Fab idea - never though of encapsulating like that. Would be good to adapt this to a shaker card too.

Thanks for the inspiration,

Paula x x x