Saturday, November 15, 2008

Nestabilities:Tip #3

In edition to matting your images with Nestabilities diecuts you can also create amazing frames for your images by combining two diecuts together before cutting and embossing.

To make a frame with your dies, position two dies together in your diecutting sandwich. You can use whatever combination you fancy. In this photo I've used a square die with a scalloped square die. Take a piece of removable tape (I use Scotch brand in the blue container) and lay it across both dies to help keep their position when you put your sandwich together.

After you run it through your diecutting machine you should end up with a frame like this. The larger the outer die is compared to the inner die, the thicker the frame border will be.

Here's a really quick and simple project you can make using frames made from your Nestabilities. You will need a frame, a diecut made from the same die as your outside frame, a piece of white or cream cardstock slightly smaller than the frame, a piece of ribbon (about 7") and a stamp which will fit on the white cardstock.

Stamp and colour your image. Glue the white cardstock to the back of the frame using a thin layer of glue on the outside edge.

Fold the ribbon in half and attach both ends to the back of the white cardstock.

Glue the remaining diecut to the back of the frame to create a sandwich which will enclose the ribbon ends and hide the back of your stamped cardstock.

Embellish your ornament as desired and you have a very simple and quick project that you can finish up in no time!

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill, Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink), diecuts (Nestabilities - Scalloped Square - large, Quickutz - photo corners), Stamps (Stampingbella), Copic markers, glitter (Glitter Ritz), Ink (Adirondak), ribbon, pearls (K & Company)

1 comment:

Jennie C. said...

So pretty. Is Nestabilities paying you? You need some corporate sponsors. You're too good for FH ;)