Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Nellie Snellen Square Stitch die - Framed by Shaz G.

Card 1
This is the second post using the wonderfully versatile Nellie's Multi Frame Square Stitching Die.  You can chose how many or how few pieces to use with very different results.

1. Choose a greeting for your card and stamp/print on good white card. 
Small Peel-offs would be ideal but would need to be the right size for the small die.

2. Take the middle section of the die, marked A. above, and emboss the greeting onto the die pattern, using a Spellbinders Tan Mat and a Big Shot or Cuttlebug  machine. (Do NOT cut - just emboss)
HINT: Test this embossing step out on a scrap piece of card as it helps with alignment and will sort out how much pressure to use as too much will spoil it.

3. Use a flat ink applicator e.g. a sponge applicator and using an ink pad and evenly ink the exposed areas of the die-cut with your ink of choice. Dark ink could hide the text so keep ink to a lighter colour.

4. Cut out a large white card frame with the outside Square Stitch Die and the larger scallop marked B., in the picture above.
5. Using 3D Foam Blocks carefully place the frame on top of the inked smaller (inside) square greeting to frame it beautifully.

6. Spray lightly with Perfect Pearls Mist - Perfect Pearl if desired.

7. Choose patterned paper eg Papermania A4 Paper Pack Henbury Lane and cut to the size of card and mount onto white base card.

8. Add the frame mounted on more 3D Foam Blocks, as shown in first photo.

9. Add some lace from Kaisercraft Lace Pack - White to the bottom of the card (see picture for placement). Add three clear bling to the right side of the lace strip to complete the first card! 

Lavender dye ink pad,
Greeting of choice

Another example of  Nellie's Multi Frame Dies - Stitched Square

1.Take the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing folder and ink it up on the positive side (the side with the name Cuttlebug on it ), using a soft lavender ink or one of choice. 
HINT: if it is a light ink, you can just rub the ink pad over the surface to get a good coverage.

2. Emboss white card with the inked folder in a Big Shot or Cuttlebug to make a lovely sheet of mauve embossed card. 

3. Chose a greeting, I chose "Thinking Of You!' printed in black on white card.

4. Take the smallest Nellie Snellen Multiframe die as shown above on the left. Cut the greeting and then emboss through the Big Shot or Cuttlebug using a tan mat.
Make sure you leave the cut and embossed card IN the die, for the next stage.
5. Evenly ink the exposed areas of the die-cut using a sponge applicator, with the same ink used on the folder, ensure you don't make the ink too dark as it will hide the writing, light ink is best.

6. Mount and centre onto the Textile embossed card and attach to white card cut to size.

7.  Add flowers/roses of choice to the top left of the card. Add silver thread and ribbon.

8. Cut a lace edge die (similar to Marianne Designs Lace Die) and attach with double-sided tape to the bottom of the textile card.

9. Attach with double sided tape to the mauve card and then onto white card.

For first example please -  click here

Lavender dye ink pad,  greeting of choice, sponge applicator, silver thread and ribbon. 


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Both cards are really lovely Shaz. Very pretty indeed. xxx

One thing: Word verification is enabled and taking it off would probably help people comment . . . just sayin! Hope you don't mind.

Sarn xxx

my craft cupboard said...

Both cards are lovely, the Nellie Multi Frame is handy to have.
You can use it so many ways

Vicky Pedlow said...

Great cards,Shaz. I've never used a Multi Frame die before but I love how versatile they are. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.