Monday, January 3, 2011
Penny Black dog with rose and NEW Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes
Hi and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! Did you make any New Year Resolutions? I made one - and that is to "do the insides of my cards before I move onto the next card"!! Are you like me, and once you do the front of the card, you leave the inside for "later on"? And, then I often seem to smudge the inside sentiment because I am in such a hurry, or I stamp it upside down or crookedly! UGGH!! I hadn't done any of the insides of my Christmas cards last year so I had this last-minute rush to do them - but not this year - and so far, with the cards I have made (even though they are not Christmas cards), I have done the insides! Yay me!
Anyway, I am so happy that you stopped by, because I have some gorgeous new Nellie Snellen Flower Multiframe dies to show you. You can find them HERE at Fat Cat's Card Corner. Aren't they just so pretty? Just like a lace doily. There are 3 lacey dies and 3 matching plain circles in the set. You use the same sandwich in your Cuttlebug as for Spellbinder Nestabilities, ie: A Plate, C Plate, Die face up, cardstock, B Plate.
For my card, I decided to make a Circle Card using my Spellbinder Large Circle Nesties. You simple fold a piece of cardstock in half, and line up the Circle Nestie just near the fold of the card - see this pic:
And run it through your Cuttlebug using the usual A, C and B plate combo for Spellbinder dies - and yes, it DOES cut through the 2 layers of cardstock - it's just regular cardstock - nothing special - but you should always check your own machine and NEVER EVER force a sandwich through if it feels very tight. Here is an extra-close-up piccy:
Hey, I just realised the background looks like a swimming pool full of water! But it's just my glass-topped table on our decking. I had to take the photo there because it was over 40degC outside (about 104degF) with a blistering hot north wind, so I couldn't take my photos in my usual place because my Nestie/cardstock would have blown away!
You can diecut any shaped card with your Dies - and it's really nice to make something different other than a square or rectangle-shaped card. Go on - have a play!!
This cute little dog is from a Penny Black Clear Set called "Critter Party" and was coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils and OMS. I chalked the blue sky background and added some pink Pearlescent I-Kan-dee chalk here and there - which isn't picked up by the camera but adds a gorgeous shimmer and is so pretty IRL. The sentiment is from a retired Elzybells Spring Cubes clear set and I added a tiny pink rhinestone either side of it. I added some Cotton Candy Stickles to the rose and the dog's cheeks, plus the tiny pink hearts which are the leftover punchies from using my Arrows Border punch. This panel was diecut with the circle die from the Multiframes set, and the pink circle was diecut with my Spellbinder Circle Nesties.
The bow was made with my Bow Easy - which Fat Cat's now have in stock. Lastly, I sewed on the button, then glued the ribbon to the card using Fabric glue.
Are you ready for a pic of the inside? Yes, I really did the inside of the card!
This sentiment is another retired Elzybells rubber stamp - wish Elzybells was still around :-(
Thanks for stopping by! Have you made any New Year Crafting/Cardmaking Resolutions? Drop me a comment - I'd love to hear from you!
I'll be back when I can with another card - being Summer holidays here, my posting will not be as regular plus I am having some computer issues whilst I have been upgrading my computer which is eating into my free-time (very frustrating!!). Hope to see you again soon!
Stamps: Dog with rose - Penny Black "Critter Party" clear set
Sentiment (card front): Elzybells Spring Cubes 20-015-CC clear set
Sentiment (card inside): Elzybells "A beautiful day" rubber stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, Nellie Snellen Doily Flower Multiframes MFD020, Derwent Coloursoft pencils, OMS, paper stumps, Kaisercolour blue chalk, I-Kan-dee Pearlescent chalk, Cotton Candy (pink) Stickles, pink rhinestones, gingham ribbon, Bow Easy, heart button, pink sewing thread, Cardstock: brown, pink, KW Doggett Knight White
Punches: EK Success Arrows Border punch