Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Nellie Snellen Square Textile Rose - Cardmaking Online DT Project

Hi there everyone!
  Here is another post for the Cardmaking Online Design Team.
Please (pretty please:D) do pop over to our blog and leave a comment on the post over there - just so that they know that you have been over (thanks so VERY much to those who have).

This is the second post using the very versatile Multiframe dies by Nellie Snellen, the Square Stitched die .  For first example please -  click here . You can chose how many or how few pieces to use with very differing results.
1. Chose greeting for your card and stamp/print on good white card. Peel offs would be easiest for this but need to be the right size for the small die. I used a computer generated greeting.

2. Take the middle section of the die, marked A. above, and emboss the die pattern on the greeting, using the tan mat in Big Shot/ Cuttlebug embossing machine. (Do NOT cut - just emboss)
HINT: Test this embossing step out on a scrap piece of card as it helps to line things up well, and sort out how much pressure to use as too much will spoil it.
3.Use a flat ink applicator and ink evenly the exposed areas of the die cut (I used a sponge applicator) with ink of choice. Make sure you dont make it too dark, and hide the writing -I did on first one!

4.Cut out a large white card frame with the outside Square stitch die and the larger scallop marked B. in photo above.
5. Using 3D mounts place carefully the frame on top of the inked smaller inside square greeting to frame it beautifully.
Spray lightly with Diamond Dust Glimmer mist if desired.
6.Choose patterned paper from stash to size of card you are making (used the very lovely glittery Papermania A4 Paper Pack Henbury Lane) and mount on the card of choice.
Then  add frame mounted on more 3D mounts, as shown in first photo.
7.Add across the lower section of almost completed card some delicate lace from Kaisercraft Lace Pack - White. Add three clear bling to the end to complete your first card! 
Lavender dye ink pad,
Greeting of choice.
1.Take the Cuttlebug Textile Embossing folder and ink it up on the positive side (the side with the name on it Cuttlebug). I used a lavender ink but could have used the Adirondack Light Cool Peri. 
HINT: If it is a light ink, you can just rub the ink pad over the surface to get a good coverage.
However when it is a dark shade (like here) use a brayer, for more even coverage.
2.With Big Shot emboss a piece of white card to make a lovely sheet of mauve embossed card.
3. Chose a computer generated greeting "Thinking Of You!' printed in black on white card.
4. Take the smallest Square Stitch die from the Nellie Snellen Multiframe as shown above
Cut the greeting and then emboss with tan mat. Make sure you leave the cut and embossed card IN the die, for the next stage.
5. Ink evenly the exposed areas of the die cut (I used a sponge applicator) with the same ink used on the folder. Make sure you dont make it too dark, and hide the writing -I did on first one! 
Spray the Textile embossed sheet and the Nellie Snellen Square with  favourite -  Diamond Glimmer mist.
6.Mount on Textile die in centre approximately. Add roses of choice like the Fuchsia ones at CMO, at top right, with little silver thread and ribbon.
7. Cut lace edge die (similar to Marianne designs lace )and attach it with DST to the bottom of f textile cardstock
8. Attach with DST(double sided tape)to Mauve card stock; then onto white card.
White and mauve card, Computer generated greeting, sponge applicator, Diamond Glimmer mist, silver thread and ribbon.
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be.,
Shaz in Oz.x


Glenda said...

Shaz, these are both so beautiful!

Julie said...

Ooh - that's a cute die - I'll have to add that to my most wanted list!!

You've made some really beautiful cards!! Lovely xx

:)) ...Вика said...

Чудесные открыточки )
Обнимаю, захожу и помню ...Вика.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Vika from Ukraine said above in Russian:
"Wonderful postcard)
I embrace, I go ... and I remember Vic.

sharon said...

Shaz your cards are delightful.
This die is very versatile.
Well done

Unknown said...

Hi Shaz, hope life has been treating you well, and you have recovered from your trip away. Looks/sounds like you had a lovely time. I'm doing the rounds and trying to catch up a little with everyone online as have not been on the PC much at all with the move.

Take care

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