Reminder: Don't miss out on your chance to enter for the Crafty Secrets drawing. Check the previous post and just post a comment. Also, many of you have enjoyed my Valentine's Inspiration Station....if you missed it be sure to scroll down more to view that post. I'll be doing lots of Valentine projects with products from my Valentine stash. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, I've been doing some new things with my Spellbinder's Nestabilities Templates and of course I'd love to share my ideas with you. If you'd made the investment of the Spellbinder's Nestabilities (Nesties, as my friends call them) then you'll love to know that the Nesties and the Wizard can do SO much more than just cut and emboss card stock.
Today I'd like to show you my Nestie scallop frames. As shown below, I used a square die template and a scallop square die template. First, I stamped and colored my image. I used the cute new Stampin' Up! set called Happy Heart and colored the elephant image in with Copic markers. I cut the image with a square die template that let my entire image stay in tact. Next, I picked a scallop square that was larger than my square with the image . Test which ones work by just placing the dies on top of each other to find the right sizes. I then cut and embossed a brown piece of card stock with the scallop square die template. Using the same square die template that I cut my image with, I cut and embossed a square out of the scallop cut brown piece of card stock. Now I have a brown scallop frame to place over my main image.
While my scallop square frame still had the plain square die template in place, I used a brown Copic marker and airbrushed the scallop edges. As you can see below, this left the embossed square a lighter brown, while the scallops are a darker brown. Just a subtle touch but it really makes the embossing stand out. To assemble all the pieces, I lined the back of the scallop frame with Stampin' Up! dimensionals. Then I just placed this over my main image square. This frame and image takes up most of the card fronts, but I think it's such a cute look.
Here's my two finished cards below. The Happy Valentine's Day sentiment is cut from the tag image and raised up on SU! dimensionals also. The frames looks SO cute and dimensional in real life. I can't wait to make more with circles and ovals.
Card supplies: Stamp images from Stampin' Up!, Copic markers and airbrush system, Wizard and Nestabilities from Ellen's store, SU! ribbon, patterned paper from Love Elsie (Eclectic Paperie), SU! dimensionals.