Sunday, August 24, 2008

Making Window Cards and Embossed Window Cards with your Spellbinders Nestabilities

Making A Window Card:
To make a window card, I always start by scoring my card, to allow the die to be placed in the location I desire.
For this card, I am going to use an oval die.
Place the die on your card and then hold it in place with a piece of low-tack tape, or just put a little lint from your pants on a piece of double-sided tape. A small piece is enough to hold it securely.
REMEMBER: You MUST cut rough-side up with your dies. Not doing that can ruin your Cuttlebug, its plates, and your Nesties.
Top with your B plate, run it through, and here it is:

Embossing the Window Edge:
If you would like, you can also emboss the edge around your window.
Place a scallop that fits around the window and secure with a small piece of low-tack tape.
Remember, the die has to be rough-side up!
Top with 3 sheets of cardstock, the tan embossing mat, and a B plate.
Run it through the machine.
Here is what it looks like:

If you want to just emboss shapes into your card, follow these same steps. Do each shape one at a time, using a small piece of low-tack tape to secure the die.