Friday, 12 August 2011

Challenge time at SMC!

My DT post for Sew Many Challenges !!
i am a bit late with my post as i thought today was Thursday... that is until hubby reminded me he is home early today- yay!

It's a new theme this week 
Use 3 or more Brads!

 my card
It's a very simple and easy to make card, i love how the colours match and complement each other
(i think they do.. then, might justs be me, lol!) 
i use Miki Baking on Rolling Pin from the lovely digis at the Sew Many Cards shop 
pop over to pick up yours!

If you are wondering how to use your spellbinders and cut a frame with part of the picture over the edge of the frame there is a quick tutorial at the bottom of this post!

Don't forget it is Freebie friday as well at SMC so head over to Sew Many Challenges to see what my  teamies created with theirs and pick up yours at  the store blog!
Card Makin' Mamas -birthday cards
Stamp Man -summer colours

Totally Papercrafts - food and drink

Freshly Brewed -CAS/less than 3 embellishments
Scrapbook Sisters - #47 Stars
shopping Our Stash - Dogs or Digi Stamps or Denim (i used a digi stamp)
Tuesday Throwdown - Birthday

How to cut over the frame with spellbinders, like i cut Miki above with bits of the image over the frame.
Materials I used: 

Miki Baking On Rolling pin from Sew Many Cards 
Spellbinders label 16 (i used the largest die)
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Promarkers for colouring 

Step 1:
Print and colour your image, then lay the die on the image, framing the picture as you want it.
I drew on the outside of the die frame with a pencil to get the frame shape and marked the bits of the picture that overlap the die, this is shown in blue marks on pic 2 
Step 2:
In pic 2 you can see the blue marks is where the image goes over the edge of the frame, so we need to cut around it.
Carefully cut around the bits of the image that goes over the frame, that's the dotted red line.
Step 3:
Then place your die on the image cutting edge down on the card,  following the lines you previously drew and pull the overlapping parts of the image over the die as shown in pic 3 & 4.
You need to pull the overlapping pieces of the image over the die so the die doesn't cut into the image.
pic 3

 pic 4

Step 4:
I use the cuttlebug so here is the sandwhich to put spellbinders dies through
(i) Plate A
(ii)Plate B
(iii) Cutting die facing up (i cut into my C plate)
(iv) then cardstock you want to cut
top it up with your C Plate and voilà! just pop it through your bug!

Step 5:
 If you want to have and embossed edge on your frame,  remove the C Plate and replace by a tan mat by Spellbinders (or whichever one you use). I find it works better with a paper shim, i use 4 sheets of normal copy paper folded in half , you might want to have a play to see which works best for you. Then top the lot with your 2nd B Plate and in the bug it goes!

 pic 6

Step 6:
Et voilà! Here is the finished product, just pop the image out of the die and it ready to mat and layer!
 pic 7

pic 8

Zahreen Sharp
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  1. Hi Zahreen! This card is absolutely adorable! I enjoyed your great tutorial too! Great card! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our CAS challenge!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  2. Great tutorial! I am going to try this! And this card is just adorable! Sweet image and lovely soft colors!
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Stacy D.

  3. Thanks for the tutorial!!! I love this cutie!!! What a sweet card.

    Thanks for playing along this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges CAS challenge

    Heather D.

  4. Beautiful card - Nice tutorial.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah (Stressedstamper) x

  5. How cute is that lil monkey! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  6. Such a cute card! So many wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!



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