Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Embossing with Nestabilities

A friend of mine texted me last night and asked me to explain how to emboss with Nestabilities.  I texted her back and my directions were "as clear as mud", so she asked if I would make a tutorial.  To some of you this may seem like a "duh" tutorial, but it was not that long ago that I didn't get it either.  Yes, I'm admitting that.  I kept thinking that I had to run it through my machine a certain way in order to get it to emboss, but then the lightbulb went off :)
Cut out your image with your Nestabilities the way you normally would.  Don't peel it from the die,  just flip it over like you see in the picture.  
Using a stylus, press down next to the grooves of your die, and you'll be left with an impression.
  Remove your cardstock from your die and flip it over.  Taddah!  You have your embossed Nestabilitie shape and you are all the wiser :)
Stamps:  Spring Critters (CD Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red
Paper:  Rockabilly DSP, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Nestabilities, stylus, circle cutter, Stampin' Dimensionals, 
White ribbon, Kiwi Kiss courdoroy buttons, Copics, q-tip, paper piercer


  1. What a great way to emboss them! I run mine back through the Cuttlebug using the tan mat and it's kind of a hassle. This way would go much quicker and give a good emboss to thinner cardstock. Thanks!

  2. It was me, I admit, who could not figure this out and requested the tutorial.. It is so easy and such a great way to add a little something extra to the layout! Thank you for posting the tutorial, I would have never figured it out on my own!!

  3. as always simple pictures for us simple folks. thanks for showing me this..

  4. I agree with Leah! Great idea, Cassie! I'm loving that cherry paper, too!

  5. This is absolutely adorable, Cassie! I love the colors and that sweet image!

  6. YEAH!!! Thanks for the Nesties tip! It totally makes sense!



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