Finally... this may seem like a very silly thing to everyone else but, i have not been able to make one of these Nestibility Die "embossed frames" into a card base. love the look, each time i tried i cut a hole into it instead of embossing, so since my last OWH challenge card i had left to do had to use an technique i found the one on embossing with these dies inside SCS, then scrolled down to using other machines, then scrolled down to the cuttlebug section. ( there are not photos) but here is what i did. (that actually worked I'm not going to bore you with all the cardstock shots that i killed before i figured this out... but the directions are missing one KEY piece of information.. and the Directions if you have a cuttlebug are:
A plate
Die frame up with die cut in center
tan mat
both B plates
now the part that messed me up each time was the not having a die cut in the center of the Die, (if you do not have a piece of cardstock inside the die it will cut a hole not just emboss with no hole) so if you want a frame bigger then your image you have to cut a scrap cardstock in the size you want the frame to be and leave only the die cut inside the die, peel away the left over piece of cardstock outside the die ( or this will emboss too) the use the sandwich above... and it works...
This is an RAK Emerson image but, i no longer remember who sent her to me, she was colored a long time ago with prisma pencils and the skin is an prisma marker. ( brick beige if i remember right) she's die cut with an labels 4 die, the edges have some milled lavendar distress along them. and the silk is # 175. this is up on pop dots, the Labels 4 embossed frame was done into a quarter of Perfect Plum and the cardbase is Pale Plum. that fabric floral ribbon was purchased at Micheals in the cut by the yard section. this is A-6 in real life. This was done for the May Wish Rak challenge that was to use this Sketch from Theresa GKDJAN10TM This site is totally wonky today and it ate the photo i had in here of just the card, but I started with thumbing through this pad of DCWV The cafe Mediterranean and then spied these vintage buttons (hiding under the webesters page bloomers) and thought those colors are pretty close the holes are pretty big and thread looked silly in them so when i was considering thin ribbon spied this piece of green tulle that was RAK'd to me from Alison and thought hmmm., then dug out this sheet of Paper Trey Ink spring Rain that Leigh Anne RAK'ed to me (that seriously is blue and i thought i would never use it lol) show's me to think... anyways this is 5 1/2" square in real life. that image is one of the oldest very first RAK'd images i have ever received, colored it years ago. its die cut with an Labels 2 die. and up on pop dots. This was done for the May Wish Rak Color combo challenge of Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss & Sahara Sand . the Serendipity Image was RAK'd to me from Shannah (Photoholic) all the way from down under in Oz. I colored it straight out of the envelope and it's just been waiting for a card... die cut it with an Labels 10 die and then added the Hero Arts Sentiment in Close to Cocoa that was RAK'd to me from ReginaBD. there is a bit of bundled sage distress ink along the edges of the diecut. The sheer ribbon just Say's made in china on the side thinking its an 7/8" size. used an bow easy on it of course.. The ancestral teal brocade ( the back side of it anyways) printed paper looked pretty close to close to cocoa to me so used an Paper Trey Ink medium scallop die along the bottom of it and layered it to a mat of Mellow Moss that was run twice through an Script cuttlebug folder. It's 5X7 in real life.
just a closer peek :) hope you all are enjoying the Holiday Weekend too!

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