Saturday, January 30, 2010

Faux Nestabilities with Juice/Can Lids

I've been back at my craft table lately and I've come up with a trick that's cheap and easy and will add a fun extra touch to your winter cards.
These round, embossed shapes were made by running juice and can lids through the Big Shot! I love the look of the metallic Nestabilities that emboss and cut beautiful shapes, but I don't have any yet. You know I love using things I have laying around the house too, so this is what I came up with!

To get a better idea of how to do it, watch this video. (If you are reading in a reader, click here and you'll be transported to YouTube.)

If for some reason, you can't see the video, here is the basic recipe:
First, put the white platform on the bottom,
Followed by shims, (if needed)
Embossing pad
Juice lid
Then top plate

*IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER MACHINE and you have the recipe for, let's say, the Cuttlebug, please feel free to share it in the comments and I will add it here. Thanks ;)

A friend that I told this idea to asked about square shaped embossing and I told her she would just have to look for a square soup can or settle for this other cheap and easy "faux nestie" trick: Add a layer of plain white cardstock that is 1/8" larger than your white focal point layer for a look that mimics embossing. It's simple, but it does add a little something to a card.