Thursday, 24 June 2010

I Love Ice Cream! ('Out Of The Box' Tutorial)...

Hi all! Phew, the heat has really been zapping my energy of late. I wish it would cool down a bit so I can get some crafting done! This is a card I made late last night. I had to force myself to stay awake or else I just wouldn't get anything made.
First I will just mention that I have used the sketch from this week's I Love Promarker's challenge.
I have also used the theme from Passion For Promarkers, which is 'my favourite things'...come on, who doesn't love ice cream? lol!
The image I am using today is 'Beach Alfie' from DigiStamp Boutique. Sally-Ann has released some stunning designs this month, including lots more summer/beach themed stamps. You can find them all here.

Now first today, before I tell you more about my card, I have a little tutorial for you. I often 'out of the box' my images on my cards. This is because I sometimes find Nesties are just too small! I like to print my digis out quite large and stamps seem to be getting bigger too. Big is in!
I often have comments asking how this is done. So this is for those who have asked....
First, I put the die down onto the image in the desired position. I then make feint pencil marks just inside the die in the areas that would be cut off should I use the die in the regular way.


Then I cut down into the paper and carefully around the image, down to the pencil marks. I take great care not to hack any bits of paper off at this stage, just incase I cut down too far.

Then I put the die back down and tuck the protruding bits out over the TOP of the die. In this case his head, ice cream and I have done the corner of the star fish just in case!
I then put through the Wizard in the regular way. Just make sure his bits are sticking out over the TOP or he will end up with no head!


Et Voila! Ready to colour. Here I have left him in the die whilst I colour the background with my sponge dauber and sky blue pigment ink.


Now he's all ready to colour using my Promarkers.


For today's card I have also used,
DCWV papers,
Scalloped Oval Nestabilities,
Fiskars apron lace punch,
DCWV chipboard shape & sentiment,
ribbon,
card candy.
I hope my tutorial today has been of some use!
Thanks for stopping by!
Jenny xx

47 comments:

melsanford said...

What a lovely card! And gorgeous colours. Thanks for the tutorial! I'll definitely be trying that out :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

SueB said...

Wonderful! And brilliant bright colours too :)
Suzie xxxxx :)

Carol said...

How gorgeous Jenny! You've just reminded me that I also have these papers lol. You've done a brilliant job as always. I just luv your work. Lotsa luv xxxx

craftyange said...

great tutorial , i shall use that in the future
hugs craftyange x

A.J. said...

Great card and thanks for the tutorial - I'm always keen to try something new! I usually cut the whole image out and glue it onto a mat, but this seems much simpler - which I like!

Amanda

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Jenny
A fabulous card and thankyou for the great tip,
hugs Dianne xx :)

~@ngie~ said...

awesome card darl & great tut... (even if I dint know what it all meant lmao)... I dont have a Nesties or anything... I cut all my shapes by hand *sigh* lolol... but WTG on writing a tut... ya very clever lady you ;o) hehehe love n hugz Angie xXx

Sheila said...

You make this look so easy so I am off to have a go - I had to have a giggle to myself when you said you had to watch and not cut off his bit!! I know I am thinking rude thoughts at this time of the day - OMG!
Great card again and thanks so much for tut! Sheila:)X Enjoy the weather Jenny!

Patricia said...

Excellent jennie I've always wondered how this is done, my hubby bought me those oval nesties yesterday and I thought oh no they are too small, but now I can still use them, really pleased. Thanks! your card is super btw. Love Teresa xx

TG said...

Gorgeous card Jenny.
Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Netty said...

Hi Jenny thanks for the great demo. Love the card, so bright, young and cheerful. Annette x

Lesley said...

wow, thanks for the tutorial, I've been wondering how you did it! Lesley x

Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

A beautiful fun card and a great tut, thank you for doing this Jenny. Hugs Debbie x

coops said...

fantastic summery card jenny, the image is brillaint and i love your papers and layout.scrummy colours too.thanks for the tut hun.have tried this once but made a right hash of it.i will try again.ta hun.luv coops.xx

Noreen said...

Fab card Jenny. I also like using the out of the frame technique - it gives a great effect, & as you say is a brill way for maximising your nesties with your images. xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jenny, what a fun card. Love the cute image and your colouring is fab. What a clear and brilliant tutorial. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sue C said...

Fab card Jenny, the colours are great. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Lynne said...

Your card is great!!! who doesn't love ice - mmmm mint choc chip!! I've done this technique a couple of time before but its great to have pics - thanks so much for sharing :o) xx

Lizzy xx said...

Hi Jenny! gorgeous card hun...fab image...lush summery colours/dp's ~ fab layout too xx Lizzy xx :)

Thanx for the tut too hun it was a great help xx

Crafty Barb said...

Thanks for that Jennifer, your instructions are very clear to follow.

juliekitchener@ntlworld.com said...

Thank you Jenny it's a gorgeous card!!!!!!

Clare said...

Fantastic tutorial and gorgeous card! Love, Clare x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card. Love the papers. Kathleen x

Messi Jessi said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I don't have a die cutting machine but this will work with my coluzzle too - fab!

arnold77 said...

Thanks Jenny! Looks idiot-proof - will have to try it to make sure! Sandra x

CraftyC said...

Lovely card Jennifer and a great tutorial thanks
Clairexx

Twocrafty said...

Gorgeous card and the colours are fab. Thanks for doing the tutorial, I've been wondering how it's done.... Great job

Tracy x

Karen said...

Great card Jennifer and what a good idea too. Love the colours you've used, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
xx

JR Creations said...

It may be late, but i'm gonna have to try that out now! :-D

Jules said...

Hi Jenny

Thank you so much for that clear and inspirational tutorial .. .. will have to have a try now.

Love your card. So lovely and colourful and the little ice cream in the corner sets it all off beautifully.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

CAROL said...

Fabulous card, thank you for the tutorial, I'm a novice at card-making so this is really helpful to me.xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous, Jennifer. Love it. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Emma said...

A gorgeous card, love the image and yummy colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Julie said...

Super card Jennifer!! I love the tutti frutti colours - perfect for your ice cream theme!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at PFP this week! Juliexx

Carrieanne said...

Great card and brilliant tutorial. I have often moaned to myself that my nesties weren't big enough, now I know what to do to overcome that. Thank you, Karen x

My name is Wynneth said...

What a cool card and excellent tutorial ! Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

Fluffles said...

Lovely card, brilliant tutorial, thanks. Jx

katesacraftybugger said...

great card , and tutorial , thanks for that !
and thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing.First time I've left a comment on a blog.
Marie x

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Thanks for tutorial x Very summery card x Makes me WANT AN ICE CREAM! lol X Leigh x

debs said...

think i could do with one of those icecreams today!!...fabby card..thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

WeirdCat said...

Great card and thank you for the nestie lesson,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Jenny,
Love your choice of theme. Rum & Raisin would have to be my fave! Great card, beautifully coloured, & fab tut too. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Michelle said...

Hi Jenny

Love this card! Thanks for the great mini tutorial. I often wondered how this was done, it is such a great look.

Sarah said...

Thanks Jennifer it's a great tutorial
chum!! and so easy to follow too, fabulous card and image is so cool, will have to try this sometime!! don't know how I missed this post!! it's an age thing!!!lol' Hugs
Sarah xx

CraftyLoops said...

This is a brilliant tutorial, thank you so much for sharing it with us all. Lee x

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