Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Rub a dub dub! and a simple tutorial

This little cutie in his tub is from Scrapmagasinet stamp set 103 Baby #2. This set has 4 sweet babies in total and an accessory stamp. If you get a chance check out the Scrapmagasinet DT blog to see what my other team members have been creating recently. I love making these little nestabilities cards and was asked recently how I made these. Here is a quckie tutorial to show you how.

For the main card first score your card in your chosen cardstock.
Then fold in half.Place near the top of the nestabilities but leave a gap so to keep the join. Run through your die cutting machine. I use a Wizard.
Cut the front panel as normal in your chosen cardstock. Mine is in blue.
Glue the front panel to main card ensuring that you line up them up at the bottom carefully.

When you turn the card around there will be a small gap of about 0.5 cms at the top. Taa daa and there you have it! You can make lots of quick fun cards with most of your nestie shapes!
My image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I have added Sakura stardust to the bubbles. I applied the stardust to an acrylic block and lifted with a damp brush. The sparkles are not showing well on camera but you can see them a little in the below close-up.

The sentiment and little duck are from CC Designs - My Rubber Ducky Digi set. Nestabilities used: Square, Scalloped Square and Labels Two. I have also used an SU Slot punch to thread the ribbon. Other accessories: Lace, button brads and dew drops. I was a little clumsy and accidentally knocked off ducky's little tuft when cutting him out so improvised and added a little fibre.

Right now off for a little blog hop to see what you've all been doing.

Have a great evening,

Big Hugs,


75 comments:

Riet said...

ohhh wowwww Nikki,what a beautiful card,l love the image.
so beautiful colour.

hugs Riet.x

Moni said...

Fab card as always! Thanks for the tutoial! Hugs, Moni

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh Nikki this is so sweet. love the cute image, thank you for the tutorial hun. hugs rachxx

Ladypou said...

so cute :) i like that fiber on the duck's head.. so cute ;))

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

oh my goodness, total cuteness!!! thanks for tutorial Nikki, I have a wizard machine too which I keep just for my nesties, I think it gives a much crisper embossed impression :) ♥

dawnmarieg said...

Aw Nikki, so cute. Thank you for the tutorial. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
this card is really cute
I've ordered several Nestabilities shapes today!!! I love them all
Big Hugs from France
Stéphanie

Christine said...

Oh, so so cute. Yeah, for the tutorial because I just ordered my Scor-Pal the other day and it should be here very soon. I can't wait to try it out. I love your image. It's so adorable with the dew drops. Have a great day!

Heidi Brawley said...

Awe! This card is super cute!!! Love it!! TFS!~Heidi

Frances said...

Aww this is fab Nikki - your attention to detail is fab - love ducky's tuft of hair heehee, great save! xx

Tab said...

Wow, such a sweet little card! Just love the cute image and the colours you have chosen are delish! Thanks for the tutorial, defo going to try it out!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sue said...

Brill card Nikki cute image, great tutorial hun thank you, sue.x

Danni said...

Super cute!! and thanks for the tutorial!!

Jodi said...

Very cute image and love how you did your tutorial! I will have to try that one of these days!
Hugs, Jodi =)

Heike said...

WOW, wow Nikki this tutorial is so wonderful. Thanks so much. Stunning card with so lovely Details......

Big Hugs
Heike

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh thank you SO much Nikki, I can understand it perfectly now that I see it (visual learner that I be!) ha ha, thanks so much for taking the time to do this!!! I love this idea and now that I have some newly acquired Nesties I can play this way too!
Your card is adorable to the max, with such great coloring and little details! I love the dewdrops! The fibre on ducky's head is so cute! Glad you lopped off the inked one, ha ha! I love it when mistakes turn into opportunities to get creative. Gorgeous card!

Lim said...

Nikki,

This is soooo beautiful and sweet. Thank you for the tutorial :)) Awesome!
Hugs,
LIM

Cathy said...

This is so adorable!! I lvoe this little guy! Very cute and great coloring as usual!!

Hugs, Cathy

Chrissie said...

Lovely little card. I love the subtle colours.
Chrissie

Bev said...

Fabulous and such a brilliant tut honey xx

thread-bare said...

Awww such a cute card. Thank you for the tut, will have to give this a go xx Clare x

Steph said...

Thanks for the fab tutorial - great use of nesties Nikki too! Super cute card - those colours are wonderful xxx

Tammi said...

Nikki! OMGosh this is the cutest thing ever! Love the colors, layers, bubbles, coloring, shape...awesome job! Great tutorial too! TFS
~Hugs

CraftyC said...

What a cutie. Thanks for the tutorial Nikki!
Clairex

Paula said...

Wow Nikki your card and tutorial are fantastic. Love the image super cute and love the bright colour's.
Paula xxxx

scrappyjacky said...

Such a cute card...and the tutorial was really helpful...thanks.

Cindy Haffner said...

Cute, cute.

Lacey said...

This is definately a "cutie"!! I love the nestie card and the dew drops are PERFECT for this image!!
~lacey

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful card Nikki!! Love the colors and the image is so cute!! TFS!! The tut was great!
hugs,
Chris

Maria said...

Fantastic tutorial, Nikki! I always wondered how those cards were made. I love it. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. .. now all I need to do is by those nesties!

That image is so darn cute. Gosh, so many cute images! You've colored it so nicely. . .love all the pretty colors too!! Love the dew drops!! They make great bubbles!!

Maria

Danielle said...

Gorgeous little card Nikki - and what an adorable stamp & sentiment! Thanks for the mini tutorial - great stuff!
Hugs, Danielle

daisy said...

hi nikki

what aa super duper cutie card!
love the whole thing!

hugs
daisy

Malin said...

Nikki, such a lovley card, and great tutorial!

//Malin

Heather said...

Nikki,

This is so adorable and I love your coloring!!! This image is so cool!!! I love that baby in the tub and the ducky so cute!!!!

Our main bathroom is painted bright Yellow and Blue and decorated with Ducky's!!!

I love your tutorial too!!! You need to do more of those!!!!

Thanks for another wonderful creation!!!

Heather

Ila said...

Your card is Super Cute Nikki!! and thanks so much for this Fabulous tutorial!!....Hugs, Ila

Kelly Schelske said...

Oustanding Nikki!! love the dew drops and the ducky's little hairs!! Fabulous tutorial, I'll have to give it a whirl for sure, it's wonderful!!

Hugs my friend,
K

Alex said...

Oh, how totally cute Nikki!!! What a fabulous image, makes me giggle!! And, the colors are wonderful, so bright and fun! Great tut too, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Shary said...

Aw cute card, love it and thanks for the tutorial. I still have my trusty Wizard and love it. So versatile. thanks for the tut.

Chris said...

Such a cute image Nikki and a beautiful card! Love your colouring and the gorgeous nestie design, a great tutorial too, thank you for that. Hugs, Chris xxx

Jorunn said...

Oh the card is wonderful! Love the colors and design!
Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial! I needed that, as I have promised to make some smaller cards for someone!!! Thanks for inspiration!!

Hugs,
Jorunn

Kim Piggott said...

Nikki this is so sweet!
Loe your cute image and fantastic colouring!
Love this tutorial!
hugs
kim x

angeljakki said...

Such a stunning card nikki,
love the colours, shape
and of course your colouring hun
x x x

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, such sweet baby. Love how you create your cards thanks for showing, might have a go at this.
luv
Debby

Michele Spera said...

Thank you for the great tutorial! The card is a cutie:-) the colors are great together, the coloring too:-) The shape is really nice with the whole layout of the card
Hugs
Michele

Michele said...

Awww Nikki this is so cute and thanks for the fab tutorial. Hugs Michele x

Jeanette said...

Adorable Nikki! Love your coloring and thanks for the tutorial! have a great day! Hugs Jeanette

COCO said...

wo very ADORABLE Nikki !!!! thanks for the tutorial !!! I love your coloring !!!!
hugs coco

ribenaruby said...

Cute card Nikki, love the tutorial!

bumblebee creations said...

SO COOL!!! Thank you so much for sharing that little tid-bit!!! Your card is gorgeous as usual!! Heres hoping you have a very fine day!

Joan said...

What a fantastic card - love the colours and the bubbles.

Faerielore said...

truely gorgeous i love these scalloped cards they look fab xxx

MichelleO said...

this is so adorable!! that image just brings a smile no matter what. And what a great tutorial for the card!
HUGS
MichelleO

Janna said...

Nikki this card is just adorable!!! I love, love, love this cute baby card! The baubles and the glitter in the water are so fun and sparkly and I love all the nesties shapes you used! I would have never have though to make a false front for hte card! That is brilliant!! So, so adorable!

Smiles,
janna

Joy said...

thank you so much for the tutorial! it really helps out when you are trying to figure things out and then there is something you can follow instead. that baby is so cute in the tub! I will have to try this out. do you know what kind of envelope you would use or do you have to make your own? TFS!

Caryn said...

Oh that baby is enough to make me want number 6!!! What a gorgeous little card - I love little nestie cards - must make more of them!

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a lovewly image, super card!
Hugs Jacqueline

Conibaer said...

What a cute card! So adorable!
Thanks for the tutorial too!

Suzanne said...

What a cute little card and thank for the tutorial I will be using this to make little easter cards. Sue :o)

Donalda said...

Oh Nikki this is just gorgeous!!! Your image is so cute and colored beautiful as always dear and so love how you made the card thanks for the tutorial dear. SOrry I am so far behind dear in blogging but work hours has took over my life

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

So lovely Nikki! Love the bright fresh colours and it is lovely to see a card with a different shape! Looks fabulous. Thanks for the tutorial. Your image is so sweet and beautifully coloured as always!

Have a great weekend.
Judy xx

Andrea said...

Nikki, the card is so cut and thanks for the tutorial!
xAndrea

Lana said...

Great card and tutorial Nikki
Hugs
Lana x

Shazza said...

thanks for the tut, looks great.
Love your blog, have added it to my blog roll so i'll be back
x

Monique said...

Your card is so lovely Nikki !!! Beautifull colours and soooo cute :)).

Hugs Monique

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Brilliant tutorial Nikki...wonderful, clear pictures and instructions. Your card is so sweet too.
Hugs
Carole x

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Such a sweet card, love that image. Hugs, Lainy xxx

Natalie said...

Fabulous card Nikki and great tutorial. x

Heather said...

Super cute Nikki!!!

Bev said...

Gorgeous card and such a brilliant tutorial sweetie, def going to give this a try xx

scrapdecricri.canalblog.com said...

Thank you Nikki for your tutorial!!
Your card is very cute and the image is adorable!!
I love your different nestabilities and the ribbon and lace!!
Love and hugs,
Christelle.

Nicole said...

so sweet!! and now I know how to fix my nestie cards so I have the shape/scallop on all 4 sides!
Hugs!
Nicole

Tasha said...

Oh Nikki this is very gorgeous - love how youlayered the central piece - fantastic image too
love tasha xx

Kort og Søm said...

Wow..love this card!
Fredrikke :o)

Valérie said...

Very, very beautiful card !! So sweet ! I love the cute image and all the details !!! And thank you so much for the tutorial !
Big hugs Nikki !
Have a great day !
Val.

deifen said...

Simply stunning-thanks for the great tutorial!:-D
Dei xx