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So, you finally bought you very last Marvy Giga Scalloped something or other and you feel complete. You head over to Splitcoaststampers, the Stamp Shack or Gingerwood and you hear about something called Nestabilities. UGH! Wait a minute. You just invested your child's college fund in punches and now they're obsolete? Why? Oh, they emboss too...see?



I love the Nestabilities, but you can get that same great look and whip up a quick dinner all at the same time!

Presenting "Faux Nestabilities"

Check it out!

I began with a piece of Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock. This is the BEST card stock for this technique. You do not want to use a very thick card stock. (You can use GKD Layering white too!)

Here's the fun part. Next time you're at the grocery store, check out the canned goods. For this card I used some Hunt's tomato paste.



You will need a rubber mat for this. A mouse pad is too squishy. You need something that will give but it shouldn't be too thick. I used the rubber mat from my Sizzix Big Shot. You can find other rubber mats in the housewares section of Walmart and Target. Even a rubber trivet will work.

I placed my mat on the floor. Then, I placed my card stock down and put the can on top.



Then, take your foot and step on it.




And this is what you get-



This is the side with the embossing pushed out.



And this is the other side.

Next, cut out your embossed circle with any circle cutting tool or a punch. I used my Marvy Mega plain circle punch.



Then, I stamped my image in the center and created my card. Here's a couple of other shots of the center. You can stamp on either side. There is no right or wrong way. Your impression can go in either direction.  It's all about what you like.



Look at that gorgeous texture card stock. It's Prism. Check out their website and contact them to find a retailer near you. 

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Love it!

Cool but what happens if you don't have a circle punch that fits?  

These blasts from the past are too funny.  It is interesting to see what was being done then.  Oh the changes in technology lol.

What a hoot!!!! You never cease to amaze Gina! I didn't even know about Gina K Designs in 2008! Heck, I didn't even know I liked making cards.

Oh That's how you can really cook up some fun!  

Anna,

This is for people who do have a punch that fits- or a circle cutter of some kind. This would also work with circles you cut on the Cameo, Cricut or any other electronice cutter. 

I love this..............too funny!

Thanks Gina - I do have 2 circle punches - will have to look into my cupboard to see what fits.  On 2nd thought I think I'll just stick with my Nestabilities!    

Gina K. said:

Anna,

This is for people who do have a punch that fits- or a circle cutter of some kind. This would also work with circles you cut on the Cameo, Cricut or any other electronice cutter. 

I see possible broken ankles with this technique :D TFS!!!

Here's some easy faux torn edges :)

That would happen at my house too Rosy.

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