Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Spellbinder Mega Curved Rectangle

The largest of the Mega Curved Rectangles dies is big enough to make a 5.1/2" x 4" card with an interesting edge. There are 6 dies in the set, and they go down in size by a 1/4". These are some of my new toys and boy did I enjoy playing with them!

For my card I used:
Cardstock A4 cut in down the centre, folded in half and centre scored
3 Mega Curved Rectangles
2 Doodles
Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots
Penny Black Stamp
Bitsand pieces

The largest die is placed to the centre fold - run through the bug
Sandwich: A B Card Die C

Depending on the thickness of the card, you may have to pass this through the Bug twice or...? I found that I did not have to emboss because of the thickness of my card.

Cut 2 of the smaller dies (for matting and layering) and also 2 dies from the Wizard Doodles set (you could use something similiar to these dies or omit, but they are new toys and I wanted to use them and you'll be seeing them again, and again, and again!)

Sandwich: A plate - die cut side up with card inside - Tan Mat - Shim (I use 2 but your machine might be different) - 2 B plates

Emboss the base card with the Swiss Dots (or a folder you like).To make this card a bit different, I decided that I would emboss both the front and the back so giving a pattern to the inside. It
worked well because you can get a continuous pattern with this folder. If you don't know how to do this check it out here.

Having said that, I forgot to take a picture! Sorry...but it did look good and then all I had to do was cut another of the rectangles for the greeting.

To complete my card I have used a Penny Black image which I think in called something like "Cat in Jungle". Perhaps someone knows the correct title? The pink and sage green colourway came out really well, and I think my colouring is improving!?!? Practice makes purrrr-fect my Gran use to say!

Hope you like this little fellow...


Chrissie said...

This is a fabby card Ikki and I love the colours you have chosen.
I also like those doodles enormously, looks like another purchase is going to be necessary! Did you get them from A Lasting Impression?

ikki said...

Hi Chrissie, Thanks - think this is going green in a different way! Yes I got them last week from Liz at A Lasting Impression £16.95 - I love them!

ikki said...

Me again, Forgot to add, Liz is very good at ordering for you if they are not in stock. Just email her and she will let you know the situ.

Bettythebaglady said...

Dear Ikki Love these cards and am impressed by the colour combo. Strangely I've recently used some natural colour type of card (but more kraft coloured than green) with pink colouring and I loved the way the contrast made the colours sing out.The butterfly from the other day is lovely too Hugs BettyXXX

Christine said...

Great ideas Ikki & lovely card thanks for sharing,

Christine xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

I just love your tutorials, they are so interesting and informative. Thanks for showing us how to get the best out of our dies, folders etc etc Hugs Julie x

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Ikki,

I just love coming to your tutorial blog to get such fantastic ideas! I definitely need to buy me some nesties...FIRST on my "MUST HAVE" list when I'm finished with this nasty battle with the "C" word and my husband finds a job!

SBS #26

Firenze said...

Wow, I love the colours and your shading - very very good indeed!
Firenze Cards