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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!

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Dahlia

I have had a bit of a crafting block/disastrer this week - my room looks like a tornado has struck! Lots of things scattered, floor covered, plus also every available space, nook and crannie on my desk littered. Crafting has not gone well! I have made every mistake possible, creased my embossing, cut up bits that I need, lost other bits, found bits of that I had forgotten I had, this meant that I lost track of what I was doing. I start this, left that - result nothing finished, I have been completely unable to make any decisions on card, style, paper. In the end I watched the tele - crafting of course!

But, it's Monday - so I started again, and made a Dahlia flower.

Materials needed
Card A6
Cuttlebug Frills Fancy Border die
Nestabilites Dahlia Dies
(you could use any of the flower dies)
3 patterned papers
Ribbon and bits

Using the card as a tent fold, emboss the edge with the border folder. To achieve this look I have cut the folder and rejoined as required to get the pattern.

Next cut out your flower layers in different papers

Follow this folding making 4 firm crease line across the flower

Assemble flower - I glued the two large layers together in the centre to give some strength.

Quite a big flower! I don't think I will lose this one, but then...


PinksyDoodles said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

gorgeous! xx jo xx

Chrissie said...

Every one a winner... how do you do it?