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!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Tippy Thursday

Hi everyone, gosh the weeks are flying by. I have even made my first Christmas card this week, only I add because it was the project at my class meet. I've never started this early, usually it's mid November before I can face tinsel time!

My main focus this week has been on creating a Wedding, a Ruby and a Golden Wedding Card. Making them made me think about using bits and pieces from my stash and also at looking closely at dies, Cuttlebug folders, papers and cardstock. You buy must have things and sometimes fail to get the best out of them - does this sound familiar - or is it just me?????

These are the cards I mananged to make

Whilst printing out the front words and inserts for the cards, I remembered a tip given to me on another crafting forum and that was a recipe for changing the colour to get better shades of gold, silver and copper. And, so for you to try....

Gold - Red 192
Green 168
Blue 104

Deeper Gold - Red 165
Green 138
Blue 82

Silver - Red 151
Green 151
Blue 168

Copper - Red 205
Green 115
Blue 0

I used the deeper gold shade on the front on the GWA Card - it's a really good colour, better than the gold on my editing programme. AND, so easy to change and save for another day!

Thanks for popping in, hope you find this tip useful.


Barbara said...

These are all so beautiful and wonderful use of the embossing folders and Nesties. Thanks for the tip on color, too. Such elegant cards!


Christine said...

Hi Ikki these are stunning thanks for the tip re colours... can you tell me what corner punch you have used on the Wedding card please??

Chriastine xx

Anonymous said...

gorgeous cards xx jo xx

Tina'sAngels said...

Really beautiful creations.
Hugs Tina x

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous cards Eileen, I'll have to have a look at those colours. Thanks for the tip!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

thanks for sharing the tips on the colours for printing, Ikkie.