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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, 26 October 2009

Cuttlebug Winter Folder

Last year I bought the CB Winter House Folder. At first I found the folder a little restricting because of the border lines. If you're embossing onto a piece of card to use as a mat this is okay, but if like me you prefer to emboss straight onto the base card and experiment with the folder, the border line spoils the look. My solution, albeit a little drastic, was to cut the border line off the folder. AND, it worked for me!!! If you look closely at the card you will see with a bit of juggling, I have been able to achieve a second embossing of the pattern. I have to add that Tilda also helped create a snowy village hill scene (and also hide the slight folder edge crease line). I'm working on this - I feel sure that it is possible to emboss without getting crease marks!!!!

Time has been limited this weekend with running my 'Donate a Card for BC' (see last Thursday's post if you've interested in helping), but hopefully later today I will have fathomed out how to do this and will post again my result. Hope you'll have time to come back and see if I have mastered this!

Well, I sort of did it! This is not perfect and I have again had to do a bit of hiding, but it worked out nicely!

I started with a piece of A4 Hammer card and cut down the middle to make a side opening card.

Score the centre fold, place the folder to the front edge and emboss.

Emboss the second pattern carefully placing the edge of the folder sligthly higher to make the impression of a slope.

The embossing will show on the the back page. To make this look intentional, finish the edge of the pattern with 3 scored lines. The ribbon not only covers a slight edge impression, but adds a touch of colour. Now you have an embossed front and a debossed inside! I like this effect and you don't need an insert because you will see later that I have added a greetings strip.
The back looks like this

and the front: The ribbon is continued over the front and with a silver Nestie Create a Flake, gem and some glitter gel, all that is needed is to scalloped cut the edge so that the greeting is visible.
Although the pattern is repeated, because of the hill effect it is not noticeable. One of the reasons for this is that by starting the embossing from the front edge and working back, the Church spire which would be the give away comes out on the back. Are we crafters, crafty or not!!


the crafty duck said...

Hi Ikki, absolutely beautiful card and fabby colours, very "crafty" use of th eembossing folder, may have to try this one myself... hugs Steph

Anonymous said...

will have a go at this, did not occur to me to try to use the folder twice, thank you so much for all your tips, cards on there way
Christine x (Tilly Trotter)

Anonymous said...

Another brill card Ikki, love this one, must give it a try.
Liz x (Liz G, Do Crafts)

angie's blogspot said...

Lovely card, I'm thinking what has a nestles flake got to do with it, doh! got chocolate on the brain!