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!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Spellbinders Borderabilties - Make a card

My bowling mate was 15 last week. When I make a special card, I first look at the criteria - teenage, must be pink, must be funky, bright, and personal! On last week's TT, I illustrated using Borderabilites so I've included a border to show you how effective these can look on a project.

I used:
Square Card
2 Basic Grey papers - Euphoria
Borderabilities - Spade
Nesties - Rectangles
CB - Alphabet - Harmony
CB - Birthday Wishes
PB Stamp, Gems and Flowers

Cut your border

Using the wax paper it easily comes out of the die
Cut the sentiment and initials. I use DST on the underside of the paper, and place on the back of the die. You could use a glue, but these cuts are so fiddly that I end up with glue everywhere.

This seems very elimentary - but I know from experience when cutting initials - it is sooooo easy to cut them backward!!!!! So I thought it was worth mentioning for new owners of DC machines.
Now all I needed was a Penny Black stamps and a few gems, glitter and flowers
A personal, funky card for a teenage. "Happy Birthday, Emma" Hope you had a great B'Day.

Back on Thursday with .......?!?!??!.....you'll have to come back to find out, because at the moment it's a mystery to me as well!


Alex said...

like your card ikki!
Hugs, Alex

Nikki said...


I love your creations.. and found your blog whilst searching the www..

I have become a fan of the bug and the nesties.. and find your work truly inspirational..

I was therefore wondering whether you would be willing to join my small but well formed DT at DewDrop Craftz.

I would be honoured to have you working with my products.. and to see how you would incorporate all your wonderful techniques with them.

If you are interested and have the time to take part.. it would be lovely to hear from you.

Nikki x

Chrissie said...

Using wax paper in the dies is inspired. Could you use ejection foam in them or would that prevent them embossing properly?
Great card Ikki!

Anonymous said...

Great card Ikki as usual, do you think wax/greaseproof paper might help my sizzlets alphabet strip letters and swirl die pop out more easily? I don't use them as much as I would like because they are so fiddly to poke out once cut.
Thank you, Julie Mae (DC)

ikki said...

It must be worth a try Julie! I can't see why not - let us know if it works. ikki