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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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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Cuttlebug Oval Nestabilities

Are you busy? I am! When short of time and I have cards to make, my tip is to look for a beautiful paper, this will be your 'more' and you will need 'less'!

This card says it all.....
This card started out as a 4" x 4" White linen card. The golden holly design is a beautiful vellum, when overlaid on the white card - stunning!

Vellum being difficult to stick, I made the card a tent fold and wrapped the covering over to the back and fastened with DST and finished with a thick line peeloff, then fastened again on the front inside. Using an insert the adhesive is not noticeable.

Since the Vellum made such a statement, all I needed was a simple sentiment - a white oval Nestie on a scallop gold mirror mat. Under the mat, a mesh gold ribbon, and small gold beads twisted on fine wire completed my card.

Simple, quick and easy and yet a classic Christmas card - My No.15.


Lynne K said...

Lovely! Quick, simple, & very elegant. Just what we need at this time of year. I have some beautiful Christmas papers which don't need much adding to show them off. I'll certainly be trying out this idea, so thanks for sharing it.

Merry said...

Stunning card and beautiful paper.....thanks for the tip. I really need some nice quick cards.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

OulaLA! That really IS beautiful paper. Great tip. Makes me want to shop for paper more! hehehe.


Oh so elegant, even though you say it's a quickie! I love the look of these little 4" x 4" cards - they are so adorable. This one is stunning Eileen and thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Sylvia xx