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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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Saturday, 21 November 2009

Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles - Christmas

Spellbinders Mega Curved Rectangles as the name suggests, are slightly bigger than other dies. This means with the largest die you can easily created a base 4" x 6 card with a shaped edge for interest.

For my card No 17 I used
3 Spellbinder Mega Curvered Rectangles
Star folder from Crafts-too-U
Spellbinder Shapeabiilitie small Christmas Tree
Stamps, various inks
Ribbon, and other bits and pieces.

Having cut my base card to a landscape fold, I placed the whole of the card inside the folder
and debossed the pattern. You will see that this give texture to the inside of the card, and the debossing makes adding a sentiment label easier to adhere. The front of the card has another size die, which was cut out of paper and mounted on card for strength.

Then I played with my new stamps and a few inks and added some detail. This blending technique is new to me - it's not perfect yet, but with time and practise I should improve, AND I love doing it and also quite like my blue fingers! When I'd finished playing, I added a blue metalic dusting of Perfect Pearls and a silver tail to the stars, but unfortunately the camera doesn't capture the sheen!
I'm not sure if this daily posting of Christmas cards for a month was a good idea - yes, I'm getting my cards done, but the days seem to be whizzing by even faster than usual!!!


Sue said...

Hi Ikki

I just want to thank you for all your hard work in designing and making all these cards for us to see. I have been very dry on the insration side lately and your blog has given me much needed inspiration, because you do 'achievable cards', not some out of this world -for me- unatainable creation. So just wanted to say how much I apreciate you.


mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Hi Ikki, Sorry I've been away so long. Look what I've been missing out on! This is stunning. I love the blue & white madly. I really need to use my neglected Nesties. You make them look like a million bucks! And the embossing, of course, is dreamy! Love those stars.

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Ikki fabulous!!!!!!! thank you!