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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, 20 February 2010

Cuttlebug Folder, Nestabilitie Oval Scallop, and stamping

Need a quick card?  BUT, also an interesting one - How's about this ....

Materials Used:
6 x 6 Cream Hammer card
CB - Swiss Dots Folder
2 Oval scallop dies
Vintage corner die
Harmony Alphabet
Decorative paper
Border punch
Stamp, ribbon and gems


I first embossed the front edge of the card, then covered the with DP with a shaped edge.  Any border punch would be fine, but this was actually cut with a Fiskar stencil template.

Cut and add the corners - to make these easier to fasten to the card, I always put DST (see glossary) on the back of the card before I cut. You can see this in more detail under the label : Alphabets on my sidebar.  On this card I also needed numbers, which were cut in actually the same way.

Cut 2 oval dies - one in cream card, the other in the same patterned paper.

Add your stamped image - not sure what this stamp is called or the manufacturer - there were some smaller flowers on the image, but I cut them off!  The mottled effect was achieved by using different colours of chalk and then covering with glossy accents.

This is not just a Cuttled card - it combines embossing,  papercrafting and stamping, but it's still an quick and easy to achieve card with texture, colour and interest.  Hope you like it!


Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, I love greens and coupled with cream it's gorgeous :o)
Jackie xx

Kraftychick said...

This is a really elegant card for one so simple and fast!! This card would take me awhile just to find all the right pieces and parts - LOL!! TFS!

Unknown said...

Nothing you do looks like a 'quick' card - its as stunning as all the rest of your cards.

You've really got me buying nesties left right and centre Ikki - I've got labels 8 on the way but now need some borderabilities. Any preferences from the ones you have so far? Also - Have you any thoughts on the new joy craft ones (I think that's the brand i've seen).

Paula x x x

Unknown said...

Lovely card Eileen, as always. Nice to see you again yesterday.


PepPop said...

Thanks for the lightbulb moment - stick DST to the card before cutting it out. Why have I never thought of that?
Great card. Jaqui x

Chrissie said...

Yes I do like it... how could I not?

Kathleen said...

great card ikki.
i have that stamp - it's actually an anita's stamp!
love the design of this card. love those corners - something else for my wishlist!!