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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, 1 March 2010

Nestabilities - Oval Scallop Dies

The Cuttlebug, embossing folders, and Nestabilities are so useful in your cardmaking.

Like everyone, I feel winter is going on and on - spring where are you?   The snowdrops are beginning to show,  and I have a few early crocus popping through - they inspired me to make a bright, cheerful spring card.

Materials used:
6 x 6 card
Oval scallop Nesties
Crafts-2-You - Daisy Embossing folder
DP from HOTP
SU punch
Stamp, Promarkers, and Distress Inks

The base card

Emboss the card from the centre fold.  Punch a decorative edge. 
On the inside: punch a strip of DP and cover the edge of the card.  Die cut a scallop oval, stamp with sentiment and swirls and ink the edges with distress ink.

All you need now is an embellishment: 

  My bright, cheerful spring-like card.  

I was surprised just how positive this made me feel!


Kraftychick said...

Love this card - so simple yet so elegant! And I love the colors you used - very springy (is that a word??)! TFS!


Julia Dunnit said...

How pretty. Imust say we are all a bit desperate to break out the spring. The sun shone here today, beautifully. OMG my windows need cleaning!

Unknown said...

I love the daisy embossing - i have this folder but haven't used it yet - maybe now is the time! Love the cheerful flowers - I know what you mean about needing spring to get a move on...

Paula x x x

cazlan said...

lovely card, simple but so effective.
makes me feel like crafting again.

xxx carole