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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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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Thoughts for Tuesday - Clarity Stamps

My thoughts today were - I need a crafting fix having been away from my desk for over a week!

Luckily on the way back from Edinburgh we called at a craft shop and I couldn't resist buying some Clarity Stamps.  Barbara Grey is one of my favourite crafters - I hope I've done her stamps justice.

Materials used:
White linen cardstock to make a 5.3/4" square card
Clarity Stamps
Distress inks
Triple embossing powder

This is the back of my card - I thought the images were too good to waste, what a nice finishing touch it makes!

Inside the card I used two more of the images and a PC generated message.

The main image is stamped in black ink and coloured with distress inks.  Triple embossing brought the image to life!  This is a technique I really enjoy - the colours just zing and the gloss enhances the picture.  I left the card plain apart from 2 sets of double lines done on a scoreboard - the sentiment is a black peel-off.

I'm going to entry this card in a challenge from ???? when I remember where I saw "what's your favourite technique" challenge.


Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful card Iks...amazing how covering it in a couple layers of clear emboss makes the image sharper. Never fails to astound me.

PinksyDoodles said...

This is beautiful! I love Clarity stamps and you have done this one justice.
Clare x

Kraftychick said...

This is absolutely a gorgeous card - I really love the effect you achieved! TFS!


Unknown said...

Stunning, barbara would think she has done this one herself.
Love it
Christine x

Merry said...

This is such a beautiful image and I love what you have done with. Really love how you added the little touch to the back of the card. :-)

Unknown said...

I lurve this card Ikki - you are great at so many techniques!!! I have yet to try colouring with distress inks - yours looks great and I love the stamps too - saw her with these on C&C.

Paula x x x

Eileen said...

How beautiful...I love Clarity stamps too!! Eileen, because of you I have started my own blog!! It is called Eileen's Crafty Zone, it is a bit 'rough' unlike yours! but I want to say thanks ..I visit you every day ..my cuttlebug folders have been rescued from the dark drawer they were abandoned in!! Rock on!!
Eileen xxx

luizepootje said...

Hi, could you please explain to me what you mean by triple embossing, I do'nt understand (yes, I am blond)....

luizepootje said...

Hi, could you please explain to me what you mean by triple embossing, I do'nt understand (yes, I am blond)....

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Eileen, I love the triple embossing on the image and a great idea using the smaller images. See you soon

PepPop said...

Beautiful card. The image really stands out and carrying the black through to the inside and back of the card really sets it off. Jaqui x