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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, 12 April 2010

Cuttlebug Border Folders

My tutorial this morning is based on a freebie from a friend...



I just love this image but, sorry before anyone asks, I forgotten the maker! 

When I get something new, I'm like a child....I want to play....colouring the image was not a problem, nor chosing the background paper (for a change), it was how to maintain my resolve that this blog would always show or use some aspect of the Cuttlebug, die-cutting and embossing????  I'd no embossing folder that was suitable or that reflected the flower pattern on the image.  The image did not lend itself to any die shape, but after searching through my folders I came across these....

border folders.  I wonder how many of you like me have put them at the back of the cupboard?  Did you use them once, trice or never?
So, here's my  image coloured with Promarkers and DI's mounted on card coloured with DI's and embossed with the border. I have never used border folders this way, and also this gives me the opportunity to point any new Cuttlers that are having difficulties with the folders making lines, to a tutorial I did on this subject last year and which may have got shoved to the back of the cupboard like my folders!
To finish my card I stamped a swirl pattern on the already swirly paper - add a ribbon - and a few flowers...
 and here it is completed!

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15 comments:

kay said...

ikki,this is gorgeous,x

Max said...

Beautiful card.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Paula Gale said...

Wow - Ikki - this really is a lovely card - thanks for the inspiration and tutorial... using my bug is getting easier - not back to full strength but only two weeks ago i didn't have the strenght to pick it up with my good side, let alone try and use it... will be looking to add to my collection with border dies and embossing folders... thank you.

Paula x x x

scrapcat 1 said...

as always I'm left amazed at what you do, thank you for the tutorials and inspiration

Tracy

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor Ikki, blimmin gorgeous. Please squeeze your memory for the stamp maker! And thanks too for being a cutlebug geek - love that.

Eileen said...

Beautiful......Lady of the rose garden...Lavinia stamps.. xxx

Kathy said...

It's lovely. I've got a set of those embossing borders and must confess to not using them much - maybe you've just inspired me to drag them out again!

Hunnybunnycards said...

Absolutely gorgeous Eileen!! Love what you have done with this stamp, the colours and the embossing really bring out the beauty of this lovely lady.

Barbaraxx

Merry said...

Oh wow Eileen...this is stunning. So much fun going through the photos as you created this card...thanks for the time taken.

Once I used my borders.lol Must dig them out.

Chrissie said...

Another triumph! Love it!
Chrissie

Noreen said...

Great card & how true - like many, I forget to use my borders - must try harder should be on my report lol xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This is stunning Eileen. Such a beautiful image and the CB embossed border compliments it perfectly.
Hope you are well.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

sundownerin said...

this is gorgeous!!
the colours and the embossing !!

much fun going through the photos!

thank you and have a nice day

arnold77 said...

Gorgeous card Ikki - I too have that stamp (bought unlabeled from a bargain bin) so I was pleased to find that someone knew what it was!
Sandra

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Eileen, love this image. I was hoping to come down this Saturday but I think we will be going to a museum with the boys. Have a good Wednesday