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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, 25 May 2010

Cuttlebug - Vintage Corners

Goodness - the weather folks got it right, there is a change in the weather today!  Here in North Staffs it's chilly and windy too,  just the day to have the porch door adjusted.  Hope it's not a big job!

I have been thinking !?!?!??!(sometimes I do this more than actually doing anything!)  My thoughts were "what have I got that I have not or hardly used?"   In my stash of dies I have this....

die from Provocraft    -  CB Vintage Corners set.
I have used two of the corners many times and good they are too, but this one - never...... 


but now I have!

After cutting the die with the sandwich   A / B / Card / Die cut side down / B  (Don't use the C plate - it will break).  I coloured the white card with three distress inks and then embossed with extra thick embossing powder.  I've found that if you use this thicker powder you get a better result  if you emboss from underneath - not soooo much flies round the room!

I'm really pleased with my enamel looking embellishment    -    now all I need to do is think again on how to use it!  Watch this space.....

4 comments:

Nessie said...

Hi Ikki,
It's me again from Scotland. I have to agree, I have the same set of dies and always used just the real corner ones. But one day, I used the one you used today and still could not find a way to use iton my cards. So I cut it diagonally and used it as very attractive corners - and with one cut you have 2 die cuts. They look also quite nice as photo corners.
Warmest wishes,
Nessie

kay said...

love your enamel effect,x

Jackie said...

Brilliant Ikki. You've made me think about the dies I have rarely or never used so now methinks I will have to have a look :o)
Jackie xx

Paula Gale said...

ooh - great embellishment - the self made ones are so satisfying...

You changed the look of your blog since I last blog hopped (last week) - I like it... think I might do mine...

Paula x x x