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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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Thursday, 29 July 2010

It's Elusive Images again and Nestie dies

Although it's Tippy Thursday when I normally answer any questions and bring you tips, news and ideas, today I'm going to show you one of the cards that I submitted for the EIDT. This card is displayed on the Elusive Images Design Team Blog, along with other beautiful artwork from my new team mates, and although many may have seen this tutorial, many of my new readers may have missed it. So, with no more ado.....here it is.....


I think I have found my way in stamping!  This is what I like doing....

composing pictures with stamps on lovely paper.     

The stamps are from 2 sets of Elusive Image stamps: Daisy Butterflies and Eastern Grasses - absolutely great artwork giving perfect images. 

On DP from HOTP, I've overstamped the images in Adirondack Coffee ink to enhance the background. 
I made the topper with the same stamps and coloured the background with DI's and then triple embossed.

The insert....using a Nestie Label One and the same stamps


My finished card.....


 I have Andrea to thanks for her support and encouragement to stamp - when I met her 2 years ago I couldn't even stamp onto scrap card without smudges.  Thanks Andrea, I owe you!

 If you're a new reader to the Cupboard - perhaps from the Graphicus Guild or lover of Elusive Images, or the owner of a die cutting machine, I hope you've enjoyed your visit and that you will return as I've more projects following soon.  If you would like to follow my blog you will find the link on the sidebar, I'll be delighted to have you on board (pehaps I should say in the Cupboard?)  I'm happy to answer any of your queries on my work or help with any problems you may have with your Bug - just leave me a comment.

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20 comments:

Lynne K said...

Don't know about finding your way, Ikki, I'd say leading the way! This card is absolutely beautiful. I particularly like the insert, which could also be a card front, with a sentiment stamped in the middle. I've just bought the Eastern Grasses set but haven't used it yet. You've given me some wonderful inspiration here!

Paula Gale said...

Wow Ikki - this is a stunning card - you really are great at stamping - you are so talented - you could turn your hand to anything.

Paula x x x

Julia Dunnit said...

It's gorgeous Ikki, really a fab set of colours and papers and chosen images. If you have found your stamping 'flavour', the triple embossing must surely be your technique?

Chrissie said...

This is really lovely Eileen, I can see why you like doing it if this is the end result!
Chrissie

Christine said...

This is a gorgeous card Eileen, you certainly know how to stamp, love how you have incorporated nesties for your insert.
Beautiful colours and fab images
Christine xx

1jmass said...

Gorgeous work. I am loving seeing what you can do.

Do you happen to have a list of all of the cuttlebug folders? There are so many new ones, and I want to inventory my collection without reinventing the wheel, if possible.

Judith said...

Wow! this is so creative, really nice card.

tilly said...

you always come up with such great idea's, your stamping is perfect !
love your card
Tilly x

Sharon said...

Hi there Ikki, A big congrats on being selected by Elusive Images team! I was just wondering if they are just available in UK though? My Google search did not amount to any available down here in Australia.
Love this card too, colours are really beautiful, thank you!
Shaz in Oz.

Andrea, said...

congratulations on your DT post Eileen and very well deserved. I know you love your E I stamps and this is such a fab card, gorgeous colours. I'm still not making cards, maybe I'll start again soon!!
Hope to see you soon.
Andrea x

Andrea said...

stunning card x

craftimamma said...

Thanks for showing the card in more detail Ikki, as we couldn't see the inside on the EI blog and it is really beautiful.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

scrapcat 1 said...

I'm not surprised you were selected if this is the card you sent it's beautiful really really stunning.

Miranda said...

Hello Ikki, just took a peak at your blog, you make beautiful things and I've got some new ideas(using CB and scorpal) inspired by you! Thanks.....and this card is very beautiful, great color combi! Miranda

Stampersue said...

Hi Ikki

Another stunning card - it's wonderful. I love your ideas and I love visiting your site. I've just got two new Crafts 2 u embossing folders that you used earlier this week and can't wait to play with them this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stampersue

Stella said...

Hi Eileen
love this card and look forward to seeing your DT work.Thanks so much for youyr advice very much appreciated.Miss my times at Jayne's with Andrea and the gang don't you.Where are you going now for your classes if any ? Stella XX

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Eileen, Thank you for your lovely comment today.
Your card is stunning - love the colour scheme and the stamping on patterned paper - so effective and so beautiful.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

The Wife said...

Ikki, such beautiful and elegant cards as always.

Phree said...

Such a beautiful card ikki, I really enjoyed learning a bit more about how you made it.

cleggggg said...

I LOVE THIS!! Really, so sweet! I love stamping too, but I'm definitely not at your level yet!