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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, 11 May 2010

Tuesday Thoughts - How do you make the same stamp from Elusive Images look different?

I have praised before stamps from Elusive Images I love them!  A lot!! but how do you make silhouette stamps look different?  After all if you want to get good value from your buy, you need to do this!

My first card: Using a stamp from the Eastern Grasses plate coloured with DI's and then embossed once to give a pitted glossy finish.
When mounted on white hammer card with a wire and bead curl and embossed sentiment.....   
I have a plain, simple style, but classic card - always a favour of mine!    BUT, as you know I always post cards in the Cupboard that have an embossed or die cutting feature so to put this right......

my second card.    I could only achieve a little bit of cuttling here - one of the corners from the Vintage CB die set.  But, what a dramatic statement that little die cut makes!

then with DP from HOTP, cream leather effect card and different coloured inks.
  Quite a different look from the same stamp.

I think my Tuesday thoughts turned out okay thanks to these beautiful stamps and I still have 7 more stamps on the plate to go at! Thanks Glenda I think I made a very good buy, and no postage and sale prices as well until the end of May!  Think you will be busy!!


Jackie said...

I should never be surprised by your exteme talent, but WOW is all I can say about these :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this - two beautiful cards from a very versatile stamp plate. Can't wait to see what you do with the other stamps on the plate.


Lynne K said...

I've just bought this set too. Too good to miss in the sale. Your cards are both absolutely beautiful, but I confess to liking the first one best. I love its simple elegance.

Loraine Arderne said...

Wow! these are gorgeous!

Max said...

They are both stunning cards - I can't choose a favourite. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas yet again.


tracy said...

both versions of the same stamp are great, but i have to admit i particularly like the first card, thanks for showing these, sometimes get stuck in how to make the same image look different.
t xxx

ISA said...

A nice work, i prefere the first