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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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Friday, 18 June 2010

Impressabilities - Episode 4

Before I reveal my latest success with the Impressabilitie die, I thought I should show you this card made by my Cuttlebug mate Chrissie.

Chrissie has used to great effect a method of embossing call Letterpressing where you ink the stencil and then emboss it. 
Pop over to Chrissie's and view the work of a very talented crafter and since it's Friday and Followers Gallery time, I'm real pleased to put this card in my gallery.  Thanks Chrissie. 

If you would like to see more of this technique check out this link:  http://stamptv.ning.com/video/letterpress-with

TIP:   Dye (Momento/Adirondack) inks are waterbased and easier to clean from the stencil. It also dries straight away on your card, with pigment ink you will need to wait for it to dry on your image before you can use it. 

Final episode tomorrow......think you have all be patient enough!


Diane said...

Lovely card by Chrissie, I would like to check out her blog...but the link takes me back to the dashboard!?!

ikki said...

Sorry Diane, don't know what I did? But, it's okay now, ikki

chrissy xx said...

Will pop over to have a lot. BUT! Will be back tomorrow for the final episode.

Unknown said...

Hi! Don't know if you watch Create and Craft tv/Ideal World (?!!) but Once Upon A Stamp have introduced a new style "tan mat" which is thicker and cuts out the need for shims. They even embossed a piece of copy paper with it! Hope this helps! Regards Anne

Max said...

Beautiful card by Chrissie and thanks for the tip about which ink to use.

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