Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

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!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Nestabilities - Big Scallop Squares make corners

Need a quick but interesting card? 

This stamp from Elusive Images called Tulip Script suit the task well.  I used Promarkers to colour the image and distress inks to colour the background, then added 1 layer of embossing powder.  The corners are actually two big scallop squares.  Job done! 


Penni said...

Very clever !!!


Max said...

Another simple idea which is very effective.
After reading your tutorial for extending Nellie Snellen rectangle dies, I had a go myself and it was so easy. Here's the link Click Here
Thank you for sharing your ideas so freely - you help to make my stash so much more versatile.

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Max said...

Hi again Eileen,
Would love to be featured again in your gallery ... if that's allowed of course. Have been a follower for a long time now and regularly pop by to check out your latest creations and tutorials, although don't always leave a message (shame on me!)
Love your fold back card idea too and may have to have a play with my border punches - will let you know how successful - or not - I am LOL!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Scrapcat 1 said...

So clean and elegant, thanks for a great idea!

Annie said...

Hi Eileen.
You left a message on my blog about being featured on your blog - oh my that would be such an honour. i've added myself to your follower, but can't understand why I wasn't there already cause I do follow you. LIke Max I'm a bit lazy on the commenting side though.
This is the link to the card you liked...
and this is the first version I did in vellum quite a long time ago but I thought you might like to see the black and white contrast.
Reading my post for that date I must have seen someone else do it somewhere so it's not totally original, but then what is - all ideas travel round and round. We would be very poor crafters if we didn't share.
Thanks for making my day by admiring my card.
Ann xxx

chrissy xx said...

You really are a great help, the things you show on your site, Wow!
Keep it up ~ What looks hard is really quite simple ~once you have shown us how!!!!! xx

Unknown said...

Ikki - this is a really great idea to make a quick card interesting.

Brill and inspired as usual.

Paula x x x