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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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Monday, 21 June 2010

Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Labels One

My tutorial today is very different to my usual simple less is more style of card, and I hope you will like it.....

Materials used:
6 x 6 card
Nestie label 1
DP - Basic Grey
Various stamps and inks
Ribbon, wire, beads

I never realised I had a favourite crafting colour until I looked back on my recent cards and saw that Green in some shade or other was there!  Today is no exception.....
I have always loved papers from Basic Grey, this is from the Scrapbook Designer papers - just a green with blobs of peachy orange and black  lines.....perfect for stamping on!  The flower stamp is from Hero Arts called Flourish Bloom and the Dragonfly is by Stampendous and together with a Label One die and a few more dabs of distress inks, make a surprise when opening the card.

Using the same DP for the front of my card, I stamped the dragonfly and a border of swirls with Adirondack Raison and again added a bit more colour to the edges.   

Now I needed an embellishment...
I tried something new for me - a resist technique.  I first stamped the flower with a white acrylic dabber (the border is the same stamp).  When dry I completely covered the tag with various colours of DI's then rubbed  the ink off to show the pattern.  All I needed then was a touch of the raison colour by way of the dragonfly and a sentiment, a light misting of water and a few splodges of glitter glue (which you canot see - drat!) to finish  my tag.

I made a tassel from satin ribbon

a curl of wire and beads and.....
my card was finished. 

I enjoyed trying the resist technique and stamping on decorative paper.  It's taken me a long time to pluck up the courage to change some of my crafting habits, but now I've started, doubt I'll stop!


11 comments:

chrissy xx said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love everything about it.

Jackie said...

Wonderful creation Ikki, I love stamping on such papers myself :o)
Jackie xx

Glennis said...

Love the way this has turned out, the colours are gorgeous

Diane Marsh said...

Love it...I never thought of fraying the end of the ribbon like that either!

Nessie said...

The card is really nice and the green is beautiful. But I have to admit, I liked you clean white cards better, because you see these kinds of cards less often. But that is just my personal taste.

scrapcat 1 said...

beautiful work as always Ikki.

Eileen said...

Love it all!! Just my sort of colours ...keep looking at it time & time again...that ribbon tassel is sooooo cool...fab work xx

kay said...

beautiful card and i love your tag technique,x

Julie said...

Eileen,Thanks for visiting my little blog, I'd love you to add my tutorial to your followers gallery as you suggested,I've become a follower now though I must admit that I've stopped by so often that I didn't realise that I wasn't a follower. Let me know when you've added me and I'll link my blog visitors back to you. Many thanks,Julie.x

Shoshi said...

This is just great, Ikki. I love the resist technique. I am hoping to try it with clear embossing powder, ironed under a piece of paper to melt it away when the inking is finished. The acrylic paint is probably quicker. It would be interesting to compare.

I'm in the process of uploading a 3-pt video to Youtube (and ultimately to my blog) about the various crafting equipment etc. that I've got. I've given you a credit on the last one! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and practical instruction.

Shoshi said...

Hi, Ikki - thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! Nice to see you on there.

Hopefully I will manage to get the new videos on my blog today but we've got to go out later and I've got quite a bit of other stuff to do.

Have a lovely day today and may the inspiration keep flowing!