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!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Craft Too you and Joy Craft Butterfly dies

Hi again, two in one day!  Think this is a first!!

Here are my new butterfly dies: 

The large blue die is by Marianne Designs - Creatables
The pink set of three are by Joy Crafts

I have cut and embossed the JC dies using a printed vellum.  You need to place a piece of scrap paper over the vellem as this give a crisp cut.  After embossing, I left the cut in the die and rubbed an ink pad over to show off the design.  The dies all have a  different pattern and you can see the sizes now they are cut.

This is the Marianne die.  Much bigger!  When cutting this die, I again used  vellum, but instead of scrap paper I used a DP, so getting 2 flutterbys!  Layered this is how they look.     I have been told that some of the Wizard machines don't like it, but the Bug (well my Bug) does!  I love this lacey look  - you could use it to make an aperture card and place a patterned paper inside in the same way as my tutorial card on Monday.  Think I'll have to have a go at this!  Edit:  Tried this - it didn't work, but I managed to do something with the cut out.  (See above post).

The sandwich :  A / C / die cut side up / vellum and DP / B

Enjoy your day.


maggie said...

beautiful diecuts

chrissy xx said...

Oh! These are really a 'must have' Just one thing to a new user. What is 'DP' me must be a little thick!
p.s. Two posts in one day ~ your Mojo tooo has been on hols and is just raring to go.

Christine said...

Ooooooooooooooooooh!!! Ikki, I am drooling over these two fabulous dies. Just have to have them. They look gorgeous cut out using vellum
Thanks for sharing
Christine xxx

Merry said...

Oh Eileen I have another version of that butterfly from Creatables....they are so pretty. I haven't actually used it on a card yet. Thanks for the tip on cutting vellum. I think I will bed trying this real soon.

Unknown said...

Ikki, I love coming here and being inspired by your wonderful ideas.I am new to Cuttlebug and need all the advice and clues I can get.
Kind Regards,

erasercarver said...

Hi ikki, thanks so much for dropping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in the future. Cheers! Carrie

Shoshi said...

These are beautiful, Ikki. Thanks for the tip on cutting vellum, too.

Am LOVING your new look blog! Really cool!!!


Scrapcat 1 said...

love the new look to the blog, those dies are divine so pretty and delicate.

Chrissie said...

Eileen, these are absolutely fabulous! I really, really love them, the colours are SO delicate, I really love those smaller butterflies.
Beautiful tags!