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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, 9 August 2010

Elusive Images and Joy Craft Corners

Another day, another card.....this one was a commissioned card for a lady celebrating her 90th Birthday. 
I have used this stamp from Elusive Images Floral Spray (link on side bar)  before as an A6 card, but this time I needed an A5 card.

Again I stamped the image straight on the card with distress ink (Forest Moss) and dragged the ink in on a few of the leaves, but
instead of the scored lines, used the corner borders from Joy Crafts
On a second stamping of the image, I cut away some of the leaves, coloured the flowers with Promarkers and triple embossed, added to image with foam pads

and the finished card....

Unfortunately the last two pictures are not showing the true colours, but I delivered the card yesterday before I looked at the pictures!  I don't like the bottom die, it's too heavy, but having stuck it on, on it had to stay!

Off now to play, that's after putting the washing out - back soon to show you some more lovely stamps.


Julia Dunnit said...

Oh beautiful Ikki - how brave you are - after all these years I'm still a baby about stamping straight onto the card face!

Scrapcat 1 said...

I like the diecut on the bottom I think it finishes it off, what a beautiful image and you make it look so classy, looking forward to seeing the new stamps

Merry said...

I think the card is beautiful and think the bottom die finishes the card nicely.

CathyC said...

another beautiful card!
love reading your blog, it is so inspirational ;-)

Phree said...

Gorgeous card ikki, made with one of my all time favorite Elusive Images stamps. Lovely colouring and I like the layerd image, beautifully cut out from the second stamping.

Jackie said...

Oh wow Ikki, this is so beautiful and I don't think the bottom die is too heavy at all :o)
Jackie xx

Toni said...

Once again Ikki, such a beautiful card. It looks as though you have printed your text straight on to the card. I think I have asked this before but do you use a software programme for this or do yiu use Word / Works from the computer. I would like to do this myself but not been brave enough yet. Any tips or advice would be very useful.
Thanks again,

Val said...

This is beautiful - I cannot remember the last time I stamped straight on to the card face because I made such a mess of it. I love the way you have layered the flowers and leaves.

craftimamma said...

Totally stunning card Ikki. That image is just beautiful and those border are lovely. They are new to me and you've really piqued my interest.

Lesley Xx