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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, 15 November 2010

Spellbinders Octagon Nestabilities

I'm beginning to get my head round the fact that Christmas is not that far away and I need to start making a few cards.  I had this idea for a quick card to get me going......

I cut  2 dark green octagons from the largest scallop die and a smaller white plain octagon.   On one of the green scallops, I ramdomly stamped a few swirls and snowflakes in silver, covered with clear embossing powder the heated. 

On the other piece of dark green ( the back ) I did this....
made a line and folded.  Now the two pieces can be joined with a strong glue.

Next I embossed the white shape with the winter scene folder, and embossed the edge with an embossing pen instead of putting through the Bug again.  With  a touch of distress ink in bundle sage round the edge and a sentiment stamped in the same shade, all that was needed was  a bit of  glitter, a ribbon, a star, and a few foam pads.

The card stands up well and is certainly a quick make.
Thanks for dropping by, 


Elaine A said...

Ikki -

What a stunning card! You did a lovely job, this is just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Elaine Allen

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

This looks terrific, and what a great idea
Love Jenni

Merry said...

I really like this Eileen. I have the plain Octagons but don;t seem to use them often. Maybe I need the scalloped edge ones to back them.

Highland Monkey's said...

What a great idea for a card. Perfect.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card. Love the idea

Anne said...

Ikki what a great idea and such a gorgeous card.


Jackie said...

Superb card and I have those nesties too :o)
Jackie xx

Bea said...

Love the octagon card - has given me ideas for my own octagon dies -thankyou