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!
Hi from the warmth of my crafting room, and I'm staying put because it's still snowing!
I have been working on another of my secret projects for Elusive Designs, and whilst embossing a piece of decorative paper which was the only piece I had, and it matched perfectly with another paper, my Bug decided to break the surface leaving white rough bits here and there. Ruined? Drat! No! I found in desperation that by rubbing over the surface with a darker coloured ink, then adding clear embossing powder and heating......
I had a nicely embossed panel which added unintentional, unexpected, but welcome extra depth and texture.
The embossing folder is from Crafts 2 U and although only size A6, the pattern can be matched to embossed larger areas. The flower is my new Crealie die, which unfortunately does not show up too well in the picture because of the light catching the embossing.
The darker ink really brings out the embossing, and saved my frustration and project!
This is worth a try!
Thanks for dropping by, hope you're all coping with all this cold and snow.