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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, 24 January 2011

Large Octagon Card using a Box-eazi Board and Octagon Nestabilities

Hi, I'm a little late posting today, I had a policelady call on me regarding my accident last year - and it threw me a bit and brought back some painful memories!

When Diamond Card Crafts donated an Eazi Scoreboard to the Cupbaord, Phyllis kindly send me their Eazi Box board to use. The board  has triangular, pentagonal, octagonal shapes together with straight lines, enabling you to make not only cards but boxes.  I like octagonal shapes and since there are no Grand octagon dies available, this was just what I needed to compliment my Nestie octagon dies and produce a larger card. 
There are 6 sizes on the board - from 2.1/4" to 8".
I started by cutting out templates and playing around with them  to see what you could achieve. 

and decided on an easel card using the 5.1/2" shape and it was easy! 

Unfortunately, owing to my visitor this morning, only the two largest shapes were taken from the board - in order to complete the card in a hurry, I used 3 Nesties dies, and think I need something (????) else on the front - perhaps a crealie flower would be right?!?!? 


Scrapcat 1 said...

Hope you have recovered from your visitor now. The card is lovely as is but a flower or two may enhance it a little :)

Christine B. said...

Lovely card , I could see it with some flowers too. Hugs x ChrisB

Aquarius said...

Clever use of a box board to make a card template - yes I think I flower would be a nice finishing touch to this card although it is very nice as it is.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm, Ikki, sorry to hear about your visit that is the trouble... when you have bad incidents like that the memories will be triggered off.. I actually like it the way it is,nbut am sure if you ant to you will find the perfect adornment!
Shaz In oz.x