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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!

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!


Monday, 17 January 2011

Temporary halt to crafting!

As I mentioned the other day, my desk is in need of some TLC......

so crafting is somewhat limited today and I cannot finish my intended project - hopefully tomorrow all will be back in place!

It's time for a tidy up, not to mention having to hoover out the drawers for bits of sawdust! 

In the meantime I thought I show you  a card that I did recently for EIDT that features getting more use from your scoreboard  ......

How's this for a nice dress! Stamped in black and embossed then colours with various green distress inks.


My lady making a grand entrance down a panelled staircase.

The rolled back effect was achieved by first making a diagonal cut plus an extra 1.1/2" to the front of the card. Then with the right  side facing upmost, I scored several lines very close together, leaving a wider section near the edge unscored.  This looks wrong because the embossed lines are on the wrong side, but it is actually right!  On the first score line, turn back the lines and make a good crease.   Next I added a foam strip for padding (the depth of this depends on the effect you want to achieve) along the lines and on the unscored section added double sided tape.  Stick the lined panel down.  I was aiming for this to appear as a bannister, so to complete I added more lines and some stamped and embossed swirls. 

Hope this makes sense, if not shout!!!!!   I think I might do a tutorial base card when I have my desk back, but until then enjoy your day and thanks for dropping by.  



By the way my draw for a scoreboard is still open - check it out in the post immediately below.

13 comments:

Marg said...

What a lovely card - very effective, in different colours could be used for a wedding.

Angie said...

Gorgeous card - this is so elegant I love the dress and the panelling on the staircase is brilliant. Look forward to a tutorial for this if you do one!!!

Aquarius said...

Hope you soon get your tidying finished.
What a clever idea this is and I think I see what you mean but will have to try it to be sure.

Scrapcat 1 said...

Oh my this is stunning, love the way you created the staircase and the dress is divine. Hope your desk is better soon :)

Anj said...

a beautiful card - v unsual and elegant - I love it! x x

Christine B. said...

Hi, love your card and what a brilliant idea. A really pretty card. Thanks for all your inspiration. Hugs x ChrisB

Sally H said...

This is amazing, ikki! A tutorial would be great, please!

Julie said...

WOW!!! what a classy card,the dress looks beautiful! Although you featured one of my cards on Friday,my "bug" hadn't been out since Christmas,you inspired me to get it out and get crafty,boy it felt good! Hope you get to craft soon,Julie.x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

oo! I do love this card Ikki, I love the way you think outside the square with this very clever idea of the lady down the stairs, it works very well!
Shaz in Oz.xx

sh3ri3 said...

That card is stunning! x

Paula Gale said...

WOW oh WOW... this is a stunning card - and i completely understand how you get the effect and how you've acheived it... your hard work with this card has definately paid off! Fab! I'm so happy that you found your mojo...

What a boody mess your desk is in eh! Hope its back together soon so you can do some more stunning cards... the grand lady look seems to be the in thing at the moment - and its clear why!

hugs and love

Paula x x x

canonburycreations said...

What a beautiful card, I love the effect you achieved using the scoreboard to make the staircase :)

PepPop said...

Truly beautiful card!!! Stunning!! Jaqui x