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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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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Less is More - Challenge Week 6

Another very challenging challenge from the Chrissie amd Mandi at Less is More - these girls certainly make you think out of the box, and now they have gone "off the edge"

This is my interpretation.....
The stamps are from Elusive Images
Brocade Backgrounds (UA4SP0239)
Birthday Words (UA5GW0257)

I have stamped the image on white slightly textured cardstock, partly off the page in Black Archival ink and heat embossed with clear EP.
To get the sentiment in the right place I have used a stamp position.

I have to say that despite my reservations of stamping straight onto the card - I love the effect!
Thanks LIM for pushing me!

34 comments:

Valerie said...

Such an elegant card Ikki, love the monochrome look!
Val x

Stamps and Paper said...

Ikki was a stunning card, black and white always looks so elegant.

ANne

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card, so elegant. The sentiment is beautiful. Jo x

starcyl said...

I love these stamps and I too like the effect of stamping straight onto the card, just a case of being brave.
Jenny x

Rita said...

Ikki, I love what you've done ,it makes a very elegany card. The sentiment is beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Laura said...

Beautiful card! The black & white is so stunning and elegant and those are beautiful stamps.

Kathyk said...

It DOES take a leap of faith to stamp directly on to your precious card doesn't it? but well worth the effort as this is super

Kathyk

Viv said...

So classy Eileen, wouldn't expect anything less from you though.I love it :O) Viv xx

Jose said...

Gorgeous card Ikki, I too love black and white... you asked me to email you, but I cant find your email address, and am unable to reply to your comment.
Jose x

Judith said...

Gorgeous card,very elegant.

Mandi said...

Just fabulous Ikki
The slightly broken effect of stamping onto the hammer card looks FAB
I love it with the font of the sentiment
Just adorable
Thank you for all your encouragement
mandi
"Less is More"

Janette said...

Fabulous effect, really like these cards.xx

Aquarius said...

A very elegant card using those lovely stamps. Definitely a scary one this week stamping direct onto a card

Scrapcat 1 said...

such an elegant card I love the clean and simple look

ding said...

Fabulous card! the image works so well for off the page!
Diane x

Susie Sugar said...

Simply striking darling
the Black & White looks so classy together
Hugs Susie xx

Susan said...

ikki...I LOVE the elegance of the black and white...so pretty!

Cheryl Winget said...

This card is really lovely - I think the desigtn would be perfect as a wedding card, too, especially since so many brides now use black as main color or as a color accent. Terrific work!

Chrissie said...

Fab card Eileen... piece of cake for a star crafter like you. You won't even blink at direct stamping next time!
Just super!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Beryl K said...

Very elegant card
Beryl x

Jan said...

Gorgous card Ikki xx Jan

Faith A said...

Such an elegant card, love it

Sasha said...

Elegant card! Beautifully stamped!

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp, so elegant.
jenjoy x

Meggymay said...

Stunning card, love black and white.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow I love this distinctive black and white look and off the card really works here, Eileen.
Oh, and also the new signature of "Ikki 2011" on it, just noticed it... you may have been using it all year but just stood out with this card and love the look of that too.. being into calligraphy such things are great... simplicity in itself great style, as always!!
Shaz in Oz.x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this elegant style of card. The image is gorgeous and your sentiment perfectly positioned.

seamom said...

Very, very nice! Quite elegant, I think.

Aileen said...

It is scary stamping straight onto the card but this looks like you had no trouble at all. Very elegant card. x

Lynne said...

Oh Ikki this is fantastic. I love that stamp and you`ve done a brilliant job with it.
Lynne xxx

Fiona said...

Very elegant and a fantastic stamp by EI.

Michelle said...

very good card love the mono theme xx

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous card Ikki, image is beautiful.

JoJo said...

Ikki, another fabulous creation! I love simple cards and black and white/creme look fab together. You have such great stamps from Elusive Images...are they still available? I think you posted that they had to close and then re-opened under a new name. I wonder if they still have some of these old stamps available for sale and how I would contact them.

Joanne from Canada