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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, 11 April 2011

Nestabilities Pendant and Border dies - Chocolate Baroque Doodle Stamps

Monday does seem to come round quicklythese days!  Today for my tutorial I thought I would show you another of my DT cards, this time using one of the new Doodle stamps......
Materials used:
A4 sage green card, extra sage green, dark green and white card, decorative paper
Nestabilies Pendant and Border die: Spades
Nestabilies: Classic Squares, and Oval
CB: Doodle Rose
Creative Expression Mask : Ivy
Distress inks, Marvy la Plume pens, ribbon

Method:  Centre score and fold A4  sage green card.
With large square die emboss onto the card using the sandwich I gave you a couple of weeks ago.  - you will the recipe on my embossing page.   Or you could use a magnetic mat - you will find info and examples on how to do this in the label section on my sidebar under Magnetic mats.
Cut the second smaller coloured square and emboss with a mask or folder.
Cut and emboss the Pendant die from decorative paper.
Cut and emboss the border from the same card as the base card. (I left the cutouts in place and secured with tape).
Cut an oval from white card - colour the stamp with Marvy la Plume pens and then stamp - emboss with the mask and colour with DI's.
Assemble, threading the ribbon through the pendant and fix on the back of the square.

Hope you're still with me this take some explaining!   And,  that you are tempted to try the embossing - yet another way of using your dies -  and all your dies can be used this way!  It may sound difficult but it's really easy - trust me I'm a Cuttlebug crafter (lol).


Aquarius said...

Another great card with that stamp set. Thanks for the explanation - I think I've followed it but time will tell when I have a go!!

Gill H said...

Another lovely card Ikki. Quite involved but nothing too difficult once you know how it's done. Gill x

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful and love the bright colour for the rose.

Hugs Ali x

Suzi B said...

This is so stylish and rich looking I need to play with my bug more often :)
Sue B

Jolanda said...

Your card is very pretty - I love the doodle rose stamp :)

Crazicards Crafty Blog said...

I just love the way you have stamped then embossed this doodle rose. It's lovely :O) Angela x

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you've left the cutouts in the border die - ti really enhances the stamped image with the similarity in style; can't quite explain but it's utterly effective.
Paula (PEP)

Lynne said...

I love the design of this card. I think the border in the same colour on the left hand side works really well x

Suzi B said...

this is such a clever card... My Bug doesn't get half as much use as it should...

Karen said...

Another lovely card Ikki - love these new CB stamps......... my collection is growing by the day!!! lol Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.


Karen x