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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, 5 December 2011

Using your borders in a different way

Once I make a start on Chrissie cards I find all sorts of things that have been packed away since last year and my mind goes into overdrive thinking I must use these this year?!?!?  
Many of my bits and bobs I like, so I 'm making a big effort to add them to cards.  Bet many of you have just such a stash!  Another thing, I just do not want to buy any more stamps or dies at the moment because I have other beady things that I want to spend my cash on.  BUT, how to make the old look like something different and new!?!!??  There's one way to make a border - can you guess which border die I used?
This is the die.   It's a Nestie borderabilitie.  It cuts on one side only and then you have the option to emboss the pattern.
But I've made it into something different.  To make the shape I cut two strips of paper from straight edges, turned them round and fastened them with tape, then added a strip of ribbon over the join.  Different and it gave some creative satisfaction! AND, I used some old embellishments, old paper stash from Basic Grey, ribbon that's been in the box for at least three years. 

Now what else can I use?????  
Back soon, happy crafting,


Aquarius said...

Lovely card and a great tip to use the 'negative' of borders for a change. Look forward to seeing some beady things on your blog

Unknown said...

Super card, Mary x

Crafty Loops said...

Fantastic tip and beautiful card. Lee x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Mmm very cunning Ikki great card too as well as reusing things in a new way! Shaz in oz.x

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

I love the idea, Kitty, and I have a couple of the Borderabilities I've still not used, this has given me a germ of an idea, thank you.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW Ikki this is gorgeous. Love the layout and color. Beautiful the flowers with gold on the background.
Lovely greet