Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

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!

Tuesday 31 January 2012

New stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Hi from a very cold North Staffs.   I know many of you  have been visiting the CBDT blog and I'm sure you've been impressed with the artwork displayed there.  Today I have another card to show you using stamps from Wisteria Lane (flower)  and The Rose Tree (butterfly)

This is a one layer card which I felt suited this silhouette stamp.  To achieve the band I used a low tack tape and a masking technique - first colouring the broader band and then replacing the tape top and bottom to get the narrow contrasting colours.  The distress inks used:   tumbled glass, crushed olive, bundled sage. I used a black pen to make the lines between the colours and this worked out well because although it's only one layer the lines added depth. The flower was also stamped in black again using a mask. 

I can see that the new stamps are going to be a firm favourite with many because they are so versatile and useful for so many occasions.

Take care and keep warm.


Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful card! I love the placement of the flowers. Not sure if I could have come up with that, but I love it!

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

Ikkie this is so beautiful, the design, layout and the stamps. Marvelous
Lovely greet Marja

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous card Ikki.- love what you've done with the banding.....gives it real dimension.

Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful card Ikki, and wonderful use of the black. One really gives the Illusion of layers, marvellous technique.

Sheree said...

Beautiful card Ikki! I love how you did the bands of colour..just lovely!

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the detail of those bands & the depth they add & especially the way that little blue bow really adds to the whole. That little butterfly is a beauty the way he is hovering.
Paula (PEP)

Crafty Loops said...

This card is gorgeous. Lee x

Clare said...

Hi, Ikki! Thanks for inviting me to your cupboard! I love Cuttlebugging too! Your card is beautiful!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful one layer card, love those beautiful stamps :o)
Jackie xx

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Ikki, this is a lovely card and do love the layout and silhouette, Shaz in oz.x

Aquarius said...

These fabulous new stamps are on my ever growing wish list. This is a lovely card.

Take care