Monday, May 16, 2011

Less is More Embossing

I made this card for Less is More blog challenge found HERE...the challenge, to use EMBOSSING:
I stamped both the image and sentiment with stazon black and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I colored the butterflies with 2 retired SU markers and dotted with silver pearls.  The ribbon was added because I goofed on stamping the image, and underneath the knot of the ribbon it is bare...the stamp skipped leaving the stem lines on the paper, so I covered the mistake with the ribbon.  This was my umteenth try at this card (the others were too dark, too light, smudged, crooked), so a ribbon was the only choice for my card.  I know we are to keep embellishments to a minimum...hope I didn't overdo:)!!


This card was meant for OLW, but after I completed the card, realized that we were asked to use 2 colors of ink on a card for a New House.  I only used black...which isn't really a color, and definitely not two colors, so decided to put it up with my other, as it is totally embossed.  I used a stamp by Hero Arts, stamped with stazon black and clear embossed with a couple words to form a sentiment from a PTI set.  I got the idea, being this was the only home sentiment I could come up with, to stamp on gray paper to resemble night.  I then took my SU blender pen and dipped it in bleach and colored the windows with bleach...making them look like the windows are lit up...."Welcome Home".    I added the SU cream ribbon to tie in to the windows and ground the houses.

I thank you for looking, what fun!!!

Things I used:
Stamps: Inkadinkado, A Muse Hand Scripted,  #2 Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink Wreath for All Seasons
Paper: Papertrey Ink white, SU gray
Ink: stazon black, taken with teal and bermuda bay markers
Extras: clear embossing powder, silver dots, ribbon from Michael's, #2 stamp positioner, clear embossing powder, bleach and blender pen, SU cream ribbon
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26 comments:

  1. Love the colour and silver pearls on your thank you card (you should've kept quite about the ribbon - we'd never have known, Lol!). Great use of bleaching on the house windows, that's something I haven't tried yet. Two lovely cards. x

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  2. Great cards - lovely and really CAS !

    Carol

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  3. Delightful! I like both but esp. the first one!
    Sue :)

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  4. Love your LIM card but liking the new house card a lot too - I recently acquired that same Hero Arts stamp . . . must get it inky!

    Kathyk

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  5. These are both lovely cards. I love the colour you've used on the first one. Jo

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  6. Both your cards are really lovely. The colours of your LIM one caught my eye - love it!

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  7. 2 Beautiful cards, 1st one is my Fav love the colour and the ribbon finishes it perfectly.. Chris xx

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  8. Hello there, Fabulous cards, classy and brilliant, love them both and don't want to choose a favourite LOL :0) xxx

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  9. Beautiful cards. I love the image on the first one and the turquoise and black combo. The ribbon is perfect!

    Your row of houses turned out beautifully, and I think lighting up the windows of one house is brilliant! Warm and welcoming.

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  10. Great to see you at "Less is More and see these two fab cards, I'm all for adapting cards to save binning something which if perfect except for one tiny part!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  11. Two smashing cards, the first one is so pretty and the second just says what it has to say with fuss very clever. XOXO Zoe

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  12. Fabulous cards ,but I love the first one. Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. Both lovely cards, first is my fav.
    jenjoy x

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  14. Two beautiful cards, but the first one is my favourite - stunning!
    Beryl x

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  15. Both cards are striking
    Love the first
    Thank you very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  16. Gorgeous cards! - I love the delicate flourish and butterflies...super :) Sarah x

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  17. Two fabulous cards Lisa, I love the beautiful flourish stamp on the first card and I love the one lit up house on your second card, such a clever idea :)
    Jenny x

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  18. The cards look gorgeous!!

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  19. What a beautiful embossed card, Lisa! I don't think the ribbon is too much! It's really pretty on this card!

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  20. Two lovely cards, the first is so elegant and the second so striking. Sarah

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  21. Love both your cards. so clean and simple but very stunning. sue x

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  22. Lovely cards, the first one is my fav too :O)M Viv xx

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  23. Wow-two great cards! Love the perfect layout on the first one and the second one is too much fun-I love the lights you did! (and "bleached" should count as a color, right?).

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  24. Lisa, I LOVE both of these cards! The first one is just so soft and elegant...the ribbon was a great accent! The bleach on the second one was pure genius!! Love that look!

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  25. Lovely cards. The first one is simply stunning!
    Stacex

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  26. Two super cards. I thought your ribbon on the first was intentional, it goes so well. Like the lights in the window of your house card. x

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa