Saturday, 14 May 2011

Less is More - One Layer Card - Embossing

What a roller coaster of a couple of days we've had!
Blogger wobbling and then falling off the edge, I haven't really known if I was coming or going! Let's hope that this week will be better!
My lovely friend Mandi had to come to the mainland today and so we had chance to have lunch together, it was lovely to see her again so soon after the last time, albeit briefly.
Here is my card for the challenge at "Less is More" this week, which is for a one layer card using some form of embossing.
I decided to stamp the images with SU ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. The trees and frame are from Artemio, the bird from Inkylicious and the sentiment  from Hero Arts.
Do look on the "Less is More" blog for more details of how I got to this final process.
A friend asked me to make some chair backs for her as they've just bought some new furniture... I ought to try and do it before we have lunch with them on Sunday... maybe later today!

56 comments:

  1. Chrissie - this is lovely, I really like the soft colours and the lovely glossy effect witht the embossing. The trees have some texture too! Fabulous!!

    PS - You guys must have been pulling your hair out when Blogger fell over! Thanks for a super challenge!

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  2. Beautiful card Chrissie, I love the idea of two different colours of embossing.
    jenjoy x

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  3. Lovely card Chrissie:) I think I may have been a victim of Blogger last week:( Cant see my card anymore:( Hey ho!! Another week another challenge:)

    Good luck with the chair backs!!
    love
    michelle x

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  4. Great card Chrissie thank you for visiting my blog and all your wonderful tips. I really apreciate it xx Jan

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  5. Thanks for another great card, off to get my thinking cap on.

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  6. Another fab card Chrissie! You always offer so much inspirations to us LIMettes! Thank you and thanks for your comments too :)
    Lizy x

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  7. So glad blogger was back in time for LIM :)
    Love your card Chrissie, its really stylish and clever how you made it.
    Jenny x

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  8. Hi Chrissie, Yes Blogger going down was a shame, I lost three lovely comments through it but could still visit their blogs through the link in the email, so not too much loss. Love your card, as always so original and inspiring with helpful tips for us to learn from. Thank you for all your work giving us LIM I am addicted now. Sue x

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  9. This card is so beautiful!!! Great balance and colourcombination!! You asked about the text on my card...it´s handwritten! :)

    Hugs
    Birgit/Biggan

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  10. Love what you ve done , and the shade of green si lovely.
    Nicky

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  11. I was ready to get on the phone and start shouting at the blogger blokes if they hadn't got it fixed in time for today's challenge....

    Great card and brilliant tips as always. I'm onto my third attempt but nothing worthy of posting so far, the embossing powders aren't playing ball!

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  12. Wow - three different companies' stamps and you have pulled them together beautifully"

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  13. Another great card again Chrissie, still thinking about mine:O) Viv xx

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  14. Thanks so much for the embossing tips - with all the comments you have to do I really appreciate the time you take to answer questions. I'll try the talc technique and see how it goes. Thanks everso.
    Tara x

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  15. Chrissie, your card is amazing. Hugs Rita xx

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  16. Beautiful card Chrissie, thanks for the tip on creating the embossed frame. x

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  17. I think this card is just fabulous!The embossing and images are perfect.

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  18. This is a FAB card. I love the muted colours and tree stamps are a fave of mine anyway! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  19. I love this little scene! So pretty! I am working on mine in my head....no ideas yet, lol! I have been loving the challenges that you and Mandi have been presenting us with! Wonderful! :0)

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  20. Another very elegant card the two tones work beautifully together. XOXO Zoe

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  21. This is so gorgeous, I love the 2 different ink colours and a fabulous stamp too :)
    Kelly.x

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  22. A stunning card Chrissie. the two tone embossing is beautiful. Sarah x

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  23. I really LOVE the trees coming out of that stamped frame!!! WOW!

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  24. This is a lovely card Chrissie, I do love cards with trees on. Here's hoping for a better blogging week. Jo x

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  25. Wonderful example - love it !

    Carol

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  26. Another great card Chrissie. The folder I used was from C&C - my friend went mad and ordered all four sets each comprising 3 folders and has let me use them first!
    Linbyx

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  27. Another very simple card but sooooooooooo elegant Chrissie... well done!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  28. Beautiful card and fab another fab challenge!
    Helen x

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  29. What a beautiful card Chrissie. The image really makes an impact. Lorraine x

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  30. Hi hun
    a gorgeous card, i luv the trees,hope you will be back this way when i am home so i can meet ya, sue,x

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  31. Gorgeous card! The white card looks so crisp, definitely has more impact and that bird is just the right size, your card is perfectly balanced!

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  32. This creation is so beautiful Chrissie... I love the design and subtle colors. Less is definitely more on this one!

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  33. Hi Chrissie, I love your beautiful CAS card, just perfect for this weeks challenge. I'm glad blogger got his act together before LIM on Sat but I did notice there was a bit of a wobble first thing, LOL Another great challenge Thank you:0) xxx

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  34. Hello Chrissie,

    your card is so stylish, onto white paper the trees really seem to pop out of the card.
    Thanx for the inspiration.

    Hugs,

    Lins

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  35. hope you got your chair backs done in time for your guests today! Lovely card, and a great challenge yet again - thank you x

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  36. lovely card. in answer to your question, my card was done with DRY embossed lines.
    all the best
    Joanne

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  37. Lovely card, understated and perfect CAS - love it!
    Stacex

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  38. Lovely Chrissie. It has a really calm feel to it & the embossing is perfect, xx

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  39. Beautiful card Chrissie, thanks for the tips to get this lovely effect
    Beryl x

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  40. Chrissie, I love the why your card turned out! I love the trees embossed...and how the frame meets up with the trees! Awesome card this week!

    Thanks so much for always visiting my blog and for your nice comments! I truly appreciate it!

    Susan

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  41. Beautiful card, Thank you for all your advice on my cards, I think I am getting there now :O)... Chris xx

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  42. It's a lovely card Chrissie, I also always appreciate the trouble you take to describe how you arrive at your finished cards, it teaches us lots!!

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  43. Hi Chrissie, such an elegant card. You and Mandi provide such brilliant inspiration. Thank you. Sarah

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  44. Fabulous creation Chrissie, love it

    thanks again for another fabby challenge!

    Ali x

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  45. Perfect !! simple and very stylish ! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  46. Hi Chrissie, a simple but elegant card. I tried to buy that stamp but it was out of stock. Now I have seen it inked and embossed I really must try to own it. Lynn x

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  47. This is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for showing how you made it on LIM... lovely and elegant:)!!

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  48. Oh blogger really blogged me off last week, managed to get a staggering 103 comments for last weeks challenge white on white and was so elated and then blogger decided it wanted to reclaim some of my comments sniff sniff never mind 98 comments will do me fine !!!> Thank you so much for inspiring me with your beautiful work, am amazed at your wonderful warm community who have welcomed me a new crafter with open arms. Thank you so much

    Marie

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  49. Super card, love the layout. Thanks for showing us how you did it. Carol x

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  50. Great card Chrissie. Love the stamps and colours you've used. Thanks for your suggestion on my card... I'm wondering if I should have used brown ink for the sentiment, but I don't think I've got brown pearls to bring it all together - oh well, there's always next week lol! Lisa x

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  51. Another great challenge and inspiration from you two lovely Ladies, are you sure you are not Sisters, I get so confused by the 2 of you.
    Great card, love the dual embossing.
    Can't believe 15 weeks have gone by.

    Kath x

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  52. A great card. Love the two different colours of embossing, works really well. Sue.x

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  53. Beautiful - love the way you've embossed in the two colours...really effective!
    Helen x

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  54. Great card! Thank you for sharing the embossing ~ I love how it framed around your trees -Karen

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie