Saturday, 9 January 2016

Starting the year with a flourish

Week 258 at Less is More is One Layer time again and this time the theme is to use a Flourish!
This card uses stamps from Happy Little Stampers (the script stamps) and Stamplorations (the flourishes).
I embossed the rectangle with a Spellbinders die and the stamped within the masked area. All the stamping was heat embossed with either clear (the black) or white embossing powder.
Here I masked off the left hand panel with Post it notes and stamped the flourish stamps from Stamplorations using Versamark. I then sprinkled a variety of embossing powders over the ink (without shaking off the excess between additions). I used a glitter gold, a platinum  and a deep blue. It's a bit of a wasteful way of using powders as once mixed they are pretty useless and have to be thrown away, but if you have a colour that you're not particularly keen on, you can mix it with other colours and get some extra mileage from it.
This is also for the SIMPLE challenge at CASology

21 comments:

  1. Wow your Kraft card is stunning - I love the idea of heat embossing the stamping it makes the images so clear and well defined, just brilliant! I love the second card too and need more coloured embossing powders to try out this technique.
    Elaine

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  2. 2 fantastic card Chrissie and loving all your clever embossing. So striking and elegant. Sarah x

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  3. two fantastic cards, love how you have used the Happy Little Stampers stamp in your first card, and a gorgeous panel in your second xxx

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  4. great cards Chrissie - really love the second one - such a neat idea for embossing!

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  5. These both look gorgeous - love the texture created by the embossing and overstamping on the kraft card and that combination of embossing powders is inspired!

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  6. FABBYlicious - my particular fave is the glittery gold/platinum/deep blue - gorgeous

    Kathyk

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  7. Love these two Chrissie......the Kraft with its embossed panel...and then the white embossing...great contrast. Love the glitter idea on the second one too!

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  8. Both designs are totally stunning as usual Chrissie. What a creative force you are! Well, great minds think alike (not that mine is great) but I had no idea we had both made cards in same colour scheme until I popped on here. Ha ha, it is good to be back. Sharon xx

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  9. both cards are super but i am particularly partial to your kraft card one. that is just stunning. with regards to the mixed embossing powders, i wouldn't throw them away but keep them in a separate container. they will give a distressed look when used as a mixture. hope that makes sense, xx

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  10. Two smashing cards Chrissie xx Jan

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  11. Wow! Chrissie these are beautiful cards, the first one deserves a frame! The border card is so elegant, love it.
    Val x

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  12. Goregous cards, Chrissie! Thanks do much for joining as at the CASology challenge this week!

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  13. These are both super, I love your mixed embossing powders, stunning effect x

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  14. Chrissie, I love that mix of embossing powders! I'll have to try that (and I'm OK letting some go after its done...well worth it in my mind!). Such a pretty border to your CAS card. Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  15. It is good that I didn't look at your blog before...├žause I know see that my LIM card has the same lay out as your second inspirationcard... Love how you mixed the EP; something to remember and do again... Have a good week, Gerrina

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  16. I love both cards, so very elegant. Smart tip about the EP too, thanks. I have some that doesn't melt very well and this might be wrth a try.

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  17. Stunning cards, both of them, Chrissie! I also love that tip about mixing embossing powders. It gives such an extraordinary effect! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  18. Two fantastic cards. I really like the black and white against the kraft card.

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  19. Fab cards both of them Chrissie, can't choose a fav this time ;) Viv xx

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  20. I loved the first card on the LIM site and then I saw the second card! Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you've mixed the embossing powders x

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  21. I always enjoy popping by your blog and seeing your fabulous cards...such inspiration. I think the first card is so clever and very creative and loving the colour combination. Clever technique on the second card. x

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Thanks,
Chrissie