Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Less is More 14, part 2 ...

... I think I can be called a LIMette - I keep coming back to the challenge!!  This morning I posted two versions of the same card for the White on White challenge that Chrissie and Mandi have set us this week. 

But while I was in my craft room I came across a new embossing folder that I got a while ago (last year) and it was still in its packaging.  So I decided it was time to play with it.  I found some plain white card from my stash and cut it down to make an A6 card.  I then placed this in my embossing folder and ran it through my "bug"!!  I'm very lucky to have both the Grand Calibur and a Cuttlebug - but I always tend to use my "bug" for small bits of cutting or embossing. 

The embossing is really deep on this card - I should, perhaps, have used a slightly thicker card.  However, I like the effect and decided to add some shimmer to the whole card.  So out came my Cosmic Shimmer mist - pearl white!!  It's lovely!!  I then decided to make a sentiment to go with the image - out came my Spellbinder dies and Waltzingmouse stamps.  I stamped a very subtle background to the sentiment, added the greeting and a white embossed border.  The final touch - a charm to go with the theme.  So here's the card - and I'm delighted with it!!




I opted for a musical theme - for a "note" card!!  Sorry, couldn't resist :))  And I'm really pleased with the photo on this card - you can see the shimmer and the depth of embossing.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds, Say it with Style, Very Vintage Labels No 10
Inks:  Versamark; Memento - London Fog, Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders:  Labels 10 (S5-022) Die #2
Accessories:  Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl; Music Charm; Embossing powder; Card from stash; Crafts Too - Musical Notes

And that's all for now - I've been naughty today - no housework, but lots of reading!!!  Busy getting through another Stephen King novel - Bag of Bones!  It's good.  I hope to get into my craft room again later this evening!  Take care for now.

34 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Debroah your music one is a lovely idea..

Anne

Kathyk said...

This turned out FAB and personally loving the guitar embellie

Kathyk

Rita said...

Fantastic card Deborah. I have that folder and would never have thought of that. Great Idea, one to remeber too. Hugs Rita xxx

jimlynn said...

Very pretty, elegant looking card.
Lynn

Susan said...

Deborah...how cute is this! LOVE that musical embossing folder!!

Carol said...

A great idea and a lovely card. Carol x

Chrissie said...

Musical backgrounds are perfect for the Just a note cards aren't they!
This embossing is really deep, it must be good quality card not to have torn!
Looks like you had a bunch of fun with this one!
Super!
Thanks again.
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey deb! it has been forever since i've been here and i do apologize! omword! is this ever gorgeous! wow!

good to see you.

hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

do check me out, my store and
Glitterbabe@Stitchy Bear

Caroline Hallett said...

great theme for your card, lovely embossing, and worked really well

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Deborah
That's a super EF. Crafts Too have bought out some FAB designs
Thank you!
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Viv said...

Such a great card again Deborah, love the musical theme and that charm just sets it off nicely too :O) Viv xx

Tracy Johnson said...

Love the musical theme. Elegant but current card, very nice.

Liz, said...

This is really cool. love it!

liz x

Jenny said...

This is superb Deborah, I like the play on 'note'. You make me feel better that you find unopened stash from months ago...I've done that too :)
Jenny x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fab card and love the musical theme, such great embossing too.

Marie

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! wow Deborah this is so effective. Love the cute little charm too.

Donna x

pink latte said...

I love deep embossing and shimmery!

ps. thanks so much for visiting my blog)))

Lana

craftattack said...

This is a real fun card, love it!

Valerie said...

Great card Deborah love the music theme!
Val x

Ang C said...

A fantastic card - love it!

Jen W. said...

Love the depth of the embossing and also the sparkle. Gorgeous! :)

Kasey said...

Hi Deborah, this is really quite effective letting the embossed background do all the work. I have that folder, I must drag it out and use it soon. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

GinaA said...

Great Idea, Great Execution, Great Card

JeNjOy said...

Great card, lovely embossing.
jenjoy x

Paula said...

Super - & ever so good for those masculine cards that we all need. the white is very stylish here but there's a good hint of the trendy teenager too - very useful.
Paula (PEP)

Suzilou said...

WOW love that embossing folder!! What a fab card, went and had a quick peek at your other entry as well which is also very lovely :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, It's fabulous, love the play on words and a great card, have fun :0) xxx

Aileen said...

Super folder matching your sentiment. Yes you are definitely a Limette!! x

Craftilicious said...

another fab card - that's a great folder. the calibre is my next big thing on my wish list - how do you find it?

Sarah said...

So many lovely WoW cards, took me ages to decide which is my personal favourite and I'm still dithering! I think I might have to pick this one, just stunning! So glad other people find 'new' things in their stash - I'm always doing that! Sarah

nicky said...

Lovey card very stunning.
Nicky

Faith A said...

oooooaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, love this, a great card, love the guitar as a charm,

Stella said...

Woohoo!!!!! Deb this is a masterpiece. Fabulous! Yes you are definitely a LIMette :)
And I love to look at your stunning creations.

Sounds you had a great day. I wish I could let go of the housework and laundry...but I can't make cards when my house is a mess. So I always clean up first and after that I create another mess myself :)

XX

Sally H said...

This is fabulous, as are the previous ones using the waltzing mouse stamps. I have only recently discovered these stamps. Aren't they gorgeous?

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