Saturday, 14 May 2011

Butterflies Best Wishes One Layer card - Less Is More Week 15 Challenge

I checked the Less Is More challenge this morning to see it was to make a one layer card with embossing - dry or heat embossing.  One layer cards can be tricky little blighters 'cos there's nowhere to hide any imperfections, everything has to be spot on.  I'd like to say I got this card right first time but that would be telling a fib.  The first time I used a different sentiment which was too large and it didn't look balanced, on the second attempt I overheated the embossing powder.  So it was a case of third time lucky!

I started off by dry embossing the frame onto the card front and then I stamped the butterflies image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with detail silver embossing powder.  I wanted a dark ink for the sentiment but I decided against black but dark brown didn't seem a good choice either so I settled on SU! Night of Navy ink.  I then cut round part of the dry embossed design on the card front so my card is shaped.  I also punched the back inside of the card with a decorative corner punch.  The finishing touch to the card was to add some bling here and there.


Then I dry embossed a piece of white CS with a butterfly embossing folder, punched out a circle, mounted that on a larger Night of Navy circle and glued it to the envelope flap. I'm looking forward to checking out the other entries but it'll have to wait until tomorrow as we have friends coming round this evening for dinner. We'll be enjoying (if that's the right word!?) the complete and utter cheesiness that is the Eurovision Song Contest!



Supplies:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Utopiary clear set, sentiment from SU! Vintage Frames set
CS: Anita's white A6 card blank, white CS, SU! Night of Navy
Ink: VersaMark & SU! Night of Navy
Tools: Cuttlebug Flourished Frame & Jules Jewells embossing folders, Woodware decorative corner punch, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: Detail Silver embossing powder, rhinestones


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40 comments:

Rita said...

Beautiful card. Hugs Rita xx

Suzilou said...

WOW, WOW and another WOW, this is gorgeous, the enries for this challenge always blow me away, can't even decide what I am going to do this week, but again WOW :)

Zoechaos said...

Very clever idea and perfectly made, practice does indeed make perfect. XOXO Zoe

Debgem said...

What a beautiful embossed frame and I really like the way you've cut out just part of it! The embossed butterfly is fab!

Suze Bain said...

Ruth, this is such a pretty card, love how you've cut away the corner of the card, very effective. xx

Faith A said...

Stunning card, love the cutting out of the embossing

Carol said...

Great card ! Beautiful Butterfly !

Carol

Gibmiss said...

Hi Ruth
Gorgeous card i have that embossing folder it looks ...Stunning ...
Hugs
sylvie
xxxxx

Chrissie said...

I really like the cut out part of this card Ruth, it's very effective. Was there a particular reason why you didn't give the sentiment the same treatment as the image?
I love the butterfly touch on the envelope!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Simply a Bug Lover said...

Lovely card Ruth. I especialy like the cut cormer it gives it something extra. Sue x

Jo said...

This is a gorgeous card Ruth, I love how you've cut round the embossing. It's so elegant. Jo

Margaret said...

Cutting out around the embossed image has just made this card Ruth.
I must get my thinking cap on now to come up with something
Hugs
Margaret

Mandi said...

Pretty card Ruth
you must love WoW to do it again! lol
Super embossing, love the cut out, works great

Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

kelly said...

Oh Ruth, why are your cards all so fab?! Great idea to card some of the card front away!
Kelly xx

Kate said...

I love all of the detail on this card, fab shape and fab embossing.
Kate xx

Jan said...

Beautiful, I love the way you have cut it out xx Jan

Molecraft said...

Beautiful card, love the cut out section and nice touch with the envelope!
Helen x

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and the cut away section works just great

Kathyk

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - this is fantastic. I LOVE how you created the shaped edge. Inspiring.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Jess said...

I love the shaped card. this is a perfect card for me....

dutchstamptramp said...

How beautiful and stylish!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous, love the cut out. Carol x

Ang C said...

A gorgeous card - love the shape!

StampingStace said...

A beautiful card - great idea!
Stacex

Little Snippets said...

Just beautiful Ruth!

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, your card's really pretty I love the way you've trimmed off the corner to emphasis the embossed image, super:0) xxx

nicky said...

Very lovey and love the edge on the card
Nicky

Jaqi said...

So lovely! The cut away edge is brilliant!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Ruth. I love how you've cut the edge away. Sue.x

Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the cut away along the edge, very neat.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great idea to cut round the embossed pattern to shape your card. Love the little detail you added to your envelope too. Hope you enjoyed your Eurovision party! Vx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, love how you've trimmed the card
Beryl x

Susan said...

Ruth, I love the special touch you've given your card by trimming around the embossing! Fabulous card!

Lisa A. said...

this is beautful!! Love how you gave your card such a lovely look and feel by trimming the corner of the embossing...LOVELY:)!!

GoonerGirl said...

Stunning card I love how you hav cut round the embossing.. Chris x

Linby said...

This is so elegant. I love how you cut around part of the embossing really makes for a special card.
Linbyx

Lizy said...

This is just beautiful Ruth! I love everything about this card! :)
Lizy x

Dori said...

Gorgeous, love the way you have cut away part of the card, and the little decoration on the envelope makes it even more special. the recipient will be delighted I am sure.

Aileen said...

I like your embossing folder and the cut away edge gives added interest. x

Viv said...

Beautiful card, love how you cut away the embossing bit too :O) Viv xx