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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Less is More # 15 Embossing

Hi All!

Phew! What a relief bloggers got it`s act together. I thought withdrawal symptoms were going to kick in.

This weeks challenge on Less is More  
is Embossing. Either heat or dry, so I`ve gone with both.
Actually it`s more of a dry deboss but I like the effect.
This is my second card, the first one went in the bin.
Originally I wanted gold on cream but I`ve run out of Detail gold EP and the plain stuff went bobbly so I wasn`t a happy bunny.
I had a rake around in my card box and found this deep blue card with sparkly bits in it that I got from PaperMill before it closed. It`s quite hard to describe the effect as it`s not glittered, it has a sort of mineral look about it.
Anyway I really like it, I just didn`t know what I would use it for but I do now lol.
I debossed the rectangle using a nestie.
The stamp is from My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus set, stamped in clear ink and embossed with detail silver.
The `Dad` is using letters from Waltzing Mouse Victorian Alphabet also embossed in Silver EP.

I don`t think this will be my only submission this week as I have lots of ideas but  time is my enemy at the moment. I`m still up to my eyes in wedding invitations. All the day ones are done, now I have 200 evening ones to do. It`s a bit like a production line in my dining room at the moment lol.

While I remember, can I apologise to all the entrants to last weeks LiM that I didn`t get around to. Busy, busy, busy all week and when I finally got the chance to chill, blogger played up. Sorry.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. I had a good old zoom in for this one Lynne and it's You're the second person today to use this set of stamps, I really must sweep off the cobwebs, because I really love them! (They're on my top shelf where the tickling stick doesn't quite reach!)
    Thanks so much for this one and we'll look forward to the next!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  2. Wow sounds like a big wedding, but glad you found time for this it's a stunner. Zx

  3. Hello Lynne, so elegant card for a man, i love it.
    good luck with your "wedding".
    A hug from Palma and take care Lynne

  4. A super card Lynne (looks black on the blog but I bet the blue is gorgeous). xx

  5. Hi Lynne, fab card again. I made one very similar...well it's tiny and black and has one image on it and a sentiment but I don't like mine or my first attempt either...oh dear! Still doing wedding stuff too,it never ends does it !!! :O) Viv xx

  6. Sorry didn't realise your card was deep blue and not black!

  7. I think the detail silver works really well on the leaf and sentiment - it's a fab card!

    Good luck with the wedding invites!

  8. Hi Lynne,
    I had some of this card too and it's perfect for what you've done. The silver embossing is fab with the 'mineral' bits. Brilliant! xx

  9. Brilliantly done Lynne. I'm in wedding card design mode at the minute - I keep coming up with designs and then realising how hard it would be to make hundreds of them....

  10. Very elegant Lynne. Good luck with the wedding stuff.

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

  11. Lynne I love it, I used that set, I love the way you have framed the leaf.
    jenjoy x

  12. It's beautiful Lynne, really striking, and a brilliant male card. Have a lovely (but it sound very busy!) weekend. Vx

  13. Stunning card and very classy. Hugs Rita xx

  14. Stunning card imagine in the flesh it is quite breathtaking. XOXO Zoe

  15. A great card, love the frame

  16. A very elegant, classy card - love it. Carol x

  17. Super card Lynne
    That dark card looks smashing with the gold
    Wasn't it frustrating yesterday Chrissie and I were on tender hooks for today!
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  18. Lovely Dad card :0) i think we both went with a similar embossed frame. I hope you like make the day special, Emily works really hard to get fabulous stamps and her service is just tops.
    Kate x

  19. This is a beautiful card Lynne, very elegant. Jo

  20. neat father's day or dad card...

  21. Very effective Lynne and great for a dad card. Keep going on the production line - better you than me LOL!
    Lynn x

  22. Hi Lynne, perfect elegant card for a chap, love navy and the debossing is simply perfect:0) xxx

  23. This is gorgeous, Lynne. I had forgotten all about that stamp set. I'll have to get them out again soon

  24. Lynne, this is very elegant...and so perfectly masculine! Kudos to you for getting the heat embossing right! I can never get it done right!

  25. Beautiful card very striking.. Chris xx

  26. Brilliant card, Lynne :)
    Beth. xxx

  27. Very dynamic card love the black base , perfect.


  28. This makes a lovely Dad card. Love the silver leaf. x

  29. Love this one too the dark colour sets off the embossing I think
    Jacki xx

  30. A really elegant card Lynne. Sue.x

  31. beautiful card Lynne. I love the silver embossing against the dark card, look fab


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