Friday, 20 May 2011

Less is More - Embossing


The Less is More challenge this week is a one layer card using embossing.
This was my first attempt


I used white embossing powder with Hi-boss
I then used copics to colour the flowers leaving the fan just embossed
I then stamped the sentiment in timber brown going for the 'oldy worldy' look with the gorgeous swirly sentiment.


and this was my second attempt


I used an embossing pen to colour the flower heads & did it in 2 goes. 
I first used the pen to do the red embossing powder & heated it, 
then I used the pen again with the pink embossing powder 
& heated again hopefully giving depth to the flower head.


I coloured the leaves with copics
& then stamped the sentiment straight onto the card 
for the one layer challenge

16 comments:

Chrissie said...

These are simply fabulous Rachel!
Beautiful embossing!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jean Straw said...

The tulip card is fabulous, beautifully simple and elegant. Jean x

Mandi said...

Both cards are FAB Rachel, but, the second is perfect!
For me the sentiment is a little heavy for that gorgeous delicate white embossing
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Rachelxx said...

I agree Mandi & ruined a few attempts at the first one by trying to balance the card with images going upwards too ............ tried a few things!

Then moved on to the next idea & ended up much happier :-)

craftytrog said...

These are both so pretty Rachel! x

Sandra said...

Two beautiful cards.
sandra

mustavcoffee said...

Hey there Rachel, Gorgeous cards, love both, have fun :0) xxx

Diane said...

Gorgeous cards and I think they are perfect just as they are!!

Katina said...

Both of these are stunning Rachel! xx

Angelnorth said...

These look great Rachel, love the two colour tulips!

Susan said...

Two beautiful card! LOVE the pretty tulips on the second card!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

These are beautiful cards

Jenny said...

Just love those tulips, the colour is so intense.
Jenny :)

mamaluke said...

lovely, so pretty!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful cards

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

What a beautiful cards Rachel.
Fabulous embossing, so stylish an elegant.
Gr. Marja