Saturday, 14 May 2011

LIM 15 - OLC with embossing

I managed to have a quick play this morning and came up with this card for this week's Less is More challenge.


I stamped flowers from Elusive Images Big Flowers stamp set in versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I masked, restamped and embossed again to build up the border. 5mm wide masking tape (available from Chocolate Baroque) was used to create the white stripe and wider masking tape to get the outer sharp edge. After all of the masking tape was in place, I inked with Spun Sugar distress ink and then used Worn Lipstick to darken the edges. Finally, I stamped the sentiment with Spun Sugar distress ink.

I was quite pleased that this turned out more or less as I had planned, with one exception. When I scored the fold line I slipped with the folding tool and left a mark on the front of the card near the bottom. Luckily I hadn't yet stamped the sentiment so I just cut off the bottom and hey presto, a square card. All it needed was a bit of Worn Lipstick DI to darken the bottom edge and it was fine.

Off now to post my link and check out some of the other entries.

Gina x

27 comments:

  1. I just love that border Gina, it's so pretty!
    What a super card!
    Thanks so much once again!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. Beautiful card Gina, the border is gorgeous. Hugs Rita xx

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  3. Great embossing Gina and a great idea with the masking tape. Fab. x

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  4. This is just gorgeous - I love the soft, delicate look to the border and the sweet sentiment.

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  5. Absolutely fabulous card. That border is so pretty.
    Lynne xxx

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  6. Excellent card! Well done for "saving" it from the mistake!

    Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

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  7. Very pretty card; love the soft pink and the border is gorgeous! xx

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  8. Lovely card, well done.
    Maureen......x

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  9. Lovely card a lot of careful work great results. XOXO Zoe

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  10. That's a FAB border Gina
    Love baby pink, the spun sugar shade is FAB
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is more

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  11. This is a lovely card Gina. You've used a really pretty stamp and I love the colour. Jo

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  12. Such a pretty delicate card. Well done on the rescue.
    Linbyx

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  13. what a lovely border, and such a pretty pink

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  14. A lovely delicate looking card

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  15. Hi there, lovely and pretty in pink, love the border, great card:0) xxx

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  16. Gina, I've never figured out how to double emboss...but I love the look! FAB card!

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  17. Gorgeous card I just love it.. Chris x

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  18. Fabulous card, Gina! I love the beautiful soft colouring :)
    Beth. xxx

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  19. Very pretty, love the masking and embossing. x

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  20. So pretty, love the pale pink shades. That's a very pretty floral panel and great embossing.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  21. Lovely card Gina and well done for 'rescuing' it! xx

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  22. Really pretty, loving the pink too :O) Viv xx

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  23. fabulous embossing technique and such a pretty card too.
    Love
    Victoria
    x

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