Sunday, 1 May 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

Week 13 over at the Less is More Challenge and this week it's a lucky dip with the theme 'Thank You' or 'Congratulations'.

My original idea was to mount two hearts onto a gold embossed panel but it was too fussy, so after quite a bit of time playing around with the layout, this is the end result.  I suppose I could have been even more CAS and stamped the sentiment straight onto the card but it's done now and I need to get back out into the sunshine!


The heart stamp has been stamped with versamark twice on white card and twice on kraft card, then embossed in gold.  I then softened the brown kraft card with distress ink.

Heart Stamp - Inkadinkado 'Friendship'
Sentiment - Papermania
Versamark with Gold EP
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Kraft & white cardstock

Hope you're all having a great holiday weekend.

Happy Crafting
Suze x

56 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, it's gorgeous, love the embossed hearts:0) xxx

Margaret said...

Love it Suze, so elegant
Margarte x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Super dooper ! Those hearts are amazing , fab embossing very striking card.

Marie

Chrissie said...

This looks lovely, but I agree with your own critique that the sentiment would have looked better stamped directly onto the card... the mounting makes the sentiment a little too heavy and a little too large... but it's still fab, I love those hearts.
Thanks for your continued support.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Sunshine ROCKS! and so does this card

Kathyk

jackid said...

card is stunning love the way it looks
Jacki xx

Zoƫ said...

Such pretty hearts and embossing is just perfect. Zx

Aileen said...

Love the hearts Suz and your embossing. I may need to do more of that!

Loving the sunshine too. I was outside colouring an image with my copics and ended up a bit coloured myself - red! xx

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card I love the heart stamp..Chris xx

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous XOXO Zoe

massofhair said...

Stunning and clever card. Fab placing of the hearts and such rich colours. Fantastic:-)

Deb said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing, enjoy that sunshine!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A beautiful, elegant card Suze. Love the gold embossing on the hearts - so classy!
HUgs, Sylvia xx

Susan said...

Suze, I LOVE the elegance of the hearts. I agree with you that the sentiment would have looked better stamped directly on the card...but I would probably have messed that up! LOL! A smaller sentiment might have been good too!

Sally H said...

Fab card! I love it. the colours are great

Mandi said...

Completely agree about the sentiment
those hearts look FAB
Continued thanks
Diva LIM
Less is More

Rosemary said...

a lovely card! the embossed hearts are so pretty!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous - I love your row of embossed hearts Suze! I do think you're right about the sentiment.

Pauline said...

Lovely card, the embossed hearts are so simple but very effective!

Stamps and Paper said...

A very stylish card....love the embossed hearts

Anne

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I really like this card and all the embossing.
Hugs, Sandra

Linby said...

What a lovely idea, I like the way it picks up different details on each heart.
Linbyx

Jo said...

Gorgeous card, fab embossing. Jo x

Netty said...

Beautiful card, Annette x

craftattack said...

Wow, this a is a great card, love it. Valerie

Posh Tags & Tickets said...

Stunning card so simple and so elegant
Thank you for the inspiration
Love Posh x

Jenny said...

Love the layered hearts and the edge to edge design is great:)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card Suze. Very elegant.
Lynne xxx

Kasey said...

I just love the way you've layered the hearts across the card, very elegant. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz. PS thank you for your comments on my wedding card.

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card, the hearts are so lovely.
jenjoy x

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Ruth said...

Really beautiful, Ruth :)

Suzi B said...

Lovely card :)

Babs said...

love the embossed hearts they have made a perfect card...

Babs x

fatmonica said...

That's a lovely card.Love the hearts.

Rita said...

Silly me Suze, I decided to click on the number and up it came. Your card is super stunning. and your blog is a hug inspiration to me too. Hugs Rita xx

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card Suze, love the embossed hearts

Carol said...

beautiful card, lovely hearts !
LG Carol

Crafty Cat said...

so gorgeous! Love it!

Kathleen said...

Great card and I can't blame you for wanting to get back outside into the sun, as goodness knows how long it will last.

Kath x

pickle said...

A stunner for sure. love the texture from the hearts

Diane J said...

Great card, just love it xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Love those hearts, such a delicate design and colours are perfect too :-)
Hugs xx

nicky said...

Love the hearts and thanks for the comment on my blog.
Nicky

Sarah said...

Hello Suze, such a stylish card. Love the gold embossing. Been good weather here too, if a bit chilly in the wind. Thanks for the comment on my blog, it is appreciated. Sarah

Gina said...

Lovely hearts Suze. I agree about the sentiment.
Hugs,
Gina x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Elegant and sweet all the same!!!

Suzi B said...

Hi I'm a bit late getting round to everyone.. why did I say that? I never manage to get to everyone! lol
This card is lovely so elegant.
Sue x

Lynn said...

Love the embossed hearts - I would not have thought of putting Kraft and white, but it works :-) Lynn x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Suze

Stunning card I love it. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog too.

Tina
X

Sue said...

Love it Suze. Great colour combination - they work so well together. Sue.x

Rachelxx said...

Stunning card - those hearts are yummy :-)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I think these hearts look gorgeous, and I love the way you have them running of the edge of the card.
Caroline xxx

Maureen said...

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

Ciara said...

You have to make the most of that sunshine when you can! Love the colours in your card.

Oops, I'm very late - it's nearly time for the next challenge!