Saturday, 14 May 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

Fingers crossed there's no blogger hiccups today. Gee, I was forced to spend some time doing housework yesterday with blogger being down, mind you that means my house is (relatively) clean & tidy, so I can blog & craft most of the day!

It's Week 15 over at the Less is More Challenge, and this week it's 'One Layer Card - Embossing'.  On the one hand this challenge is a bit easier for me (looking back, there's only 3 weeks that I haven't embossed!) however, I felt that I needed to try something I hadn't done before.

I decided to use my fab new stamp from Stampin Up and to create a partially embossed 'frame' around it (the part I haven't done before).  Well as you can imagine it took a fair bit of trial and error (I won't bore you with the details) and in my final attempt below, the image is not properly centered inside the frame (and that was using my stamp-a-ma-jig!).


Stampin Up "Wedding Wheels"
Versafine Black Ink & Black EP
Oval Nestie
Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder

Have a great week everyone and fingers crossed Mr Blogger behaves himself!

Suze x

64 comments:

Chrissie said...

Great embossing Suze. Partial embossing can be a minefield, but you have done it brilliantly! It sets off the image perfectly!
Thanks so much for a super card...folks will want to know how you did it you know!!!
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

craftattack said...

Great card Sue, love your embossing! It looks soooooooooo elegant, and then with that funny image in a the centre - fantastic! Hugs, Valerie

Zoƫ said...

Super card for the challenge Suze and yes Chrissie's right we do want to know how you achieved it so well! Zx

Rita said...

Beautiful embossing Suze, makes a fantastic card. Hugs Rita xx

Loli said...

Hello Suze,i'm happy to see you in my blog.
FANTASTIC CARD!!!! i love your stamp is beautiful!!! and your embossing is wonderful, good work.
A hug from palma Island

Margaret said...

This is GORGEOUS Suze! Thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely comments you always leave
Margaret x x

Aileen said...

I think you've done this brilliantly. How did you do it? Hee Hee. Love the image in the middle. x

Debgem said...

Such a beautiful elegant card - the embossing folder is fab! And I really like image - can see this as a wedding card!

Gina said...

Beautiful card Suze. The partial embossing looks really good and that stamp is perfect.
Gina x

Lynne said...

Fabulous card. Not being very technical I think anyone who can do partial embossing is a genious lol. So there you are... you are a genious.
Lynne xxx

Sandra said...

Oh this is brillant, never done partial embossing, very clever

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Looks perfect to me! I think it's FAB.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What an elegant and classy card Suze - the partial embossing is fabulous, and I love the SU image.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous effect would not change a thing. XOXO Zoe

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What a beautiful card!! I have never tried partial embossing. I must have a go. I love the bride and groom stamp too.
Siobhan

Faith A said...

Lovely card

Little Snippets said...

Fabulous card Suze! the embossing sets the image off perfectly - I am dying to know how you did the partial embossing though...! Sarah x

Rosemary said...

fantastic card, suze! love the partial embossing!

Craftilicious said...

FANTASTIC CARD!!! Do tell us how you did it - would love to try that technique but don't even know how to start!

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Suze, perfect in fact!
Am shocked you resorted to housework lol
We don;t want to many of those days so we!!
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Carol said...

Beautiful card !!!

Carol

Dori said...

What a lovely card, looks kind of tricky so well done! xx

Jo said...

This is a beautiful and stylish card Suze. I'm sure the embossing must have taken quite some time to do, but it was well worth it. Jo

Linda said...

All these new techniques (well new to me!). Partial embossing?? Tis a mystery to me how you've done this but I'd love to know!! Fabulous image too! I've used that a lot recently! Great card. TFS (but share more :-) )

Heather T said...

Great card; I love the black and white and the 'wedding frame' for the very cute image.

Kathyk said...

Fab card, elegant yet fun!

Kathyk

Molecraft said...

Fabulous, would love to know how you did it too!
Helen x

Linby said...

Ooh this is the second card I have seen with partial embossing -I cheated because my folder was like that. Must have a go at figuring how to do this.
Your card is beautiful. Love the black against the embossed white.
Linbyx

StampingStace said...

I absolutely love this card!

Karen said...

This is just fantastic x

Ang C said...

A fantastic card

Ruth M said...

Lovely, that is such a great image and looks perfect with the partial embossing!

Carol said...

Super card and the embossing looks fab. Carol x

nicky said...

Truley stunning
Nicky

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Holy Moly!!! Your card is fabulous!!!!!!!!!! I would LOVE you to bore me with those details. How did you use the embossing forder and get the nestie part to not be embossed inside the oval?????? What a fabulous creation!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Suze, love this card. The embossing is brilliant and I love the silhouette, perfect:0) xxx

Liz, said...

Beautiful and well worth the effort,

Liz x

Marlena M. said...

This is such a great image. The card is lovely!

Sally H said...

Oh wow! This is just stunning! I must find a tutorial so I can have a go at this partial embossing - not a clue how to do it!

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card
Beryl x

Vicky Hayes said...

I saw the card you made for your previous post using this stamp and loved it but this one is even more gorgeous! Very clever partial embossing! Vx

weewiccababe said...

you are totally rocking the Less is More thing
fabulous card Suze
Debz
xx

Susan said...

Suze...looks like we were thinking alike this week! I used the same type of embossing...and I love how it turned out! Your's is beautiful...and I'm loving that stamped image!

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card.. Chris xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful embossing and it sets of that silhouette perfectly.
Caroline xxx

Jenny said...

The image really looks great in the embossed frame, love it :)
Jenny x

Princess4Wiz said...

Oh my world! What stunning embossing. From someone who is terrified of embossing this is heaven :)
Beth. xxx

butlersabroad said...

Love that stamp, so funny. Great card too. Stamping inside a frame is really hard, I contemplated putting a scored frame around my image but there's always the risk I might screw it up so I chickened out! Thanks for stopping by already.

Hugs
Brenda

Lisa A. said...

Wonderful wedding card!! Love the embossed frame...your image fits into and goes perfectly with it:)!!

kingstonmama said...

Great card. I've never tried partial embossing. It looks tricky! I love that image - how fun!

Sarah said...

Hi Suze, what an elegant card. Please bore me!How did you keep the embossing out of the frame? Thanks for your advice on my blog - I will try it and see if I can get it to work. Sarah

Cali said...

I admire your craftsmanship (is that the right word?) I don't know how to only partially emboss a card as you did. it's really beautiful!
http://thecraftycat.over-blog.com

choupynette said...

mmm I think I recognize this stamp! ;) It's lovely. And i'm truly amazed at your technique! what's your secret??

Kathleen said...

Two great cards can't decide which is my fav, but the stamp does look great on both cards.
THanks for your comments

Kath x

Linny said...

Great cards, loved yours from last week too. Linda x

My name is Wynneth said...

This is fabulous Suze, such a stunning effect with the contrast between the embossing and the image.
hugs
wynneth
x

Viv said...

Great card well done, not easy partial embossing is it, you did a great job :O) Viv xx

Wishcraft said...

Wow how beautiful! Your embossing is fabulous - so clever! Love the stamp too :o) Lisa x

Pink Sunshine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I am so glad I have found you, as I love your craft style. Looking froward to visiting more often.
Sally. x

fatmonica said...

Fabulous card.What a great stamp!

Victoria said...

stunning card Suze, love it. Shame on you doing housework whilst blogger was down - perfect excuse to craft lol!
Hugs
Victoria
x

sasa said...

a fabulous image and great embossing! Love the silhouette...
Thanks for sharing,
Sarah at 183

Sue said...

A fab card Suze. Love the embossed frame and the silhouette stamp. Sue.x

Paula said...

a delightful CAS card!