Sunday, 9 February 2014

Dandelion dreams......

Another day, another one layer card to enter in the challenge over at "Less is More".  This is really unusual card for me because I've owned the stamps for less than a week!!  I usually buy stamps full of good intentions to use them immediately but I seldom do - these stamps from Clearly Besotted  were only released this week and I love them.  I could wait to have a go with them and now I'm really pleased I bought them.

I've tried another new (to me!) technique of embossing using a square cutting die to create an embossed square in the card adding texture to it.  I like the effect that it creates and how it adds to the one layer design.

Dandelion dreams ..


I used the following:

Clearly Besotted Stamp Set - Dandelion Dreams
Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge
Stampin Up Ink - Bravo Burgundy
Nestabilities Square Dies

Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. This is so lovely Elaine
    Margaret x

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  2. This is spectacular Elaine... Super job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  3. Stunning OL card, LOVE the embossed frame too. Beautifully done :) Hugs Bev x

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  4. This card is so soft and lovely! The embossed square really adds to it too - it's a great technique - bet you are glad you tried it! Hugs, Ann

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  5. Love the one layer card so simple and effective!
    The technique of embossing using a square cutting die to create an embossed square is new to me too where can I find out how to do it?

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments.
      The technique is all about replacing one of the cutting mats with a rubber/ silicon mat. I first saw it on Simon Says Stamp You Tube channel - the video was called Embossing with Dies and Masks. It also involved a bit of trial and error,

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  6. Love your card - great idea to emboss a frame and that stamp is lovely. Elaine x

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  7. beautiful card, love it!
    hugs,
    maria

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  8. Beautiful card, the embossed frame really sets it off.

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  9. Great card. Love the double embossed frame x

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  10. Fantastic card - love the embossed effect. Must give that a try!
    xx

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  11. love everything about your card must give that embossing ago what a good idea

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