Saturday 20 February 2016

Simply texture ...

Wet and windy ... a good excuse to spend the afternoon crafting!  After much faffing around and a touch of procrastination I managed to waste quite a bit of card, ink and glue before creating one very simple card!

I stamped and heat embossed the flower onto some vellum before colour on the reverse with Zig markers.  I cut and embossed a small panel of card which I then machine stitched onto the base before popping the flower up on foam adhesive to add dimension.  I haven't added a sentiment at the moment as I'm not sure what occasion I might use it for.

I have quite a few embossing folders which rarely come out of the cupboard!  I usually leave them well alone but the challenge at "Less is More" this week is to create a design incorporating texture - so out of the cupboard they came but which one to use!!  I can safely say that I have enough pieces of embossed card to last me quite a while.

I used:
UNIKO Pure Florals: Gerbera
Versamark Ink
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
White detail Embossing Powder
Diamond stitch embossing folder (make unknown)

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" Week 264 Add Texture
Stamping Sensations February Challenge - Anything Goes



  1. Fab card! You made me laugh about the embossing... it sounds very familiar! Love the effect you've achieved. Great job!

  2. That gerbera looks fabulous coloured on vellum! The stitching and embossing add great texture - like you, I rarely get the embossing folders out but I may do so for this week's challenge :)

  3. Just fabulous and in my fave colour too!


  4. I like the way you popped this flower and love the vellum!!

  5. Such a delightful card. You should get those embossing folders out more often becaus you have made a beautiful card with them.
    Sharon xx

  6. A really striking card with the gorgeous vibrant bloom, many thanks for joining our February theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Beautiful what you did with the flower. Great card.
    thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  8. The flower looks stunning. I think you should get out your embossing folders more often, you use them brilliantly. Cara x

  9. This is beautiful. Love your stunning flower.

  10. Your post made me laugh as you described my card making process to a T, that happens every time I make a card lol. I adore this the flower is beautiful and looks amazing with the embossed panel.


  11. This is simply superb ELaine, that gerbera looks amazing and your stitching is so neat too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. That flower looks amazing - beautifully CAS.

  13. You are rocking this challenge Elaine! Another wonderful design, great texture and I can't resist that gerbera! thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  14. stunning card, Elaine! Elegant and such a gorgeous colour! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations and good luck!

  15. Sounds like a frustrating session in the craftroom Elaine but what a gorgeous card came from it!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week.
    "Less is More"

  16. Realy gorgeous. Great colors. Have a nice day, Ankie

  17. Stunning, your end result is fantastic....worth wasting a bit of ink and paper :-)

  18. Very beautiful CAS card. Love this embossed strip behind your striking purple flower. It's gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x


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