Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Less is More Embossing

The Less is More challenge this week is to do a one layer card with EMBOSSING.  It can be heat or dry embossing.

I bought a stamp last month that is not Stampin'  Up!  (gasp).  I saw a card at a local craft store that was made using this stamp and I just couldn't resist. 

Here it is on a one layer card.

This is a background stamp.  I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed with black.  Then I went in and colored the flowers with markers.

I did some scoring to frame the image.

This was the third try!  Heat embossing is a BIG challenge!

Here's what I did with one of the cast offs...

I did one with white embossing too.  Again, not a one layer card but still Clean and Simple.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Non SU
Ink:  VersaMark, SU Markers
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Black EP, White EP, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Framed Tulip EF

I used this technique with some SU sets.  If you're interested you can see them here, here and here.

I've glanced at the gallery at Less is More and it is fantastic!  I can't wait to get time to go back and browse some more.

Thanks for the visit.




Zoechaos said...

Great cards and a tricky technique but your cards have all become special. The one layer one reminds me of a firework display. XOXO Zoe

choupynette said...

I have the same stamp, and i never thought to use it this way... the black background gives a fantastic effect to the coloured flowers. It's a great card!

Suze Bain said...

Three great cards Bonnie, the coloured flowers look fab against the black and the third one is clean & fresh! xx

Carla said...

wow,both are beautiful,but I like the black one the most!

Chrissie said...

These all look wonderful Bonnie... you work is a constant source of inspiration to many!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Delicious stamp - I can see why you felt able to branch out (sorry, pun intended!) lovely examples and I particularly like the successful black one


Jo said...

These are fab Bonnie, great colours. Jo

Lisa A. said...

Bonnie, these are lovely!! I love all the pretty colors in your flowers..the white AND black have a distinct beauty...love how you framed the white one in yellow and how you were able to use the "mistakes"...no mistakes here..LOVE them:)!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm 'wowed' by each one of these, Bonnie! That was a good purchase, that stamp. So many things you can do with it! I imagine it stamped and embossed in black over a damask or some other tight patterned paper.

Carol said...

Bonnie, this is BEAUTIFUL! Love your coloring...the whole card is just so bright and vibrant...right up my alley!

Mandi said...

Oh that is fantastic Bonnie
i LOVE that stamp!
thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Lynne said...

They are all fabulous. Gorgeous colours.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Wow this really caught my eye, it's so striking. Love the colourburst against the black :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely brilliant Bonnie! This is a fab technique but you take it to new levels! Vx

Doris said...

Although I have tons of SU stamps, it's still refreshing to see other stamps once in awhile. This one was a good choice, and it's really neat to see how you used it in different ways. Here's an idea: try using Versamark and clear ep over black or dark cs. Nice job, Bonnie!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, these are spectacular, Bonnie!! Great embossing, great coloring, and great designs for each card. Love these!

Benzi said...

They're all beauties, Bonnie. I see why you sneaked and bought that stamp (LOL)...so pretty is that garden of flowers. Beautifully done!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Bonnie, Fabulous cards, love them all, great techniques :0) xxx

Shirley said...


Aileen said...

Super effect on the cards and a great technique. Love the bright colours on your flowers and your rescue cards are fab. x

Susan said...

WOW, WOW, and WOW!!! Fabulous cards, Bonnie! I LOVE that stamp...but what you've done with it is unbelievable!! All wonderful cards....and I must tell you how impressed I am that you did heat embossing! I have tried over and over to do heat embossing, and I am always less than thrilled with the end result!!

Great job on these!!