Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heavy Metallic

The Less is More challenge this week is a color challenge...


We'd like to see CLEAN & SIMPLE cards with something that has a METALLIC finish to it... ink, embossing, card, charms, actual metal... come on people let's get creative!

I've got to admit, I was stumped.  Finally an idea came to mind.

I used the vines from the Creative Elements set, stamped with Encore silver ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.

The butterfly and silver mat are from some beautiful Japanese papers that a friend gave me a few months ago.  She moved to the US from Japan about a year ago.  I met her at the Newcomers club and she came to our papercrafting classes a couple of times.  She is so delightful!  Generous too!  These papers are so awesome that I almost hate to use them!

Can you see the shine?

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Creative Elements
Ink:  Encore Silver
Paper:  Night of navy, Foil Origami papers
Other:  Silver EP, Silver beads

Do go to the Less is More site and see all the inspiration there.

Glad you could stop and visit.  Do come again soon.



Benzi said...

Bonnie, it's beautiful! Aren't you glad you didn't hoard this beautiful paper? Your embossed vines are just so pretty, too.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous Bonnie, I love the flourish, and the beautiful butterfly!

Chrissie said...

Looks fab Bonnie. I love that delicate embossing... really clean and precise!
Great 'metallic' card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

I can see why you would hate to use them but they made a truly beautiful card x

Marianne said...

Very striking card. The silver embossing is gorgeous, and I can fully relate to your remark about some papers being too pretty to use.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Glad that idea came to you! The card is very classy, very clean and very metallic. Your special papers have a chance to shine!

Mrs.B said...

Love the silver embossed vines, and a beautiful butterfly, must have been hard to cut into that gorgeous paper.

Jenny said...

wow that's a totally original colour combo Bonnie, looks stunning :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

That delicate image looks absolutely stunning embossed in silver on the Night of Navy card stock. And the foil butterfly is the perfect focal point. Gorgeous Bonnie!

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, love the copper against the navy
Thank you, good to see you
"Less is More"

Faith A said...

This is beautiful, love the colour combo, so classy.

Debgem said...

Stunning! The silver against the blue is so elegant and I adore that butterfly!