Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Less is More Week 8 ~ sketch ~ card 2

Second entry for this week's challenge over at
I thought this might be an easier task as we were given a sketch to follow but how wrong can you be? It took me ages to think of something different from my first card and then even longer to plan/print it in Publisher.  The word Love is printed directly on to the ivory pearl card (the same size card as before ~70mm x 185mm) and then heat embossed in gold. I missed out the letter 'O' and put black/cream heart pattern ribbon between two embossed lines. (I found this helps with getting the ribbon on straight) Then I punched out a 'funky' heart in gold, mounted it on foam pads to give just a little height and placed it where the 'O' should be. Think this might make a good anniversary card (or just to tell someone you love them!)

close up of punched heart and grosgrain patterned ribbon
So now I can go and visit everyone else's cards.


Chrissie said...

I think that's really clever heat embossing a computer/printed sentiment... I haven't a clue how you would do that!
This looks fabulous!
Super job!
"Less is More"

Diane said...

Thanks, Chrissie. I found (by accident!) that when you print on to pearl card, if you put embossing powder on straight away it works!(I only use an ancient inkjet printer too!)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh lovely! And great take on the sketch.
Hugs, Sandra

Susan said...

Diane, this is awesome! I love that embossing...and I love how you've added the heart for the "o"

Mandi said...

FAB take on our sketch
Clever technique
Thanks so much for joining us
"Less is More"

JeNjOy said...

Love this card, the embossed word is beautiful.
jenjoy x

Craftilicious said...

What a clever design and brilliant technique - must give it a try... :-)

Suzilou said...

Wow this card is gorgeous, love how you have printed directly onto the card, and love the heart :)

Aileen said...

Hi Diane

Super take on the challenge. Love the heart as the "O". x

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