Sunday, April 10, 2011

Less is More Challenge Week 10


Just a very quick post tonight for the Less is more challenge. A pale blue pearlised card with the sentiment (inspired by a card found on this blog It's All Fiddle Fart - Helen is genius! ) generated in Publisher (as usual) and printed on my old faithful Epson printer. As soon as it comes out of the printer I covered it in embossing powder, shook off the excess and then heat embossed it. The daisy is an old Quickutz die cut out in a patterned vellum I've had for ages.

*****I've been asked in the comments section about the heat embossing. I use a pearlised card and the ink then stays wet enough to throw the embossing powder over it as soon as it comes out of the printer (I only have an old Epson inkjet printer) Might work with a coated card too but I haven't tried that yet.It doesn't work with ordinary matt card because the ink has already soaked in and dried by the time it's come out of the printer. Hope this helps. *****

21 comments:

Rita said...

What a gorgeous card. Hugs Rita xx

Chrissie said...

We missed you last week!
I think it's clever heat embossing a printed sentiment. It looks great and I think the daisy is delicate enough to be an embellishment rather than a layer!
Super card Diane!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Hello From Texas said...

This is lovely! So delicate.
TFS
Carole

Diane said...

Very pretty...love the embossing idea!

Susan said...

Wow, Diane! I didn't know you could emboss right out of the printer! Cool! Great looking card!

Erica said...

Oh My, the embossing makes this look really pretty. Lovely card.

Mandi said...

You are forgiven for not taking part last week...only just! lol
Super card, love the sentiment box
Thank you Diane
mandi
Less is More

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

dutchstamptramp said...

What a stylish and beautiful card!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely delicate card.

Kathyk said...

Such a pretty card and a great idea to heat emboss the sentiment

Kathyk

ding said...

Really gorgeous and stylish card, beautifully composed.
Diane x

Dori said...

great idea! tell us (please!) how you can emboss straight out of the printer - is it inkjet or laser print - can't work out whether you rely on it being still wet or what?! please do tell!

Carla said...

lovely and elegant

Susie Sugar said...

Beautiful dreamy card
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Jenny said...

such a beautiful card.
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Sweet card. love the petals falling away as in the sentiment. x

Valerie said...

Gorgeous, love the falling petals!
Val x

Lynne said...

Really lovely card. Very cleverly done.
Lynne xxx

Viv said...

Lovely card :O)Viv xx

Babs said...

Fabulous card love the image...

Babs x