Saturday, 10 September 2011

LIM–Seeing Double

That’s certainly something I’m doing after staying up late to paint my soon to be craft room…..but before I start again, I had to make a card for the challenge on Less is More.
It’s a one layer week and Chrissie and Mandi’s examples on the blog are absolutely beautiful.  So I’ve tried to make mine as fancy and used a bit of gold embossing powder to make this very simple Anniversary Card using a layout from a previous challenge (Pick a Square):
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Now this picture really doesn’t do it justice, so here’s a close up of the image.I {Heart} Hearts
To do this, I stamped and embossed the gold heart then masked it before stamping the second heart in Early Espresso.  Finally, I used my SAMJ to position the outline heart and stamped and embossed this.  Here’s a quick tip to get lovely sharp embossing……baby powder!  Each time I embossed, I dabbed baby powder over the card before stamping the image in versamark.  Cunning, eh!
So back to my painting….I will have a craft area by the end of the weekend…I will!!
There’s a long way to go!!!


  1. I dabbled with hearts for this week Lilnda. Yours look fabulouos! I like the outlining.
    Good luck with finishing your crafdt area, will be FAB when it;s done and worth all the hard work and upheavel
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  2. Gorgeous hearts, love the outlline of them too, good luck with your area and look forward to seeing the end result :)

  3. Love the simple elegance and the gold embossing. I've just had to create 3 anniversary cards in a row. Wish I'd had your heart stamp to speed things up ...
    Good luck on finishing your craft room.

  4. These hearts are lovely - I'm amazed you were able to do it in the midst of your redecorating, you are definately on a mission ;o) Cant wait to see the finished result!

  5. Hello, new follower here! I am a big (new) fan of Stampin Up! Your cards are amazing. I will be dropping in regularly for inspiration (and I live near Chesterfield!)

  6. We'll need to see a pic of the finished area Linda... then we'll all be round to have a play!
    Super card,I love your embossing, someone's going to be really pleased to receive this!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Lovely design on the heart stamps, lovely anniversary card xx

  8. That's a very classy card, good luck with the decorating

  9. Gorgeous card Linda :-) The heart designs are fab and I love the gold embossing :-)

    Good Luck with the decorating :-) It will all be worth it in the end xx

    Lols x x x

  10. Gorgeous, and fab embossed heart.
    Good luck with the decorating.
    Cathy xx

  11. gorgeous hearts love the dotted outline:) Good luck with the painting at least the weather doesn't make you yearn to be outside!!!
    Val x

  12. Beautifully stylish, love the overlapping hearts. Good luck with your craft room. x

  13. Lovely card, (apparently cornflour works well also, but not tried it!) Sandra

  14. Gorgeous hearts, love how you have done this. You can view my card here .

  15. This is just gorgeous! I love the hearts. Good luck with craft room.

  16. Great stamping and embossing Linda, love your card. Carol x

  17. What a beautiful CAS card!! Like the 2 nicely embossing hearts! :D

  18. Beautiful cards. That's a lovely heart stamp. xx

  19. Lovely card,Linda. I started off with hearts this morning but mine went in the bin!! xx

  20. These are beautiful and thanks for the tip about baby powder x

  21. Stunning swirly heart stamp making an elegant and clean anniversary card.
    Thanks for the tip re the baby powder:-)

  22. GORGEOUS card--I love the masking effect!!!

  23. Hi Linda

    I am still playing catch up in blog land at the mo, I have enjoyed having a good look round here, so many fabulous and inspirational creations!!!

    This is just fabulously elegant!

    Hugs Juls


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